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The 9th Age

Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age

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Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age is an independent table top miniature wargame set in a fantasy world, in which players take control of armies and set them upon one another in conflicts ranging from minor skirmishes to mighty battles with hundreds of models.

The game and all of its rules are completely free to download and use, and consist of a main rulebook and over fifteen army documents, ranging from stoic men and noble elves to the feral orcs and dread worshipers of the dark gods. You can easily assemble your own army using appropriate 28mm miniatures from any manufacturer.

Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age has been created by a group of experienced wargamers, a large supportive staff and continuous input from the wargaming community. We aim to provide a competitive, balanced and fun game, with updates and new rules to be released regularly.

We’ve created 16 unique armies from the Dread Elves in the west to the Ogre Khans in the east. Each army has different units and playstyles and can be represented by models from any 28mm model company. People said it was impossible, but we have created a game that is both balanced and fun. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourselves.

Happy wargaming.

The latest issue of the 9th Scroll is available! You can read all about it in the news.

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    The meme makes no sense. It's an ogre.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Slayer Zabojcow

    his face looks dwarvish to me, but anyway the meme doesn't make sense for me

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Well the picture was found in a google search for dwarves, so it was probably a dwarf...

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    And an Ogre is just a big dwarf anyway....

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    I always forget there is a messenger here... Hi :)

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    where are the new memes doc?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Hm, that smell of burning tyres and tear gas in the morning…

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    T9A or WHFB, who is the best? I mean WHFB obviously, but for the sake of argument.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    I miss special characters... bur

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Can do with out WHFB and magic though

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    What does LAB mean? I see it mentioned a lot regarding testing

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    OMG, nvm. as soon as i posted it hyperlinked up

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    LAB team is the group that makes the LAB, so like ID LAB team is group that is responsible for these ID Beta rules.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    oooh chrono do i detect a bit of side-eye there........

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    I was clarifying because the LAB and the LAB team are seperate things, so the lexicon descrines the LAB, but that's just the finished product. the LAB team is more broad it what it covers.


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    Greetings once more, dear reader!

    I promised a proper ending for the Ocho series, so I guess that even a very late article will do! When I last updated this blog we were in the process of fighting an against-the-odds battle versus none other than the Danish team, boasting a roster of ETC veterans and tournament winners. As mentioned before, the team went into the “get creative” mode, an approach that could also be translated into “anything can happen”. And happen it did: right after I finished my game, we sat on a 51-49 score with three games remaining.

    Our Dread Elves (chariot-star list) faced a double Duke KoE army and won 13-7 in a bloody game that saw the elves bounce off armour everywhere, but still manage to give as good as they got, on top of scoring the objective. We were ahead: Undying Dynasties then faced an aggressive flying Vampire Covenant army, and proceeded to kill vampire after vampire in a mix of shooting, magic, and exploding caskets. We learned that a charging Colossus is more than a match for 40 Ghouls and that if you throw enough s3 arrows at a Shrieking Horror it will eventually curl up and die (again). A 16-4 win brought us at the 80-point mark, with a single game to go. No way we’d get beaten now, so our Saurian Ancients player could play without any pressure, knowing he’d have to fight Wilhelm of RT and ETC fame. SA clashed with Warriors of the Dark Gods, in a game that was too weird to watch and could have gone wrong numerous times. Only it didn’t: @bolard stuck to his guns and managed an impressive 18-2 win, bringing the round to an unbelievable 98-62 win!

    So when the smoke cleared we had won two rounds convincingly, suffered a near-cap defeat at the hands of the French, and fought three draw-ish rounds. As is the case in team tournaments, consistency is key: the 500 points we were able to score were just enough to push us past teams such as England, Canada and Australia for a final 8th place out of 30!

    The undisputed champions of the Ocho were the Swiss, last year’s Bronze medalists: they bested the Spanish, the French, the English and then capped our host, team USA, to get the first place. The only ones that were able to keep the well-oiled swiss clock in control were their Italian neighbors, who came second after having to fight behemoths such as Russia, Switzerland and Germany; it turns out pizza and pasta IS the breakfast of champions! Well done lads! The podium was completed by team Russia, to nobody’s surprise; Russians know their T9A, and are always top3 contenders. One can only hope to achieve their level of consistency, one day…

    I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the performance of our hosts, the amiable Team USA: they not only opened their Discord server to the international community and made the international UB tournaments a reality, but spent a great deal of time on the top tables, only to be toppled down in the end by the Swiss. Their final placing was 5th, commendable although I can understand their disappointment for not bringing the trophy home. A huge thanks to them, and to the tournament organizer, @Sergrum for making this 200+ player, 6-week event a success! Alex runs a Youtube channel where he discusses tactics and muses on about Warriors of the Dark Gods, Tactics and chicken wings. I’d listen to him if I were you, because not only is he a very competent general, but his Discord/Messenger contact list is littered with past and present tournament winners; if you consistently win tournaments and there’s a nugget of T9A wisdom in your head, chances are that Sergrum has managed to squeeze it out of you in after-midnight talks. So when he rambles on while munching on fried bird extremities, you should listen.

    To get back to Team Belgium, we were very happy with the final result: we entered the event with several off-the-wall lists, and still managed to finish in a respectable position. That’s a testament to the hard work that my fellow team members have put into the preparation for this year’s (cancelled) ETC, and a bright beacon for the years to come. So kudos to them, and a particular shout-out to @Arthur for his impressive 92/120 points that put him just shy of the top10 scorer list for the tournament.

    But what about the Beasts? I’d say that for an “outdated book” they did quite well: team tournament considerations notwithstanding , the Beast Herds were only barely knocked off the top position for average score! With 6 players representing them , and zero “Spanish lists” to be found, I take this as a positive sign for the beasts as a whole: perhaps more generals can be persuaded to take a walk on the wild side.

    Regarding the SmithF beasts in particular… that’s a more complex question: the list did well overall, ending up with 85 points. But it did nothing to help the pairings for our team, meaning that it was difficult to try and get into a good game: So the positive thing is possibly that the beasts held their own in what I considered… [Read More]
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  • TofuD2 -

    Replied to the thread Age of Single models?.

    Could try to bump max rank bonus to 4 (up to 5 with legion standard) which would help cheap+deep blocks. Forces cowboy / monster to do more wounds to tie/win combat, and if they fluff they will likely break
  • TofuD2 -

    Liked Altao’s post in the thread Age of Single models?.

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    @Pellegrim How would your result change if you would switch ranges to different value? (like <250, 250-500, >500 - closer to 5-10% of game size ;) ) Quote from Pellegrim: “I checked the top 10 lists of the Ocho, on units/ points invested. As I have…
  • Sparkutas -

    Replied to the thread Is it fair that paired weapons negate Parry? (Discsussion).

    Quote from KhaN9292: “Spears With shields was the primary Weapon for thousands of years ” I thought we are talking about XVII century which is probably most accurate technologically for warhammer world. Besides Romans beaten Macedonians while using less…
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    Replied to the thread ID General Chat.

    Quote from Jomppexx: “Random thought on the infernal bastion: What if it were changed to have a crew of say 6-8 dwarves with flintlock axes or blunderbusses, maybe an option between them. The prophet potentially on it would get 360 LOS, same with the
  • Cam -

    Liked baldargent’s post in the thread ID General Chat.

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    Hi It s me again for a stupid thing. A bout the golden Idol of shamut I think the name does not suit the model wearing itIndeed shamut = Tauruk ritual and "good movement"but when i take the Idol my moove is set to 4/12Too bad;it woulbe better to n'aime…
  • Crafty -

    Like thr news Layout Update for DE, DH and VS armybooks from Just_Flo.

    Yesterday we released layout updates of the DE, DH, and VS army books, which had been announced in the respective army forums a while ago when they underwent public lectoring. Besides adjusting the layout of these army books to match the How to Read…
  • baldargent -

    Replied to the thread Immortals Beta 2 LAB Questionnaire.

    -I want the old Whispers of the mask rule back (And all the rule for infernal weapon : a hand weapon magical +1 s +1ap can use Parry with Shield)