Rules and support files for our games

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Welcome to the world of The 9th Age

Welcome to The 9th Age, your fantasy wargame universe, made by hobbyists for the community of hobbyists.

Here, you will find the rules of our games (T9A: Fantasy Battles and T9A: Quick Starter) as well as community support tools and background documents about the universe where T9A games take place. We also provide translations of our documents in French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish and Spanish (with even more translations in the works!). All of these are free and supported by many thousands of active members.

  • Quick Starter (T9A:QS) is designed for faster games, with less experienced players in mind.
  • Fantasy Battles (T9A:FB) is a more elaborate game, designed for more experienced players, also used in competitions up to international championship.

We have 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 28mm models from any model company. We have created a game that is both balanced and fun. Don't believe us? Try it for yourselves.

Now let's go out and play some games!

Till we meet in battle,
The 9th Age Team

The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles

Please note that when both Legendary and Slim books exist in the same version, either one is valid; otherwise the one with higher version number takes primacy. Documents not matching the "x" and "y" of x.y.z_# version of the Rulebook are not considered up to date.

Legendary editions

Slim books

Gaming Material

Support Material

The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles - Supplements

The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles - Supplement games

The 9th Age: Quick Starter

The 9th Age: Quick Starter is our introductory game, meant for players new to the world of wargaming in The 9th Age as well as for veteran gamers looking for short games.

The 9th Age: Quick Play - Essence of War is a rework of this game. It aims at replacing our Quick Starter, and it is currently in a public testing phase. We welcome all feedback about it on the forum to help us improve it!

Magazines, Artwork and Posters

The 9th Scroll

A free hobby magazine published by The 9th Age team.


Note: translated rules downloaded from here are as official as the original rules in English, provided they are up to date with the same version number or higher (version tag can be checked on Filebase, where the files are hosted). In case they appeared not to match, the original prevail - please report.


Community Tools

Army Builder 2.2c filesT9A data files for the Army Builder software (army building tool)version 2.0
Army Builder 3.x filesT9A data files for the Army Builder software (army building tool)version 2.0
Battlescribe filesT9A data files for the Battlescribe software (army building tool)version 2.0
9th BuilderOnline army builder toolversion 2.0
New Recruit Online army builder toolversion 2.0
Engine of FateOnline army builder and combat simulatorversion 0.201.0
9th Age Simple Combat CalculatorCalculate the combat statistics for a model or unit with a simple attack profile.
BattlePlanner Installation LinkCollection management tool
WarCalcCompute Battle Points from victory conditions