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

Von Sir_Joker,

Dear 9th Age Supporters!

We proudly present you the last part of our Beta Release – the Temporary Army Compendium. This is the final piece you will need to play Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age providing simplified temporary army lists until each army gets its own complete new army book.

Expectations & Reality

Due to the fact that Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age is created by a team of ETC players, ETC AR members and the founders of the famous “Swedish Comp” system we are aware that the community has very high expectations balance-wise. This document had to be compiled within an absolute minimal amount of time due to the upcoming ETC2016 vote where captains will decide which system is going to be played next year. We would have taken at least another 2-3 weeks to playtest and balance all army lists if we had the time to do so and the current iteration should be seen as what it truly is: an early alpha version of all army books so proper playtesting can start. We thought that it would be best to take this approach over countless of FAQ pages referring to the old materials, but honestly most of the time we had so far was needed to create the rule book and Paths of Magic document.


Although the Temporary Army Compendium won’t be perfect at this early stage, it is a good starting point for the upcoming first major testing phase. We will update this document based on the feedback we receive from players – if there are problems with the internal/external balance we promise you to address them in a timely manner. We encourage you to be part of this process, the more feedback we receive from real games played by you the better the final product will be. Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age is a community project and our greatest asset is the support of our community, providing priceless feedback.

In the upcoming week we will start the formal application process for the community army book committees. Every player will have the chance to apply for a spot in the army book creation team which will produce “proper” army books for each army. Although we did not have nearly enough time to give every army the love it deserves we are certain that this simplified army lists provide interesting and tactical battles until each race gets their own army book.

Henceforward the armies of the 9th Age march into battle!

The 9th Age Project Team

Link to the Temporary Army Compendium
Link to the Rules Tab
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