• The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles

    is a community-made miniatures wargame in which two armies clash in an epic battle.

    The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles
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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.

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  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    It's in the Beta Tab.

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    Ah yes. Thanks.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one who missed it

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    so dank

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    @JimMorr Rulebook P27 -> you are still allowed to charge the original target. So your scenario can't happen anymore.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    You mean 9.B.a.4? You can charge either target only if the second target also flees. I think about situation when second target stands but fleeing unit is lucky enough to be ping-ponged back into old spot...

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Sounds like bad play from the active player

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    There Is No Spoon

    Happy Birthday @Mr.Owl!

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    @JimMorr Yeah you are right, but as Lagerlof said: If that ping-pong can happen, the active player should not declare a second charge on the fleeing unit (or capitalize on it and don't redirect for a sure kill)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    You are right... However the fact that fleeing unit can get into charger path and prevent a charge just does not feel right

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    I would appriciate extra complexity in form of additional charge reactions in place of the 'flee engineering'

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Gnasher Dashers lost skirmish now it's impossible to fit them onto a tray

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Have you tried this method? youtube.com/watch?v=H-oH-TELcLE

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Morning skype message from my wife "Demon has just vomited all the breakfast. Stuffed too much". Day as usual...

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    Lol @JimMorr

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Blonde Beer

    Can anyone help me out for the next scroll? I need some cool looking pirate models (painted by a community member) to support a page in the next scroll.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    @Math-CD: are some of your OK pirates painted enough to be shown to @Blonde Beer?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Iluvatar (sabbatical)

    Skarloc, @-calls don't work here - users don't get a notification. Go through a PM or Math's thread. ;)

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    I already figured it out and indeed alread created a PM with both of them. Cheers.

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt

    anyone willing to play through UB right now?

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    Time passes fast, and with it memory of games played 4 months ago fades. With hobby time currently at a minimum, I decided to give you *something* instead of making you wait for complete reports that may never see the light of day.

    So what will follow is a short picture-report of the last three games of the Luxembourg Bash Masters.
    Disclaimer: this game's photos are remarkably bad due to bad lighting, and remarkably few due to rushing to play the last few turns of the game. So apologies for that!

    For game 3 we faced Team Switzerland and I got to play Victor Rossier and his Vampire Counts. Victor is the captain of the team, and usually plays Sylvan Elves. But due to the unexpected absence of the Swiss Vamp player he had to assume his role and play the undead:

    Victor wrote:

    Going into the game, I felt confident since there was no killer vampire to speak of, meaning that my king would be able to grind whatever he came across, as long as it wasn’t a unit of 60 zombies. We got Spoils of War as our scenario and the deployment was Encircle. I got the big center, and the vampires got to play first. My opponent went for a balanced deployment with a unit of Vampire Knights and a Dark Coach on each flank, with the centre occupied by the main blocks.

    I decided to play for the two rightmost scenario points, and deployed accordingly: I used the Seekers to keep my enemy’s right flank occupied, placed both my flame cannons to threaten the advance of the main units towards the objectives and placed the Hold Guardians and King in the middle, with the two shooting units on the right flank.

    TURN 1

    The menace of the Flame Cannons and the seekers kept the vampires at bay: the flanking forces repositioned slightly, and only the Ghasts moved up more aggressively towards the center. Magic was aimed at my seekers, and a magic missile managed to drop 5 of them in one go.

    On the right flank, the Vampire Knights were in a position where they could charge the Marksmen and potentially break through my lines. So I used the Relentless banner to push my king’s unit right into their path,essentially making them a 2000-point redirector! (this trend would continue). So that left only the Dark Coach to threaten my shooters. The units angledthemselves in such a way such as to support each other, and on the left the Hold Guardians moved up a bit to threaten the Ghasts. My shooting was ineffectiveagainst the Dark Coach to the right, and it would continue to be on the following turns.

    TURN 2

    The Vampires shied from any charges, and started pulling off some Elven tricks: the vampire knights to the right had barely enough move to perform a swift reform and move past my king’s arc of sight! The Coaches both repositioned along the flanks. The Bats flew right in front of my Hold Guardians’ path, which allowed the Ghasts to push up more aggressively. This turn the magic was focused on summoning zombies, and both units were bolstered to around 50-strong.

    I spotted a mistake in my opponent’s plan: by pushing the ghasts forward, he had taken them to within 12” of the Flame Cannon. So the Hold Guardians charged in, and the cannons prepared to whittle down the vampiric creatures. The Seekers continued the cat and mouse dance with the Vampire Knights and the Coach: I kept them at a distance where a combo charge was risky business, meaning that no vampire scoring unit would come close to the objective. The king’s unit once more repositioned, getting again right into the path of the Vampire Knights. In shooting disaster struck: the s5 Flame Cannon misfired, and the s4 counterpart only dealt a single wound, meaning that the Ghasts would get in combat intact. The Hold Guardians killed the bats and, augmented by Rune of Gleaming, prepared for the Ghasts.

    TURN 3

    The Ghasts charged into the Hold Guardians and the Coach charged into the Rangers. The big unit of zombies redirected my king’s unit, while the Vampire knights moved to threaten the Warriors’ flank. Magic saw the Ghasts get bonus AP and rerolls to wound from the Alchemy/Glory of Gold combo, and some pretty good rolls from my opponent meant that three dwarven constructs were killed. They killed a single Ghast in return, and a lucky break test meant that they held their ground. This was actually bad news for me, since this denied me the opportunity to flame the undead with 2 S5 D3w flame cannon shots, while postponing the inevitable for the Hold Guardians. The Dark Coach killed some Rangers and got two wounds in return. The rangers failed their steadfast Ld 10 check… [Read More]
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