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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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    Weidekamp

    *cannons

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    Jester09

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

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    Jester09

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

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    Chronocide

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

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    Nemeroth

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

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    Chronocide

    "Side-eye"?

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    Chronocide

    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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    Grimbold Blackhammer

    Back to normal.

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    Ghiznuk

    normal what ?

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    Nemeroth

    Micdicdoc got a bit trigger happy.

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    Nemeroth

    Spitting bars and shiz

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    piteglio

    dont shoot the piano player"

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    Chronocide

    the-ninth-age.com/community/fi…942eec53f82c483a19ca05e44

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    piteglio

    very useful, Chrono, thanks for that. a couple remarks:

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    piteglio

    (1) Savaar -> Savar, (2) (Engine of) Destruction -> Damnation

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    Chronocide

    Did I missspell one of the Dark God's again?

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    Chronocide

    Anyway, TY, I will fix those.

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    Chronocide

    Fixed, link above now links to both versions.

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    Ghiznuk

    Waaaaooowww !!!

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    Ghiznuk

    thank you so much !!

News

  • New

    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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    Quote from Bogi: “Quote from Herminard: “How will you remove core tax without causing model bloat? By model redesign? ” I do like your idea of never depowering anything that is currently in the meta. Model redisgn or point drops are the only two methods…
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    Quote from Eastern Gate: “Quote from Adam: “Quote from Eastern Gate: “What I meant was that a lot of players (I dare say a majority but what do I know) accepts/wants a narrative of common troops, elite troops and rare beasts and monstrosities and we want…
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    Liked Herminard’s post in the thread Age of Single models?.

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    Liked Folkienn’s post in the thread HE Miniatures & New Models.

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    News from HE miniature library :D , new hires: Elven Warriors with spears from Windmaster Miniatures image.jpg image.jpg Female Elven Warrior with Scimitar from Dark Sword Miniatures 7499_f1_p.jpg 7499_b1_p.jpg Nathaliel, Dragon Elfe Prince from…
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    Replied to the thread Daemonic Legions Simplified for non-Daemonic Legions Players.

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    Quote from Nemeroth: “I’m confused, I wasn’t asking you to do anything, just offering advice on fonts. ” We're thinking too hard on this one. Thank you for the feedback, sorry if I offended, and I hope the present fix is more dyslexic friendly.
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    Liked Kreln’s post in the thread Models for the Kingdom of Equitaine.

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    Marcos just add a beer barrel helm and we have a perfect KoE giant.Perhaps also a wagon wheel as a shield
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    Replied to the thread Models Models for the Undying Dynasties.

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    Quote from Little Joe: “Which parts specifically? :D ” Hmm...looking closer, each one is just slightly different from the GW. Probably had a 3d scanner of the old GW and a few others, then copy+paste sections of the old ones. Chariot Wheels in particular,…
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    Quote from WastelandWarrior: “Looking good already but you have given yourself a lot of work if you intend to highlight it all like the shrine piece ” Thanks! Naah I am not quite aiming for that level of details, just adding some here and there…
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    Liked Herminard’s post in the thread Wdg CORE eliteness and powet.

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    @matrim Scoring has a value. This drives the cost. It is not for the bunker value alone that people bring 4 scoring Barbarians from core. So yes. They would lose value if we removed mandatory Scoring. And yes Scoring would end up as a cheaper
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    Liked JimMorr’s post in the thread VS LAB Mechanics Phase Update 1.

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    0.5 HP ;)
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    Quote from Herminard: “Quote from Bogi: “Are such drastic measures necessary to get the end result which you can get easily while keeping the idea of core. Having core provides army identity and while I feel your end goal is valiant, core tax can be…