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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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    @Lagerlof: 17047 users in total, 4198 active in the last 365 days, 3675 active in 2021, 2097 active in the last 30 days

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    number of registrations per year:2015: 4505 2016: 5312 2017: 2602 2018: 1854 2019: 1504 2020: 780 2021: 490

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    but I've removed tons of spam accounts in 2020 and 2021, not sure how much of an impact it has...

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    (to be clear about the last statement: previously, spam accounts were banned. I've changed my personal policy about that, because most spanners don't care about being banned: they're here to leave a link or two to their personal website, so that their Google ranking get higher.)

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    (So now, I delete those accounts and every trace of them, so they're not counted in the previous figures for most of 2020 and 2021.)

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    Thank you! :D

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    Little Joe

    Thank you! Interesting numbers.

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    Important fact, I am both the 8,000th and 10,000 member of these forums.

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    You aim for 20,000th as well Omar?

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    Make it happen!

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    When in rome

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    co tam wariaty, jaka parówa?

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    Is the army builder messed up? keep having problems with it it adding points for options etc

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    Website seems v/ slow today - anybody else having la meme probleme?

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    mic, you are the only one here who has "a meme problem". it is known

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    ( ͡°( ͡° ͜ʖ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ʖ ͡°) ͡°)

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    The website is always slow for me :P Always has been

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    Let me try of this works ***** ***

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    *if, you damned phone!


  • New

    We got invited to the @SmithF Inviational!
    Casimir and I discuss the tournament pack and our first thoughts on lists for the tournament.
    Part 1 of a multipart series!

    For those who want to read the tournament pack:

    The SmithF 2021 invitational

    To bring together creators of content from across the world for five fun games of T9A, in a relaxed atmosphere and to encourage the creation of youtube battle reports / podcasts. To also show that T9A can be played in many variations compared to the usual 4500 tournament list.

    The rules :
    Have fun, and produce content! I’d ask all of the participants to produce battle reports of their games, after all that’s the reason for this initiative! It can be written reports, videos, podcasts, anything you want.

    Participants :
    Ideally, keep the player pool around 16-strong, to make reporting easier and limit tournament handling effort while keeping everything centralized and engaging with the community. Feel free to suggest content creators that are ok with playing online!

    Tournament Pack:
    Army books: any T9A publication is allowed, including supplement books (Asklanders, Makhar, Cultists, Hobgoglins and the Giant Supplement)

    Armylists: overall “don’t be that guy” policy. You can play anything you want, just keep it interesting for everyone. Think of the battles more like White Dwarf battle reports and less like the top table at the ETC. I can’t enforce “bad” choices, but it would be nice to see some things that one doesn’t regularly take at a tournament. But more importantly, take something you'll genuinely have fun playing.

    Each player must submit a legal 3000 point list (A) and two 1500 point “side boards” (B and C). The following combinations must all give ‘legal’ lists:
    A + B (4500 point list)
    A + C (4500 point list)
    A + B + C (6000 point list)

    The games: UB, Warhall or even real life games if you’re as fortunate!

    Maps: use map pack A+B (so roll a D16 prior to each game). For the game on the shorter table, just “cut” 6” on either side of the long edge.

    Round duration: 2 weeks / round unless there's any objection. This is supposed to be more of a "slow burn" and allow you guys to create content! First round would start early October, allowing for a tournament finish before the holidays!

    Round 1: First skirmishes
    3000 point game using your “A” list. Game played on a 5’x4’ table . Deployment: Frontline clash. Scenario: Capture the Flag!

    Round 2: Assassination attempt!
    4500 point game using your “A” list and your choice of B or C. Game played on a 6’x4’ table.
    Deployment: random. Scenario: Assassination!
    Assassination: nominate a character in the enemy’s list: the player who kills the enemy’s character first wins the scenario, unless the opponent kills his chosen character too (in which case the scenario is a draw).

    Round 3: Treason!
    Army swap round. 4500 point game using the “A” list and the opponent’s choice of B or C (so each player picks the “detachment” for the army he will be using) . Game played on a 6’x4’ table
    Deployment: random. Scenario: Annihilate!
    Annihilate: for this round each player scores points based on how many casualties he deals: for each 225 points killed, 1 Battle Point is scored, up to a total of 20 (so each player can score 20 points if mutual annihilation is achieved!)

    Round 4: Fight for the high ground
    4500 point game using your “A” list and your choice of B or C. Game played on a 6’x4’ table.
    Deployment: random. Scenario: King of the Hill

    Round 5: The Grand Finale
    6000 point game using A+B+C. Played on a 6’x4’ table
    Deployment: Frontline Clash. Scenario: Hold the Ground

    The winner:
    This tournament will have two winners

    a) Overall best general: whoever scores the most points
    b) People’s choice: via open poll in the forum – anyone following the event on the forum will be able to vote based on the quality of the battle reports, list originality, or any other criterion they wish!

    Each winner will hopefully receive a custom forum tag (I’ll need to negotiate that with the powers that be) and a gift voucher for a GW Start Collecting box of their choice: I’ll be doing prize support and I selected the GW box for facility’s sake (can be done online and has a long validity date). Perfect for a christmas gift! [Read More]
  • Only a few weeks/months late... on this week's show the guys are joined by a crack-team of rodent experts, in the form of JT and Cas, to discuss the new Vermin Swarm book. As well as all the rat chat, the team discuss why airbrushes are a pain in the hoop, why sportsmanship is important, and why the Maus Cannon is the worst name in existence. Enjoy!

    The Scottish 9th Age Facebook page for updates and news about forthcoming tournaments and events here


    And the Scottish 9th Age Twitter for pictures from battle reports, events etc.


    To get in touch with the podcast team and to submit questions for the show you can email us at Scottishwildlings@gmail.com. [Read More]

  • Casimir the Swede and Henrypmiller are joined by a multitude of old and new guests to discuss whether the Beast Herds eat grass or if they eat meat!

    Also discussed on the show is the question of how many penises does a griffon have and if you were a goatman would you copulate with a goat? Minor references to lactose intolerance and naked wrestling. If the above wasn't enough.

    Listen in and find out!!!! [Read More]
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  • WhammeWhamme -

    Replied to the thread ID General Chat.

    Speaking as someone who has actually tried to turn T9A into an RPG (three times, actually), I probably wouldn't improve accuracy for (player) characters there either. It's the most point and click weapon in the setting, the weapon of choice for giving…
  • Gerfaks -

    Liked Tanka’s post in the thread OK General chat.

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    Is there a view at all yet into tweaks for the army at year end review? From a purely pts based view I think most options are fairly well represented/taken, there's probably 2/3 areas that look to need to some love: 1) initial v extra pricing, I think…
  • JimMorr -

    Replied to the thread VS LAB Alpha Discussions.

    Quote from arwaker: “Assuming those values would hold for a larger statistics, is 75% considered an auto include? How many HE lists play a master mage? How many VC play Count? How many ID play Master Prophet? ” Taking into account that Dictator is to…
  • Ehakir -

    Replied to the thread The 2021 WDG Discussion Thread.

    I don't know about you, but for me the movement phase is still the most important phase in the game and single model movement is extremely powerful in the current Ninth Age rules. Then again, I generally don't play with any anvils in my WDG armies...…
  • Ozzy666 -

    Replied to the thread DE General Discussion.

    Yeah, I understand there's a certain level of abstractness, but the question still remains, what makes Warlock Acolytes better than others? Best Wishes Ozzy
  • Gingersmali -

    Liked Flea Market’s post in the thread Models for the Orcs and Goblins.

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    Oi! I herd you liek Gnashers! 720X720-turkey-dashers-img01.jpg720X720-turkey-herd-img01.jpg 720X720-ong-oven-img01.jpg A lot of work went into these guys, from the theme to the posing and all the details, so we really hope you like them. Check out all…
  • Gingersmali -

    Replied to the thread Models for the Orcs and Goblins.

    That last one ;( poor birbs
  • DanT -

    Replied to the thread ID General Chat.

    Quote from Harmonize: “Someone know, Why Blunderbuss don't have better aim on Characters ? Was just wondering. ” That might depend whether you want a fluff answer, mechanical answer or process answer ;) :P My take on it (I haven't checked whether other…