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

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    Iluvatar

    That's success, baby!

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    Chronocide

    Yeah, I kept coming to the site out of habit....

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    Chronocide

    I also mentioned the maintenance on Facebook with a frowny face.

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    Chronocide

    Because it was shut down, I understand the importance of maintenance.

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    Ghiznuk

    hahahah Chronocide yeah also feeling the same, i was like « hey, what to do while at work ! »

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    Ghiznuk

    also, shouldn't you be sleeping ? XD

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    Iluvatar

    "importance of maintenance" is all relative. we could have waited and have our server shut down on Monday morning. =)

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    Chronocide

    It still has to be done.

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    Chronocide

    And the timing was only bad for me because I was wide awake when I should be asleep.

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    Chronocide

    They were down from like 2am-6 am, over here.

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    Chronocide

    I was, actually, rather surprised that you'd do the updates with convience for us pacific coast people in mind :D

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    ForsetisMuse

    Iluvatar you are the best!! <3 <3

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    Lord Marcus

    i mean Illuvatar is the author of the song of creation, so

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    Little Joe

    .. let's join him singing in canon and ...

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    micdicdoc

    I LOVE TASHA YAR is just Iluvatar long form

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    micdicdoc

    Am I correct in thinking that Shady Gits are not upgrades to Common Goblin units (since you 'take' them and don't 'upgrade' a model to be one)? If your Common Goblin unit is running with bows, you then don't pay for a bow for these guys?

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    micdicdoc

    With Shady Gits, the max size of the unit is then 63 models? Do I have this right?

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    piteglio

    i see it the other way. unlike Mad Gits, you *deploy* Shady Gits. so i would pay 57 goblins, 3 gits, and 60 bows. but i look forward to the opinion of someone who know more than i do.

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    Lich King

    I'd say: 1. they're part of the unit and the units maximum size is set to 60. Regardless of the type of model.

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    2. You don't need to buy bows for them. They can't even buy a bow. So they don't pay and they can't use bows. So 57 Common goblins with bows and three shady gits

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