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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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    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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    Lich King

    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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    micdicdoc

    Arguably then, 2. also applies when buying Mad Gits?

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    micdicdoc

    So if you want three Mad Gits you could only ever have a max 57 Cave Goblins?

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    Lich King

    I'd say the Surprise rule makes them not count against that limit since they're not deployed with unit

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    piteglio

    until Dec 1st --- Tabletop simulator --- 10€ for a lifetime license

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    micdicdoc

    BUY IT AND YOU CAN PLAY EoW!

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    Eisenhans

    Can't afford it- just spent all my money at Brother Vinni's #buildingabrothel

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    piteglio

    hey you, generous people with christmas-generosity in your veins... hear the call of Eisenhans! : D

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    piteglio

    speaking of which - in ten minutes we'll be live on Twitch for a new game in TTS between Rob and Mic. in case you wanna join:

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    piteglio

    twitch.tv/veiloftheages

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    Chronocide

    Not really T9A, but there's a guy on ebay selling a metal thunderhawk (the original) which is totally unassembled or painted. Too rich for me, but it's pretty cool

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    Chronocide

    ebay.com/itm/Limited-Edition-T…2747b0:g:oPwAAOSwLYBfvmeV

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    Chronocide

    I suppose it could be an infernal engine...

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    micdicdoc

    I mean, the thing is bigger than some small animals

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    Lich King

    Get your Christmas Avatar from the freakin' Mat'At

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