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    Directives for the future legendary army book

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    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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  • Karaghul -

    Replied to the thread Kin-eater + Rottenjaw lists.

    Thank you! I might have to give this a try myself.
  • Karaghul -

    Liked Andyman’s post in the thread Kin-eater + Rottenjaw lists.

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    I kitbashed plastic ogers and empire handgunners before. The standard bearer arm bit can be sawed off by the wrist, the hand will tilted like he's holding a gun. Alternatively use a regular ogre hand and drill a hole that's at a 135° angle. Then pin…
  • Nasion "Demon" -

    Replied to the thread WDG General Discussion for 2022.

    No favor change can happen at this point. 7 sins is current lore of ninth age, people has already build stories, painted armies around them. Maybe it would be easier to ballance three, but here we are with 7, so best solution can be give dome extra work…
  • Nasion "Demon" -

    Liked Rothulf’s post in the thread WDG General Discussion for 2022.

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    We should stop to ask about buffs only... The proposal clearly mention that unit might change if it goes toward a more simple set up... Also our book seemed to be quite balanced so the power level should not be raised... For once we should not expect…
  • Cultivator -

    Liked Peacemaker’s post in the thread ID General Chat.

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    Meh, I had a planned conversion for my incarnates but quickly shelved them when the LAB dropped. I'll never even bother with the unit. Not even in fun games. I think you guys needed some real out of the box thinking for this unit since it wasn't…
  • Haldir -

    Liked Stemlog’s post in the thread HE General and News - Discussion.

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    I got a little bit confused what can be proposed. If we are talking about the whole army or only minor tweaks to core and one banner. To put it clearly, changing one magic banner will not solve issues. It may even create more with the extremes of either…
  • Haldir -

    Liked Vespacian’s post in the thread HE General and News - Discussion.

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    Certainly take rate is a stat that is mistake agnostic, combine second lowest take rate with results and it does paint a picture of an underperforming book.
  • Little Joe -

    Liked CelticMiniatures’s post in the thread Models for the Warriors of the Dark Gods.

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    My new Kickstarter is live! kck.st/3P0w2s5 STL files for resin printing AND printed resin miniatures shipped to your door. Thanks for looking! d0c383d371682415bc9065b97dbef828-original.jpg
  • Bad -

    Liked IndianaBradley’s post in the thread Indiana Bradleys Hobby/painting blog.

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    Will begin posting pictures of my army tomorrow. I want to inspire people who may not be the greatest painters to not give up and do your best and have fun. You dont have to be a gold deamon winner to post pictures of your army. It doesnt need to…
  • Haldir -

    Liked Axiem’s post in the thread HE General and News - Discussion.

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    Quote from jaith1: “Our characters are great, and we already know this because the project nerfs them even in the years where HE are underperforming (Sliver, MotCT). But the reality is Elves die so easily. Especially with DS4. How many armies have core…
  • Crazydwarf -

    Liked IHDarklord’s post in the thread ETC 2022 - ID lists.

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    Hello there! I was doing the pairings myself, but no, I didn't pair myself into great matches :) My first round, against KOE, I was favoured (aiming for around 13), but my opponent tried to open the game and failed. Resulting in plenty of time for me to…
  • Eol -

    Liked duxbuse’s post in the thread DE General Discussion.

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    Quote from Eol: “About Frédéric performance... 1. DE Vs DL. 19-1(Frontline Clash, Hold the Ground) 2. DL Vs DE. 2-18 (Counterthrust, Secure Target) 3. DE Vs ID. 4 - 16 (Refused Flank, Breakthrough) 4. DE Vs Wotdg. 16-4 (Marching Columns, Spoils of…
  • Reconquer Designs -

    Liked SirVelinn’s post in the thread KoE Alpha Feedback!.

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    Quote from Reconquer Designs: “I’m surprised I thought all the labs and WDG in particular had consistently been doing very well. I want to see the singles results though ” I was in the tournament. I can just tell u that ID is often used as oppener or to…