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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.
T9A

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

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    Lich King

    Get your Christmas Avatar from the freakin' Mat'At

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    RHworldbuilding

    That gunship also costs more than a whole 4500 pts army...

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    micdicdoc

    No, Rob

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    micdicdoc

    It *is* the army

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    RHworldbuilding

    Mind, BLOWN. This is for the "Age of Single models" thread! XD

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    More brothels for the people, hahahah

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    Lord Marcus

    so the next two $85-$95 army deals from TIPS will be for EoS and UD

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    Lord Marcus

    We will also have a terrain bundle or 5

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    JimMorr

    Annual forum cleaning has just started ;)

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    Purge and scourge

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    Nicreap

    TIPS?

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    Lich King

    Two idiots printing service - one of our supporting companies

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    Chronocide

    @RHworldbuilding Sounds like you don't understand GW prices....$400-600 should be about the target for your initial 40k army that's pretty bare. T9A is much more expensive than 40k (if using GW models). For T9A, the issue is model count. 10 GW dwarves is $50, 10 FW chaos dwarves is $70.

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    Chronocide

    So the minimum unit size for ID core being 20 models, it's $140 for a bare minimum unit of Infernal Warriors

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    Chronocide

    And that cost doesn't include having to buy the square bases separately

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    Chronocide

    So, yeah, that's one of the big appeals to your papercraft armies.

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    Chronocide

    In 40k or AoS most of the factions have a low model count option. It's still $400-600, but you could play at that level. T9A with GW models is incredibly pricey

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    Chronocide

    Wow...all is way too expensive, but it's oop GW sets in shrink wrap from from some nerds estate sale: ebay.com/sch/capefeargames/m.h…nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562

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    Chronocide

    Sorry, not really the best spot for these. Was just blown away seeing these.

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    JimMorr

    Mordheim box is not even that expensive...

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Recent Activities

  • Sir_Sully -

    Replied to the thread T9A Version 3 Rules Suggestions (long term future).

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    Quote from SlaveToThePyre: “1) hit rolls negatively affected by opponent's Aegis 2) wound rolls negatively affected by opponent's Armour ” This opens up an interesting avenue of essentually Off vs Def + Aegis and Strength vs Res + Arm. So when rolling…
  • JimMorr -

    Replied to the thread The Ninth Age Simple Rulebook.

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    Great, I'll fix it in next version. However it seems Scribus 1.4.8 file is not correctly opened in Scribus 1.5.6.1. LOL those open-source projects run by volunteers ;) It will take some extra time to fix the layout in 1.5.6.1. I hope the text becomes…
  • strauss -

    Liked Ortwin’s post in the thread Ortwin's painting blog Update November: ​ID Kadim Titan.

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    Hi Guys, Finally, a new unit for my Imperial Dwarves! :D I'm super stoked to field this one in my next game (whenever that will be...) The pics are large, but the model is so huge it needed it. I have some great units lined up for this army. Stay…
  • toots -

    Replied to the thread DE LAB Tuesday Sneak Peaks & Teaser Roundup.

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    does the academy banner stack? i.e. if i have two academy banner units either side of a unit of say corsairs, do the corsairs get AP(2) in the first round of combat?
  • matrim -

    Replied to the thread T9A Version 3 Rules Suggestions (long term future).

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    You don't want to drop any of the below To w or to hit rolls Ambush Skirmish Reforms Flux card mechanic (cards and details may but don't return to 2d6 winds) Breaking from combat Flee Light troops Movement and line of sight "shenanigans" makes the game…
  • Nemeroth -

    Replied to the thread Models for the Dread Elves.

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    Quote from DarkSky: “Quote from Peacemaker: “Quote from DarkSky: “Also: Give the Elves real clothing, not fetish s€x shop outfits. Nobody wears 10cm heels into battle. ” ....do you even play dread elves bro? lol ” Taste certainly differs, but Lubart…
  • Sir_Sully -

    Replied to the thread T9A Version 3 Rules Suggestions (long term future).

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    Quote from Chronocide: “As for VP, T9A3 might do things totally different, so I wouldn't put too much thought there. I suppose my intention is that the VP still resolves as if he were a different unit, he just can't leave. ” Ok. Just wanted to…
  • jaith1 -

    Liked Klaudel’s post in the thread Age of Single models?.

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    Here’s my proposal: all units have 2 types of movement (regardless of number of models in the unit): a) advance move during which a unit is eligible for limitless number of pivots and b) march move, during which a unit can make only 1 pivot and only…