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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

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    Mad Hat

    We are live: youtu.be/_iXi6fVUyts

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    JimMorr

    Facebook down. Now I have time to finish the ogres and expand VS... :P

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    Ghiznuk

    Facebook down, Ninth Age up :)

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    Ghiznuk

    VK is up, too ! Time to change social network at last, everyone :)

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    JimMorr

    Heck, I used FB to login into MMF...

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    Librarian

    Does anyone know the name of the "dogs of war" army that was done for 9th Age?

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    Ghiznuk

    ? Iron Crowns ?

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    Omarcomin

    @Librarian You want the 'Free Companies' T9A: Free Companies

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    Minor Leader B

    How does VS dictator's Unlimited power! interact with the thaumaturgy spell Speaking in tongues?

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    skipschnit

    Which version of the spell? On commanding presence, it doesn’t convey the disc value

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    Lich King

    While I see that this issue can be interpreted this way RAW, I think it would need a clarification somehow. I've been under the impression that units affected by Speaking in tongues will also loose Unstable in this case.

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    micdicdoc

    Psst ... Anyone want to buy some Warhammer?

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    Nemeroth

    Micdicdoc Indiana Jones memes. I live. x

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    xciccox

    Someone know the pass for the Agrael Game on UB?

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    Just_Flo

    When in doubt, try I allways try Wings or wings

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    jirga

    what's the crocodile art about?

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    Tyranno

    <<<<<^^^^^^^^o-----¬

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    Lich King

    <<<<<|||||||||<|||||< is equal to 12798060 in Mesopotamia cuneiform. But I'm not sure what you're referring to @Tyranno

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    Tyranno

    Look at it. It's a crocodile resting submerged in water

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    Lich King

    Oof, I'm bad in reading from right to left xD

News



  • 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

    Goal:
    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]
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Recent Activities

  • jimmygrill -

    Liked umbranar’s post in the thread The 2021 WDG Discussion Thread.

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    Hello Chosen Meatbags and Irredeemable Lords and Ladies! Please allow me to divert your gaze towards the balance surveys: the-ninth-age.com/community/ne…orting-the-balance-patch/
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    Liked Clangeddin Silverbeard’s post in the thread The 2021 WDG Discussion Thread.

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    Honestly, I don't know what you guys are talking about. I think chimera is a great piece. I think that march 20 + free reform is amazing. And with str5/res5 it genuinely threatens flank charges and nearly always cleans up dedicated chaff. If you're only…
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    Replied to the thread DH 2.2 General discussion..

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    Literally makes no difference what we say anyway. The RT will decide whatever they want or think without any evidence or data as was very clear in 2020 with sweeping nerfs to unit starting costs “because”.
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    Liked Mad Hat’s post in the thread The Company of the Blazing Dawn.

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    It's been a while since I posted pics of unpainted minis here, but I wanted to share this. I've been spending a long time assembling my Arcane Engine, but I'm really happy with the end result. 8ljA9MA.jpg r3qNqCV.jpg And slit apart into all…
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    Replied to the thread Official named characters.

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    Quote from Gingersmali: “Quote from heliconid: “super useful to know, exactly what I think ppl have been talking about. Maybe it'd be useful to have the 3 characters in distinct niches. Like a general, Spellcaster and BSB/cowboy. ” I think this is a…
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    Replied to the thread Egg of the Quetzal.

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    Quote from GorillaConda: “Breath weapon that’s what? Heavy panting? Meh lol. Toxic or fire I get. Just a breath weapon that’s just magical? Meh. :) ” Not everything in the game is literal, the rule is named Breath Attack because that's the most common way…
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    Liked justCain’s post in the thread KoE General Discussion thread.

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    Quote from Marcos24: “come on its just a figure of speech ” Even if it is, seriously there's no reason for someone to talk that way to anybody. I just discovered this game like a week ago, started building my first square based miniatures, and seeing…
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    Liked echoCTRL’s post in the thread KoE General Discussion thread.

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    @Phosphorus a lot more has been spoiled for people in here then was intended. This includes reasons why there is no longer a unit named Knights of the Grail. Go back a few pages and look for Ludamen's posts. He spills the beans.The Grail still exists,…
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    Liked echoCTRL’s post in the thread KoE General Discussion thread.

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    Quote from Thurvack: “Quote from Klexe: “Quote from Thurvack: “Quote from Desmoze: “Quote from Thurvack: “Cavalry without resilence 4 in special never will be played, only because core is needed You have my 2 cents to know what we need ” then i guess…