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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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    piteglio

    bye everybody, it was a fun ride! : D

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    JimMorr

    What I'll do with all the free time...? Maybe I'll paint some ogres? :P

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    micdicdoc

    <3 to all

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    ForsetisMuse

    <3

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    Chronocide

    @Iluvatar Just in case, huh...? making me nervous.

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    Chronocide

    ;)

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    JimMorr

    It is conspiracy not to release the Kraken on 10/12 ;)

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    Zikum

    Please be aware that the website and the forum will be unavailable today morning (Nov 27th) due to planned maintenance. We will make our best to make this time as short as possible!

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    Iluvatar

    Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our new Scaleway server. Local time is 14:26 and the temperature is 21°C.

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    Iluvatar

    If you require browsing assistance, please visit the forum helpdesk and let us know about it. One of our crew members will then be pleased to assist you.

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    Iluvatar

    On behalf of the T9A admins and the entire crew, I’d like to thank you for joining us on this trip and we are looking forward to seeing you on board again in the near future. Have a nice chat, and remember to stay civil and kind!

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    Chronocide

    :D

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    Iluvatar

    25 minutes since I updated the DNS, and already 111 users have visited the forum. Half of them while the forum was still in maintenance mode.

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

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