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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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    echoCTRL

    *acting should say playing. Dumb phone autocorrect. Just let me misspell words!

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    Disable autocorrect. Google it and thank yourself for going through the quick steps afterwards. :)

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    You don't need such a crutch

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    micdicdoc

    Wot do yew meme I don't knead Otto-correkt?

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    You can stand on your own legs. Be your own master.

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    Karak Norn Clansman

    Autocorrect is just a hassle. Gets in the way. Why bother? We can spell, without hindrance from autocorrective software. :)

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    piteglio

    thanks echo, much appreciated!!! it's also conveniently located - meaning less than 1h train ride from where i might end up being (gosh, the scale of that city!) : )

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    micdicdoc

    Karak Quorn Linesman, are you a motivational speaker by day?

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    micdicdoc

    Damn, that's what happens when you don't use auto-errect

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    piteglio

    can you imagine a rules (or decisionmaking!) autocorrect while you play T9A?

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    micdicdoc

    Man that would be great

  • wcf.user.avatar.alt
    micdicdoc

    No more need to erect other users

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    micdicdoc

    Correct* other players

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    piteglio

    yeah, it'd do all the dirty job for you.

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    Mercenary Armies

    INFERNAL DWARFS. NOT A FAN BOOK (and feedback about the current state of the book)

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    micdicdoc

    I get an access denied page?

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    Eisenhans

    Story of my life!

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    micdicdoc

    mdr

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    Mercenary Armies

    the post is disabled for potential infernal flame

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    Mercenary Armies

    a moderator has to see if it can stay ( I don't really know why is like that,)

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