The latest issue of the 9th Scroll is here! You can read all about it in the news.
Our beta phase is finally over. Download The Ninth Age: Fantasy Battles, 2nd Edition now!
16. Sylvan Elves are ready to fight!
how much work is to put a SE Druid into the arena?
- @joel127 sculpts a druid on his computer
- he 3D-prints it, paints it, ships it to me
- i digitalise it and put it into the game
- @Chack chooses options for a 500pts build
- i make 5 unit cards with art from T9A
- i create a customised line of sight tool for the elf
- i create cards for each spell in the chosen path
- aw, man, it's Shamanism... we need a totemic beast!
- @Borgio scratchbuilds and paints a totemic beast
- i scan it and put it into the game
- oh, we need a different line-of-sight tool for random movement!
- all done? no, the forest embrace!
- i prepare an additional forest terrain with T9A art
- ok, i guess we're ready to play now!
so, in total: two new minis, terrain, line of sight tools, and a dozen new cards for the Arena. do you want to see them in action? we've invited Chack to play with this unusual gladiator, in a fight against @Ayuvelon and his Marshal on Great Griffon (sculpted by Signum Games, painted by @Adaephon_Delat ). i might chime in as well, just to see how a minor spellcaster would behave against a Master. if you're curious, subscribe to our YouTube channel ( youtube.com/c/VeiloftheAges ) to be notified of tonight's livestream at 08:30pm (GMT)
Ah good, 21:30 normal European time again then, timer set. Love following these progress videos, always interesting to see your project and skills grow.
17. the fight is ON!
i've waited so long for this moment - it's time to share our Patreon campaign with you! we only launched our page a couple hours ago, but thanks to your donations we have already unlocked several upgrades for our free Arena.
the plan was to start with a single gladiator, represented by a simple box, and with a single card with the name of the options and enchantments it has.
thanks to your donations, we now have five gladiators, represented by a 2D standee (see below), and with several cards including the profile and special rules, separately for each gladiator.
each next stretch goal will bring you a new gladiator, and some will bring you upgrades like customised line of sight tools or 3D sculpts for the gladiators. if you want to help us bring The Ninth Age to the success it deserves, join us in our crowdfunding campaing. you'll have the chance to choose who the next gladiator will be, you will have the possibility to play the game before the game is released. but more importantly, your donation allows us to share our free platform with many new players. see you on
18. big support = big monsters
how do you imagine a gladiator in T9A terms? size Standard and type Infantry, right?
well, thursday's livestream showed us (and Althus, specifically) that big monsters can be fun as well.
so how do we put large monsters in the Arena? well, the concept is the same:
- scout a model you like from a viable miniature company
- shoot a bazillion pictures with the proper equipment
- scan the model using academic grade nerdy software
- incorporate in the game and have fun!
this is a Sentinel of Nukuja i saw at the BeLaMa tournament, organised by @DucdeGuerre two or three weeks ago. the composition was created by Josch, based on a Collidion miniature by Black Orc Games - you can still find its sculptor at Satyr Art Studio. i guess that the expression "it feeds on your fear" can be taken quite literally for such a scary daemonic coprophagous beetle! : D
if you want to see more beautiful community-made miniatures in the free T9A videogame, dont forget to support us on patreon. help us build a world where everybody can play with "actual" miniatures from home, and for free.
Impressive and huge, another great sculpt for the Arena of monsters. Are you sure 500 points is enough?
19. advice from the Aschau Miltary Academy
(i) Marshals are given full access to the Imperial Armoury,
to the Imperial Arsenal, and to the Imperial Zoo.
choose wisely which one to visit first.
(ii) should you visit the Imperial Zoo first,
remember not to rely on the size of your mount.
small foes are still to be feared.
(iii) your mount will be a mighty asset,
but do not trust her to do all the killing for you.
you still are in charge of the fight.
(iv) stay humble,
put your faith in Sunna,
and the victory will be yours.
(v) i meant, it probably will, unless,
you know, kind of like, your opponent
has the Rune of Smashing.
in-game screenshots from our free T9A videogame.
Dwarf King: sculpt and paint by @Crosslances (5$ STL file, available here)
Marshal on Griffon: sculpt by Signum Games (32$, available here), paint by @Adaephon_Delat
terrain: Johan 500-IS-NOT-ENOUGH Gehlen
get access to the videogame and support us on patreon.com/veiloftheages
Picking up that idea from the other thread to make comic style stories with these. I m sure it can be done the images are more than good enough. Might be something for the scroll or a weekly cartoon.
20. putting your terrain in the Arena
do you know that the whole Arena was built using two terrain pieces only?
then we used two more (the field and the totem) to decorate the interior.
four little terrain pieces donated by LJ, and the fun begins!
if you want to contribute to the history of the Arena, you can donate your terrain pieces too.
you can bring your pieces to the Luxembourg Bash Master IV (Feb 29th - Mar 1st) and i'll scan them.
let's create together a beautiful environment that we can use for Sroll comics or mini videos!
join us in creating the first free T9A-based videogame expansion: patreon.com/veiloftheages
Of course I like that post. Your project needs more terrain, more people should give this a good look. Especially if you go to the Bash Master IV!
This terrain was made for the 9th Scroll, I am super happy that it is useful in many ways.
It also shows very well all the effort you put into it, building the whole arena from just 2 assets. It's an amazing piece of design, great work!
yup, Luxembourg Bash Master is gonna be awesome! if you guys plan to attend,
stay tuned, cos i'll have something nice to announce about that tournament ; )
in the meantime,
for those of you who know the game so well they can follow it in any circumstance (or language),
here you go with our latest upload!
with my thanks to Adaephon_Delat (who donated the ruins),
@Crosslances (who sculpted and painted the King, available here)
and @Marcos24 (the artist behind the Duke).
ehehe, sounds like a lot of the
you know what, nevermind
let's stay family friendly
speaking of which:
21. where will this poor pirate dwarf go?
you raid and enslave because your Prophet told you so.
you raid and enslave because your blood told you so.
you raid and enslave because your wife told you so.
KNC from Admiralty Miniatures was kind enough to donate these miniatures to the Arena project. i had them shipped to Castle Brush so they could work their magic and paint them to look awesome. now the whole family is on its way to the VotA studios (well, i mean, my living room) so i can scan them and put them into the Arena. so get ready for a new ID gladiator... maybe using the new rules too? ; )
Those are stunning miniatures, so full of character. Castle Brush did an excellent job there.
22. how good is your painting?
and speaking of excellent paintjobs, here's a teaser for the first topic we will discuss in our next livestream, scheduled for tonight, 8:30pm GMT, on our youtube channel. for those of you who want to get a taste of the ETC before the ETC begins, the Luxembourg Bash Master IV torunament will take place in a little more than one week. and no tournament would be complete without a nice Best Painted Award, with a prize (or maybe SIX prizes!) for the most beautiful miniatures out there. here's a 30 seconds video teaser:
the contest has its rules, so make sure you check the details for participation in tonight's show.
subscribe to our youtube channel and click the bell icon to be notified when the livestream is about to start.
if you want to support the development of our free T9A videogame, visit us on patreon.com/veiloftheages
thanks to @kiri, @Wally, @falanor and the other lads for all the tournament organisation work,
thanks to @Gaelion (AoW), @Kanadian (TMS) and @MattesMiniaturens for sponsoring prizes for our winners,
and thanks to @Little Joe, @Adaephon_Delat, @Remy77077, @Drychon and @Borgio for their art on the in-game posters.