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  • 3.A Models
    Models in The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles represent epic warriors, ferocious monsters, and lethal spell casters. Every miniature that stands on the same base is considered the same model (e.g. a dragon and its rider or a cannon and its crewmen are considered a single model).

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    3.A Models
    Models in The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles represent epic warriors, ferocious monsters, and lethal spell casters. Every miniature that stands on the same base is considered the same model (e.g. a dragon and its rider or a cannon and its crewmen are considered a single model).

    The scale of miniatures most commonly used for The 9th Age ranges from 1:70 to 1:50 when compared to real-life sized equivalents for human-sized creatures. Many units are commonly represented by miniatures with a scale in the range of 25mm to 32mm (a common form of measuring human miniature size is measuring the model’s height to the eyes). Players are welcome to interpret the scale as they like, as the distances used in the rules do not seem realistic if the scale of 1:1 compared to the actual size of the miniatures is used for the game. The 9th Age does not officially support any particular product line, and you are welcome to play with whatever scale and miniatures you and your opponent have agreed upon. However, it is very important to make sure you mount your models (regardless of scale or size) on the correct base size for the unit entry.

    Just as we can imagine that the combatants in the game are actually smaller than the miniatures that represent them, we can also imagine that a single miniature does not have to represent a single warrior. We could imagine a unit of 10 elite elven warriors representing exactly 10 elves or some other group size like 20, 50, or 100. At the same time a unit of 10 Goblin Raiders could just represent 10 goblins, but is more likely to represent some larger group of 100, 200, or 500.

    Characters and monsters are meant to represent exceptional individuals and especially potent creatures that are worth entire regiments on their own. It may be easier to come to terms with a miniature of a character representing not just the character itself but also their bodyguards and assorted staff that might follow such a hero into battle.

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