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The 9th Age: Fantasy Battles, often simply called The 9th Age or T9A, is a community-driven non-commerical miniatures wargame in which two grand armies clash in an epic battle for power or survival. Each army can be composed of simple foot soldiers, skilled archers, armourclad knights, powerful wizards, legendary heroes, epic monsters, and huge dragons. 

It is a fantasy setting "ranks & flanks" style wargame which is miniatures agnostic. It is designed to be played with 25-32mm scale miniatures, however the rules can easily be adapted to accommodate different miniature scales as only the relative base sizes are important. The game is usually played on a 72″ by 48″ battlefield and uses six-sided dice to resolve different actions such as charging into battle, letting arrows loose, or casting spells.

Maintained by hundreds of passionate players from all over the world, The 9th Age is a free fantasy tabletop miniatures wargame designed for everyone.

Casual players will love the unlimited customisation of armies represented by models from any company, and the ability to play fun games which are not decided by a single dice roll. Tournament gamers will appreciate the precise rules and the exceptional balance. Storytellers can immerse themselves in a setting characterised by its realism, rooted in authentic medieval cultures and legends, where there is infinite room for their own story.

As a community-driven project, The 9th Age is open to you! Join us, and make it your project too!

This download is for the 2.0 version of the main rulebook for T9A Fantasy Battles, referred to as the "Core Rules".

A wealth of additional material is available to freely download at The Ninth Age website, including Army List books for the 16 main factions, plus more Auxiliary factions, the Arcane Compendium for spells and magic items, Art, Lore and Background material for the world of The 9th Age, Map Packs, FAQs, and many more rules supplements & even whole alternative games set in The Ninth Age world.

The Ninth Age is made and supported by a vibrant community of hundreds of gamers from around the world, and has a very active events and tournament scene, also including various 'digital' online gaming formats.

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August 9th, 2021
"Warhammer Fantasy Battle"-like rules are not for everyone for sure, but The 9th Age is about as good as you can make this type of wargame without making massive changes. A bit of a spiritual successor to WFB, it clearly comes from the same [...]
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