What is Fantasy Battles: The 9th Age?


Rating7.9 (23 Reviews)
Playing Time60-240 mins

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.

Dark Wizard Gaming has a number of excellent YouTube videos explaining how to play 9th Age these are only up to the Charge phase, after this I’ve included a Battle Report from Guerilla Miniatures showing how it plays.

Episode 1 – Intro

Episode 2 – Models, Units and Line of Sight

Episode 3 – Characteristics

Episode 4 – Building an Army

Episode 5 – Setting up a Game

Episode 6 – Charge Phase

Battle Report


The 9th Age has a fantastic website where you can download the core rules and read through the various factions.


As for miniatures you can use all your old Warhammer Fantasy battle miniatures and any other Fantasy miniature range as long as they fit within the description of the available armies.

Thanks for reading! – Peter

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