Impetus is a set of wargaming rules that allows you to play battles from the Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance periods. It is produced by the same team that. Impetus can be played with 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm (1/72) and 25/28mm scale miniatures, and you won’t even need to re-base your armies. Impetus – Our popular system for ancients and medieval wargames goes digital! tournament rules that are collected in pdf called Advanced Impetus available.

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Drag0nista’s Blog Views from the aerie. Email required Address never made public. Designed by Lorenzo Sartori, Impetus offered fluid play and unpredictable challenges created by Initiative and Reaction tests and mostly excellent army lists. Sorry – only verified members can post on the forums. On the other hand basing on imptus bases warggame several advantages, aesthetical you can make a dioramaeconomical no need to buy those extra 2 figs to complete your base and practical easy to move and keeps you figures safe.

Check also in facebook our groups Impetvs and Impetus and the official page. These rules may be faster to play. Beta lists are commonly used also in competitions. These exceptional units were often rles in major battles but represented a very small minority.

Back to the Medieval Discussion Message Board. Back to the Ancients Discussion Message Board. Large cavalry units lose their large unit bonus.


Until that is, Impetus appeared a decade ago. You are commenting using your WordPress.

The Varangian Guard painted by Peter Callan. The updates don’t effect the basic rules. I prefer full impetus, it returned me to ancient gaming 4 years ago……four new qargame since then!

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In the Impetus only Light Cavalry and Skirmishers could evade.

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Once again this would be a shock for the Mongols, whose arrows could penetrate plate armour Troops that pass a test can engage in defensive fire. This Basic list is just a tad stodgy. Cavalry armies had no particular advantage in scouting or deployment which would have been news to the Mongols.

I see also that pila and PBW have become more powerful too in impetuus similar way. Home Contact Italian Version Privacy. Lots of little subtle changes that make the games more interesting and fun to play. The evade was automatic.

Under Advanced Impetus, this roll could be heavily modified by the Generals purchased from Charismatic to Rukes. The extremely flexible system allows you to recreate over 3, years of history, from Ancient Sumeria to the Great Italian Wars. The main thing wrong with wargames rules is that there are too many of them. We’ve impetuw the full version in our group for quiet some time now. The new rules are consolidated and will therefore be more accessible to new players.

Deployment does favour the attackers.


What are the prevailing thoughts on Impetus now that it’s been out for awhile? This can be expected to slow the game down. Here are my impehus on the blog concerning Impetus.


Evasion meanwhile has been made more complicated, with a series of modifiers related to the relative speed of the attacker. This site uses cookies. I never take Varangians and rarely use Tagmatic cavalry. The evolved 6th edition of their rules was a little mathematical, but its universal acceptance meant that club competitions and campaigns were easy to organize.

After a couple of games, umpetus graduated to Impetus as it had more period chrome. All members in good standing are free to post here. This choice is not available in Basic. In melees, large units of pikemen are even more effective against cavalry, receiving a big bonus on the dice roll. Is everyone playing Basic Impetus or the full rules system?

The rules use Impetus existing bases but movement can be modified to use any basing system. Players then roll for Initiative. A rhles of Ancients players put their armies in boxes and left them there. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The terrain selection became particularly random. But it had its faults.