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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Cavalry armies had no particular advantage in scouting or deployment which would have been news to the Mongols. But under the new rules, cavalry armies are usually attackers. This site waryame cookies.

The Varangian Guard painted by Peter Callan. The Rulebook Impetusnow on its second edition, is an innovative set of wargame rules that aims to simulate battles with miniature figures in the Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance periods.


The Basic Rules provide army lists, which will be invaluable to new players. We’ve played the full version in our group for quiet some time now. Now CL LC waegame S troops have to pass a discipline test to evade with certain bonuses and Medium cavalry are also permitted to attempt to evade. I can’t see us ever replacing it as we’re of the “Don’t mend a wheel unless it’s broken”…. This choice is not available in Basic.

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. At imletus, one can have two admittedly almost useless Light Cavalry. Lots of little subtle changes that make the games more interesting and fun to play.


Having to dice to evade is one. This Basic list is just a tad stodgy. Actually it is a multiple of a classic system, to avoid rebasing. Basic Impetus 2 is a very different game from the earlier versions of Basic Impetus.

Frontal cavalry charges would be suicidal under these rules. I agree with pretty much all you wrote. Yes, there are a lot of minor changes which alter plusses and minuses, some in a good way, others not, but there imeptus a couple of quite fundamental changes which alter the game, in my opinion, quite dramatically.

Movement is much more restricted than in the Advanced rules, although charge bonuses can extend reach.

Not so sure that archers getting a pre melee fire is necessarily a good thing. Evasion meanwhile has been made more complicated, with a series of modifiers related to the relative speed of the attacker.

Basing Impetus is popular for its “big bases” in diorama style. Units retain a Zone of Controla rectangular area directly in front of the unit. This double bite at the cherry, I suspect, will alter the balance quite a lot. Looking forward to playing more games of Basic Impetus 2 and hopefully using it for campaigns in the near future particularly. Drag0nista’s Blog Views from the aerie.

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Defenders must progressively deploy first. See basing requirements and suggestions Community and Competitions If you want to join some Impetus tournament we suggest to follow the FORUM The forum is also the right place where ask for any question on the rules.

We will see if this gets over into Impetus since the firing charts are very different between the two games. I’m a big fan of both regular and basic Impetus. They are only mildly effective, even at point blank ranges. On the borders, Byzantines frequently fielded rapid response armies composed largely of Thematic and Light Cavalry. Hopefully this gets rolled over into Impetus. The main thing wrong with wargames rules is that there are too many of them.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I have read that Impetus 2 is slated for release for late …. Wargaje seems to be an improvement but one wagame think armies with better scouting cavalry should have the choice of terrain.

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The defender then gets to dice for terrain features. Home Contact Italian Version Privacy. Like all rule sets, Impetus was subject to a series of amendments and extensions Advanced Impetus which limited its universality.

After a couple of games, we graduated to Impetus as it had more period chrome.