$10.00
Information
Designer
Publisher
Year Published
2008
# of Players
2
User Suggested # of Players
(Not best with any number)
Recommended with 2, more than 2 players
(6 voters) [poll]
Mfg Suggested Ages
 
Playing Time
90 minutes
User Suggested Ages
12 and up
(3 voters) [poll]
Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(1 voter) [poll]
Subdomain
(5 voters) [vote]
Category
Expansion
Primary Name
Impetus
Alternate Names
Website
wrong website?
Website
 
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 36598
Description Edit | History

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 publish the Italian 'Dadi & Piombo' miniatures wargaming magazine.

It is an extremely flexible system which allows players to recreate armies from a huge period of history - from Ancient Egypt, Romans and the Crusades right through to the Hundred Years War and Samurai.

Impetus is designed to be played using miniatures in various scales: 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, and 25/28mm are all catered for.

Miniatures are based in elements - 60mm wide for 6mm & 10mm, 80mm wide for 15mm, and 120mm wide for 20mm & 25/28mm. The depth of the element is stipulated, but is not vital. This enables you to play the system with armies already based for other games systems.

The game play is turn based, but is not traditional i-go/u-go. Players roll dice for initiative every turn, but units are able to react to enemy forces out of sequence.

Units have 3 or 4 statistics, the most important of which is VBU, a combination of unit strength and morale.

Combat is fast and simple. Units roll dice equivalent to their VBU in combat, with various modifiers giving bonuses to the number of dice thrown. Any score of '6' or double '5' score a hit. There is some record keeping required, as unit hits cause a reduction in VBU. When VBU is reduced to 0, the unit routs and is removed from the table.

Armies are points based, with average armies ranging between 300-500 points. There are 15 army lists detailed in the original rules, usually in 'matched pairs'. These include Alexander's Macedonians & Later Achaemedian Persians, 2nd Punic War Romans & Carthaginians, Gauls & Caesar's Romans, Crusaders & Saladin's Army, and French & English armies from the 100 Years War.

Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
More Information Edit | History
Versions
Sort: Nickname | Year Published
[Browse] [Add Version]
Pg. 1
Impetus
Nick: 
English first edition
Publisher: Dadi & Piombo
Artist: 
Year: 2008
Size: 11.75 x 8.25 x 0.25 inches
English
Release Date:  
Released
View
Corrections
Link Image
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
Board Game Rank: 4505
War Game Rank: 870
Num Ratings: 47
Average Rating: 7.61
Standard Deviation: 1.43
Num Views: 13268
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 3.0
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 18
Users Owning: 102
Users Wanting: 1
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 103
Plays This Month: 0
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Mechanic:
Pg. 1
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 7
Average Rating 6.86
Average Weight 3.00
Num Owned 32
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 2
Year Published 2008
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 8
Average Rating 7.00
Average Weight 3.00
Num Owned 30
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 2
Year Published 2009
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 7.50
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 17
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 2010
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 4
Average Rating 8.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 15
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 3
Comments 2
Year Published 2011
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 2
Average Rating 8.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 7
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 2
Wishlist 4
Comments 1
Year Published 2013
Linked Podcasts/Periodicals
Relationship:
Pg. 1
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode #47
120:43
55.27 MB
2009-03-01
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode #40
78:57
36.14 MB
2008-10-13
Meeples & Miniatures - Episode #33
61:07
27.98 MB
2008-05-24
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.