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Marcus Brutus17 Jan 2019 6:46 p.m. PST

Wanted to let the TMP community know that Impetus 2 was released on January 15 of this year. Same basic system but some also fairly significant changes. I think overall this is an improvement over the 1st edition. For more information see the link below. I might offer a review after playing Impetus 2 a few times.


Noss Calavera17 Jan 2019 7:02 p.m. PST

Yes, I have my copy and it looks good.

parrskool18 Jan 2019 6:50 a.m. PST

Any major changes?????? and is it worth getting a copy?

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 8:27 a.m. PST

Looking forward to this!

Todd63618 Jan 2019 8:47 a.m. PST

Had the same questions as parrrskool and if the Impetus army books remain the same.

JonFreitag18 Jan 2019 8:51 a.m. PST

I received my copy this week. A quick glance shows some improvements as far as I am concerned and some new additions. As for the Army Books, movement has changed from measuring in cms to half-base widths so those stats will require modification.

Marcus Brutus18 Jan 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

New lists will be coming out to replace the current lists but the currents lists are still operative. There is no timeline on this. The new list books, to my understanding, will be tighter in construction (less fluff) and more comprehensive.

stecal Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2019 9:18 p.m. PST

still waiting for my Impetus 2 preorder. hopefully soon

roundie18 Jan 2019 11:38 p.m. PST

Can't wait till I get my copy …..So come on Mr postman get your skates on

roundie18 Jan 2019 11:39 p.m. PST

A list of some changes can be found here

Puster Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2019 12:31 a.m. PST

Thanks for the info. Just ordered…

Marcus Brutus19 Jan 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

The changes go beyond what was listed in the link roundie gave. The basic mechanics are the same but I think this is fairly large reboot of the game. Overall, I think this moves Impetus forward even if there are a few changes I am not keen about.

raylev320 Jan 2019 2:18 p.m. PST

Great game….need the second version, I guess!

LORDGHEE21 Jan 2019 10:33 a.m. PST

Dear Marcus Brutus,

What where the changes that you diliked?

thank you
Lord Ghee

Marcus Brutus21 Jan 2019 9:04 p.m. PST

Changing from most frontage to closest unit for the shooting priorities. Not sure about the new VD levels for Command Routs. To be honest I think to play the game more (only 1 game so far) before I know how I feel about other changes.

Sisyphus21 Jan 2019 9:28 p.m. PST

Have they said when they will be releasing a PDF version on say WargamesVault?

Marcus Brutus22 Jan 2019 7:06 a.m. PST

I would expect in a few years like the first edition. I think there is no chance of a pdf coming out immediately.

Herce Salon de Guerre30 Jan 2019 2:29 p.m. PST

Looking forward to my set arriving

cytaylor01 Feb 2019 5:48 a.m. PST

I assume Impetus 2 and Basic Impetus 2 are completely different things. The extra impetus books are the army list books. Do these work with the Impetus 2 new rules?

Marcus Brutus01 Feb 2019 6:45 a.m. PST

Impetus 2 and Basic Impetus 2 are different sets but not completely different since they use similar mechanics. BI functions as a DBA equivalent whereas Impetus is a full set and competes against Hail Caesar, FOG and such. The EI lists are still operative but a new set lists is in the offing (although nothing in the immediate future.)

cytaylor01 Feb 2019 6:30 p.m. PST

thanks for the information!

Herce Salon de Guerre03 Feb 2019 3:35 a.m. PST

Basic is like a Bleeped text, fast and furious, sort of satisfactory, gets a result.

Advanced is like a full session with forplay, lots of ups and downs, normally with a satisfactory and very pleasant result. Prefer impetus myself


losart Inactive Member05 Feb 2019 4:50 a.m. PST

the pdf version of Impetus 2 will be available on wargames Vault by June

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