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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Jan 2023 11:52 p.m. PST

Slingshot 342 includes an interview with Lorenzo Sartori, the designer behind the Impetus rules.

Do you play Impetus?

* yes, it is my primary ruleset for Ancients
* yes, it is one of several Ancients rulesets I regularly play
* yes, I play Impetus, but it is not one of my regular rulesets
* no, I do not play Impetus
* I have never heard of Impetus

Zippee21 Jan 2023 3:31 a.m. PST

yes, it is my primary ruleset for Ancients

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 6:14 a.m. PST


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 6:42 a.m. PST

yes, it is my primary ruleset for Ancients

The Tin Dictator21 Jan 2023 6:43 a.m. PST


Marcus Brutus21 Jan 2023 7:15 a.m. PST

It used to be my primary ancient rules set but my group has moved to Sword and Spear for the past year. I played probably 500+ Impetus games over a dozen years or so.

There are many aspects of Impetus that I like. The main problem in the system for my group was that each game came down to a few critical melee tests that were resolved with one die. How these die rolls were resolved determined winners and losers. It often felt like competent players had very little influence on the result.

One of the things I most appreciated about Impetus was that any army can beat any other army. This was in opposition to WRG where there were a few elite armies and then everyone else. Not so in Impetus.

Perris070721 Jan 2023 9:03 a.m. PST

I really like the look of the miniature stands in Impetus, and I have the rules set. I have not been able to play vs. an opponent though. I found Marcus' comment about any army being able to beat any other army very interesting.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 9:09 a.m. PST

No. Do we need to do a poll for each set of rules? Probably want to start several a day in that case.

Rules are mayflies. Watch the hype, wait five or ten years and then see whether anyone still plays.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 10:28 a.m. PST


rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 1:11 p.m. PST

no, I do not play Impetus. But I did look into the possibility a few months back.

alan in canberra21 Jan 2023 1:25 p.m. PST

Does Basic Impetus count? I use it for my Trojan War battles.

stecal Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 2:18 p.m. PST

yes, it is my primary ruleset for Ancients

jorneto22 Jan 2023 3:52 a.m. PST

yes, it is my primary ruleset for Ancients

colin knight23 Jan 2023 7:30 a.m. PST

I just use basing ideas. Really exellent

DeRuyter23 Jan 2023 9:57 a.m. PST

Nope. Only every played the basic version.

Personal logo Old Contemptible Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 3:52 p.m. PST

No, I do not play Impetus
I have never heard of Impetus.

Marcus Brutus24 Jan 2023 8:11 a.m. PST

I have never heard of Impetus.

Now you have!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Jan 2023 11:24 a.m. PST

The Impetus basing concept is excellent!

Lancer5831 Jan 2023 1:01 p.m. PST

Haven't played for years, club went with other set MEG but funnily enough got a game tomorrow night, Rome vs Carthage looking forward to it

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