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Impetus, now 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 extremely flexible system allows you to recreate over 3,000 years of history, from Ancient Sumeria to the Great Italian Wars.

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.

English language
66 pages, full color
Spiral bound


Printed version in the SHOP or through AMAZON (also available the French edition)
Impetus and supplements are also available through North Star (UK), Caliver Books (UK), Frontline Games (D) and The Griffons Liar (USA).
Digital version available through Wargames Vault (also available the French edition)

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The New Warbooks



Old Extra Impetus Supplements

are now available only as pdf on Wargame Vault
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The Armies

The manual doesn't include army lists but it works with the lists published in the new army lists books series Warbook.
Until the relase of all 4 Warbooks you can play also with the old lists in the Extra Impetus supplements and with beta lists (see download section).


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Impetus is popular for its "big bases" in diorama style.
Actually it is a multiple of a classic system, to avoid rebasing. On the other hand basing on big bases has several advantages, aesthetical (you can make a diorama), economical (no need to buy those extra 2 figs to complete your base) and practical (easy to move and keeps you figures safe).
Click here for basing requirements and suggestions


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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.
Check also in facebook our groups (Impetvs and Impetus) and the official page.



Links and Free Downloads