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Post by starkadder on Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:56 am

I know this may sound a bit impatient but I have had several really basic Impetus questions put to me lately. I stress that these enquiries come from people who own the rules and at least one of the Extra list books.

Things such as:

What is the range of a javelin/sling/bow (all asked)?

What is a U?

How far can a unit of [fill in the blank} move?

What's a command structure?

Why do I have to have a command structure?

Do people not read rules any more? There seems to be a school of thought that you only need to know a guy who might have seen a copy somewhere.
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Re: Had any strange questions lately?

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:15 am

I suspect people don't actually read books anymore.
What's a book?

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Post by Granicus Gaugamela on Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:35 am

The Son of the Desert is getting old and very very grumpy!

And no, it was not me that asked those questions...

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Post by starkadder on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:00 am

Granicus Gaugamela wrote:The Son of the Desert is getting old and very very grumpy!

My grumpiness knows no tectonic limits, GG.
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Post by Dennis Maxentius on Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:30 am

I bet most people nowdays just read the Quick Reference Sheets and play it by ear (I think I just made a pun Laughing ).

Does this have anything to do with people buying the rules just to put them on their bookshelf?

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Post by starkadder on Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:53 am

Dennis Maximus wrote:I bet most people nowdays just read the Quick Reference Sheets and play it by ear (I think I just made a pun Laughing ).

Does this have anything to do with people buying the rules just to put them on their bookshelf?

Cheers,

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And followed up with a bit of genuine irony.

Well done, DM.
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Post by dadiepiombo on Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:09 am

but above all, what is Impetus? Very Happy
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Post by Granicus Gaugamela on Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:42 pm

starkadder wrote:
Granicus Gaugamela wrote:The Son of the Desert is getting old and very very grumpy!

My grumpiness knows no tectonic limits, GG.

The thundering hooves of the Eastern armies measures 8 on the Richter scale...

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Post by Granicus Gaugamela on Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:42 pm

Or maybe measure 1cm of continental drift

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Post by starkadder on Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:25 am

dadiepiombo wrote:but above all, what is Impetus? Very Happy

That sounds like a job for a quantum physicist, Lorenzo.

I wonder what sort of army Heisenberg would have?
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Post by Granicus Gaugamela on Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:28 am

starkadder wrote:
dadiepiombo wrote:but above all, what is Impetus? Very Happy

That sounds like a job for a quantum physicist, Lorenzo.

I wonder what sort of army Heisenberg would have?

Too easy.

Something like JR's Light Cavalry crazies.

You know they exist but you're never sure where they are or how well they will shoot but the more certain you are about one the less certain you are about the other...

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Post by Dennis Maxentius on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:20 am

dadiepiombo wrote:but above all, what is Impetus? Very Happy

As your Avatar name suggests, dice and lead.   Impetus is a means to move that lead around a battlefield with the assistance of a bunch of dice to achieve a result.

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Re: Had any strange questions lately?

Post by Greymouse on Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:39 am

i = mc²

impetus = melee * cohesion squared

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Post by Dennis Maxentius on Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:32 am

Very clever Cool
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