Latest topics
» Impetus Competition Derby Worlds 2017
Today at 5:11 am by Cyrus The Adequate

» Dark Age Scots - 851 - 1099
Yesterday at 6:11 am by Jim Webster

» Some more questions
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:54 am by jeztodd

» Help in making a errata/FAQ
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:13 pm by prapor

» Artillery firing factors, final number of dice and ranges
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:27 am by stecal

» Basic Impetus - Big Battle Carthage v Rome
Mon Sep 18, 2017 4:57 pm by jeztodd

» Riders going at foot and vice versa
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:07 pm by dheilsberg

» Impetus 15mm Ancients
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:28 am by Frostie

» Baggage Base size
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:41 am by Jim Webster

Impetus Competition Derby Worlds 2017

Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:42 pm by Cyrus The Adequate

There will be a 28mm Impetus Competition at Derby World Wargames on 7th …

Comments: 30

Impetus at Derby?

Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:29 am by Cyrus The Adequate

Anyone interested ? 7th & 8th October at a new venue - Bruntingthorpe …

Comments: 11

Wintercon '17 July 15-16th

Sat May 06, 2017 11:44 pm by Tarty

Canberra July 15th-16th

Basic Impetus 2
Game days are Saturday and Sunday

Comments: 0

BI2 tournament - 25 March 2017

Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:08 am by RogerC

Would anyone be interested in a 28mm Basic Impetus 2 tournament on 25 March …

Comments: 24

28mm Impetus Competition York Sunday 5th February 2017

Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:44 am by Cyrus The Adequate

The traditional start to the Impetus Competition calendar in the UK is York in …

Comments: 80

1° BASIC IMPETUS tournament

Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:19 am by PAPERO

in Castegnato , near Brescia, Sunday, 08.01.2017 Cool

1st tournament BASIC …

Comments: 3

September 2017

Calendar Calendar

Questions after first game

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Questions after first game

Post by aphillathehun on Sat Jan 03, 2015 2:24 pm

Played our first full game of Impetus, Parthians vs Western Han Chinese (using the published beta list).

I need to go back and reread the rules in their entirety now and will understand better. But a couple of things came up and I thought I'd be able to just look it up and haven't been able to find it.

The Parthian cataphracts lined up in front of the Han closeorder foot + crossbow combo large units and charged.

1) Do the crossbow get to fire on this charge as it comes in? (I gather they do only if they are on opportunity)
2) When the melee happens, how do we calculate the dice for the Han combined foot units? Do they get impetus for being a large unit (but they did not charge)? It doesn't look like there is a large unit bonus that applies to them (not pikes, not cp or warband against foot).



Posts : 21
Reputation : 0
Join date : 2014-12-31

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Questions after first game

Post by frazer on Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:10 pm


taking my life in my hands answering rules questions.

basically you are correct.

when the foot are charged they only shoot if on opportunity and beyond point blank range. (they are not longbow-A)

large units of certain types of foot get a rank bonus. usually long spear or pike guys, so chinese crossbowmen dont provide any bonus in melee, although it is them that take the casualties and thus preserve the front rank VBU.

all the best


Posts : 74
Reputation : 3
Join date : 2014-05-19

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Questions after first game

Post by Gaius Cassius on Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:48 am

+1 to frazer (as Dax used to say!)
Gaius Cassius
VBU 7 h.c.
VBU 7 h.c.

Posts : 764
Reputation : 15
Join date : 2014-05-20
Location : Guelph, Ontario, Canada

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Questions after first game

Post by Sponsored content

Sponsored content

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum