Friday, November 18, 2016

Basic Impetvs 2.0 - In Time for Christmas

The release of Basic Impetvs 2.0 has been announced.  Pre-ordering is underway.  With my pre-order placed, I received an email confirmation from Lorenzo.  All is good!  BI2.0 will be available in hardcopy and pdf.  While original BI was free, BI2.0 is not.  The good news is that the pdf price is a modest $4.99 and will be available through Wargames Vault.  Shipping for the hardcopy will be in about two weeks and delivery before Christmas.

I have been looking forward to the new release of the excellent "Basic" Impetvs for a long time.  Will EVADE make it into BI2.0?  Will a unit's Impetvs Bonus remain intact until the unit has dropped below 1/2 VBU as in Baroque?  Will we see the introduction of separate commanders?  I hope so!  Having not played BI in long time, I have forgotten what else I had on my inclusion Wish List.

Details of this release can be found at the Basic Impetvs Homepage.

14 comments:

  1. Basic impetus was the rule set that got me back into historical wargaming, I do think it odd that the hard copy BI is going to be about the same price as full fat impetus, why would you buy it? Having said that I keep meaning to get impetus and the supplements but now I'm worried that they'll be obsolete in a GW codex kind of way! Thanks for pointing this out.
    Best Iain

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    1. Hi Iain! BI2.0 is stated as having 64 pages including hundreds of Army Lists all nicely bound. At 64 color pages, BI2.0 will be larger than either Impetvs or Impetvs Baroque. Printing full glossy is not inexpensive. If you want a pdf only, that price is a very reasonable $4.99. My pre-order is for the hard copy and am happy to part with the extra money to receive a good product. Once it arrives, I will let you know if it is worth the expense.

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  2. Are the army lists from the free 1st edition still okay with the 2nd edition? The system does seemed to have survived the test of time.

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    1. Good question! I guess we will see once BI2.0 is released. Great system in my view.

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  3. Interesting, does this mean that regular Impetus will soon follow suit?

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  4. That's fantastic Jonathan, but I can't find where it says I can pre-order?

    Christopher

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    1. Christopher,
      Send an email to losart@libero.it containing your name and address. The Subject Header should read:
      Basic Impetus 2 Pre-Order

      That should do it!

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  5. Wonderful. Can't wait to hear what's in it.

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  6. Very interested in this. The question is, can I get anyone else in MPLS interested in it too? I need a good set of ancients rules! Looking forward to your review.

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    1. Monty, if you provide the beautiful models who would not take you up on an offer for a game? Impetvs works as a solo game too. Once the rule arrive, I will provide an overview.

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