Monday, December 31, 2012


January 27
Milan (I)
15mm, 400pts, Ancients

February 3
York (UK)
28mm, 300pts

March 10
Middlesborough (UK)
28mm, 300pts

March 24
Crema (I)
28mm, 300pts

April 6
Cardiff (UK)
28mm, 300pts

April 7
Modena (I)
15mm, 400pts, Medieval
April 28
Grangemouth (UK)
28mm, 300pts

May 18-19
Sheffield (UK)
15mm and 28mm
June 1-2
Dunedin (NZ)
28mm, 300pts

June 16
Spilamberto (Modena - I)
28mm, 300pts

June 22
Colmenar de Oreja (Madrid - E)
15mm, open

June 29
Scarborough (UK)
28mm, 350pts

June 30
Vicenza (I)
15mm, 400pts, Medieval

July 21
Sheffield (UK)
6mm, open

August 17
Cardiff (UK)
28mm, 300pts, Classical period

September 22Vicenza (I)28mm, 300pts

September 28 -29
15 and 28mm
More info to come

October 5-6
Sydney (AUS)
28mm, 300pts
Ancients to Dark Age

December 8
Castegnato (Brescia I)
15mm, 400pts. Feudal period

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Maya are coming!!

To celebrate the end of the world, 3 beta lists dedicated to Maya will be released on December 21.

Keep tuned (even from your bunker!)

In the pic: Maya army from the collection of Xavier Morlec. Photo Frederic Machu.
Figures are a mix of 28mm from Outpost Wargames Service and Brear's Den.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Extra Impetus 5: pre orders available

Pre orders for Extra Impetus 5 can now be taken.

To pre-order you have to send and e-mail to dadiepiombo AT libero DOT it (with your name and country) before December 31.

No payment in advance. You will receive an e-mail from paypal when the book will be printed (around January 15).
By pre-ordering you can save 2 euros on the book and receive it as soon as possible.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Extra Impetus 5 out in January

Extra Impetus 5 will be released by around January 10 2013.
It will be focussed on the Feudal Age, covering XII-XIII armies of Europe, including the Teutonic Knights and their crusades in the Baltic area. It will cover as well the Mongols and a good selection of medieval far east armies. Also Samurai (from Feudal to XVI Cent.) will be covered with 3 lists.

Extra Impetus 5 will include also a campaign game called Rebellion. The campaign features the struggle between a king and his rebellious barons.

Pre orders will be available from the end of November. More info to come.

In the picture the draft cover of the Italian version.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Late Romans from Australia

It is always a pleasure to find interesting blogs with inspiring Impetus bases.
Here a new one (new for us), from Australia, showing some excellent Units for the Late Roman army.

Storm and Conquest blog

Friday, September 28, 2012

Facebook fan page for Impetus

There is a fan page now for Impetus in facebook.
Direct link

You will find there the preview of Extra Impetus 5 cover!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Basic Impetus Table Top Teaser

Somewhere in northern Thrace, late third century CE.The Roman garrison of the fortress at Annonia in northern Thrace has been cut off for several months without supplies after large numbers of Ostrogoth tribesmen swarmed over the Imperial borders from Dacia.
Read more HERE 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

From Australia: Romans VS Sarmatians

Enjoy a photo report of a game staged in Australia: Early Imperial Romans VS Sarmatians.
500pts per side.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Unfinished Armies Podcast Episode 2: interview to Lorenzo Sartori, author of Impetus

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Late Romans with A&A figures

A&A figures produce some excellent ranges for Impetus.
Here a Late Roman legionary Unit from Tarty's blog (read more HERE )

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

New beta lists

2 new beta lists have been published

Sui Dynasty Chinese (581-618 AD)

Yuan Dynasty Chinese (1275-1368), the army of Kublai Khan

have fun!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Shop closed from August 1 to 31

Due to holidays season Dadi&Piombo shop will be closed from August 1 to August 31.
Orders placed in this period will be shipped from September 3.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Dies irae in Bourges

Le 1er tournoi français d'Impetus ("Dies irae") se déroulera à Bourges le samedi 13/10 (organisé par le club de Bourges : CER).
Pour ceux qui auraient le courage d'entrer dans l'arène, ce sera une journée sans pitié!

The first French tournament of Impetus ("Dies irae") will take place at Bourges saturday 13th october.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Impetus casualty markers

There are several way to make casualty markers for Impetus.

Tarty shows his way


Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday, June 4, 2012

Konradin's Italian Campaign (1267 to 1268)

by Tillman Moritz, from Germany

Konradin's story is one about shortness, shortcomings as well, about youth and prematureness. He started too early, loosing his father in 1254 at the age of two, inheriting a lot of legal claims along with a lot of sworn enemies. And he ended too soon, becoming a mere puppet to political ambitions of both friend and foe, finally put to the sword in 1268 at the age of 16. So, actually, there is no story about Konradin. It's rather a story about his time, about politics and culture, about ideas and ideals and the change of these things in the 13th century.


Friday, June 1, 2012

The Rhoxolani for Impetus

by Monty, from the Twin Cities (USA)
The Rhoxolani were a Sarmatian people that migrated toward what is now the Baragan steppes in Romania.  The historian Strabo described them as nomads.  The Rhoxolani were defeated by general Diophantus in Mithradates' Crimean campaign and subsequently came over to fight with the Pontics against Rome.  There is a small mention of 100 Sarmation cavalry distinguishing themselves in the First Mithridatic campaign.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How to make a Basic Impetus army in 10 days

by Michael, from Austria

After some private turbulence which caused me to neglect the hobby for several weeks I decided to make a comeback and do a little project. As I recently got into Impetus and quite liked it, it was obvious to do something for it. Just what should it be? I tinkered around with my crusaders, painted a few Spartans and even did some 40K figures… but no real „drive“ would develop. Then suddenly the postman delivered 2 packs of Perry figures which I had ordered because my friend Christopher got me into a Wars of the Roses Impetus experiment


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Galatians calling!

by Monty, from the Twin Cities (USA)
The Galatians were a Celtic people who settled south of the Pontic kingdom on an upland plateau. They forced their way into the region, fighting a series of campaigns against the armies of the local states who all stubbornly refused to be driven from their lands. As a result, the Galatians were forced to settle on a poor stretch of land where none of their neighbors considered it worthwhile to force them off. The difficulty of their situation meant the Galatians were eager to work as mercenaries


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Become a contributor of Impetus News

We would like to give to Impetus News a more "journalistic" approach.
You, the Impetus gamers, may help as "journalists".
If you have a blog and you are posting something related to Impetus, why not prepare a small introductionary story, with a couple of pics, for Impetus News? Then there could be a link "read more" to your blog.

In this way we could keep Impetus News more updated and rich of stories and pics. At the same time this is a good way to advertise your blog and collect contacts.

Don't you have a blog? No problem, Impetus news can host your story/post.
If you prefer you can use the Impetus forum for the develop of the "story" etc.

In this way Impetus News can collect stories, scenarios, battle reports, galleries etc becoming a more useful source.

Contributes could be sent to dadiepiombo AT libero DOT it

Friday, May 4, 2012

Impetus competitions at Triples

There will be 2 Impetus competitions at Triples 2012 (Sheffield - UK).

Saturday 19th May 28mm Tournament
more info at

Sunday 20th May 15mm Tournament
more info at

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Impetus at Little Wars

There will be plenty of opportunities to play Impetus at Little Wars (April 27-29) this year.

Two games on Friday -the first features Vikings in Ireland (see pictures) and the second is the battle of Adrianople 378 AD.
Samurai battle on saturday (Road to Edo) and an open gaming event Saturday night: bring a 300 point 28mm army to play with!
Sunday open gaming.

These games represent the efforts of four different local groups from the Chicago area, Madison, and the Twin Cities.


Little Wars
April 27 - 29, 2012

Technology, Innovations & Advancements
Pheasant Run Resort Resort, DuPage Expo Center
4051 East Main Street, St Charles, Illinois 60174, USA
Little Wars website

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wars of the Roses campaign

Fat Wally reports about the first stages of his Wars of the Roses campaign using "The Pretender" system (Extra Impetus 3).

Friday, March 9, 2012

New beta lists

Two new beta lists are now available:
British and Welsh Kingdoms
and Later Anglo-Saxons


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Impetus sabot bases have released some sabots made to allow people to play Impetus (25/28mm) without the need to rebase their figures.

More info at

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

2012 Tournament Rules

2012 Tournament rules can be downloaded from this LINK
They also include new experimental rules on ambushes.