Krieg Eterna


Strength: 5

Type: Siege Unit

Flavor Text: "And they called it a fleet... Ha! Nothing more than a heap of ash and squandered silver."

Artwork: Spanish Armada by Philip James de Loutherbourg (1796)

About the card:

Philip James de Loutherbourg was a French-born British painter known for large naval works and elaborate set designs.

The Surrender of Pedro de Valdés to Francis Drake aboard the Revenge by John Seymour Lucas (1889)

In this painting he depicts the Battle of Gravelines in which the Spanish Armada – which had been sent by Phillip II of Spain to invade England – was defeated. The English fleet, although smaller, consisted of ships that were more maneuverable and could carry more guns. With the faster ships and some help from the weather, the English broke up the Spanish Armada. Of 150 Spanish ships, only 65 would return to Spain (see also Spy).