Krieg Eterna


Strength: 4

Type: Siege Unit

Flavor Text: Dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions.

Flavor Source: Alfred Nobel

Artwork: Galliéni by Ferdinand Roybet (1916)

About the card:

Portrait of French General Joseph Gallieni. Gallieni served as a military commander and administrator in the French colonies, most notably in Madagascar where he exiled Queen Ranavalona III, ending the 350-year-old monarchy. He was called out of retirement to serve in World War I, and died in 1916 before the end of the war. Ferdinand Roybet was a French artist and portrait painter.

Alfred Nobel by Emil Österman (1915)

"Dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions." is Alfred Nobel’s most famous quote. When Nobel died, he had homes in several countries. Ultimately it was determined that his home was in Sweden because he had moved his horses to his Swedish estate, leading to the idea that “your home is where your horses are.” Nobel’s will set up the famous Nobel Prizes, including the Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to the “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations. . .”