Krieg Eterna


Strength: 4

Type: Melee Unit

Flavor Text: It is a victory which past centuries have never heard, inestimable riches have fallen into our hands and countless of the enemy lie slain.

Flavor Source: King Jan III Sobieski of Poland

Artwork: Scotland Forever! by Elizabeth Thompson (1881)

About the card:

Unit’s cry of “Now, my boys, Scotland forever!” as they charged at the Battle of Waterloo. Considered a turning point of the battle, the cavalry charged the French despite an order from Wellington to remain in place until he gave order. They likely saved the British line, but in the process sustained significant casualties to both men and horses. A later French cavalry charge led by marshal Ney would end in disaster, as the English responded by forming squares making it impossible for the cavalry to do much damage.

Marshall Ney and his staff leading the cavalry charge at Waterloo by Louis Dumoulin

Copies of the painting, one of a few military paintings by a woman painter, were given to Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. During World War I the Germans used the image for propaganda purposes, turning the soldiers into Prussians.

Attributed to King Jan III Sobieski after the Polish victory over the Ottoman at the Battle of Vienna 1683 (see also Siege).