Krieg Eterna

Grenadier


Strength: 4

Type: Ranged Unit

Flavor Text: "The guard die, but do not surrender!"

Flavor Source: Pierre Cambronne

Artwork: Le Grenadier by Édouard Detaille (1912)

About the card:

The flavor text is attributed to General Cambronne, one of Napoleon's generals, during the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Cambronne replied with this quote when asked to surrender by the Duke of Wellington after the battle had clearly been lost.

Napoleon on Board the Bellerophon by Sir William Quiller Orchardson (1880)

Napoleon had escaped from his first exile in Elba and returned to take the French throne sparking the war of the seventh coalition (see also Retreat). On Napoleon's march from the Mediterranean to Paris, the ruling French government sent regiments to stop his advance, but the soldiers seeing their old Emperor would defect to his side shouting "Vive L'Empereur!"(see also Cavalry). The Battle of Waterloo would mark the final defeat of Napoleon and his grand army, after trouncing Europe for nearly 20 years, he was old and losing support in France and abdicated as Emperor four days later. The man who once held dominion from Spain to Russia was sent to the ends of the earth to die in obscurity.