Krieg Eterna


Type: King

Effect Text: Double the strength of one of your rows. Then halve the strength of all Range rows this round, Or set aside two of your opponent's units on the field until the start of the next round.

Flavor Text: "You may earn salvation under my command, but hardly riches."

Flavor Source: Gustavus Adolphus

Artwork: Portrait of Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden by Jacob Hoefnagel (1624)


All King cards allow you to double a row of your choosing, essentially functioning as a trump card for the round. Your opponent will likely need to play their King card or some other counter to remain competitive in that round. Remember, Kings also come with the choice of a unique effect (in addition to doubling a row), allowing you to tailor your strategy as the game unfolds. The Lion King’s unique powers give you access to a weather effect, or forcing your opponent to set aside units (usually choose the strongest cards, cards with attachments, or break adjacency).

About the card:

Gustavus Adolphus was the first in a line of Swedish kings that led the country to its zenith by the early 1700's. When Gustavus inherited the throne, Sweden was embroiled in three separate wars and the King of Poland, Sigismund III, was looking to enforce his dynastic claims on the Throne of Sweden. Gustavus resolved these conflicts, reformed the Swedish army, and went on to take Livonia and Pomerania on the Baltic Sea for Sweden. His intervention in the Thirty Years War raised Sweden's status from a European backwater to the center of a northern Protestant alliance that took on the Holy Roman Emperor and largely succeeded while Gustavus remained alive (see also Demise).

The victory of the Austrian army over the Swedes at Nördlingen 1634 by Karl von Blaas (1860)