Krieg Eterna


Strength: 3

Type: Melee Unit

Effect Text: This unit can also be played in the Siege row.

Flavor Text: One murder makes a villain, Millions a hero.

Flavor Source: Belby Porteus, Death a Poetical Essay

Artwork: Horse Artillery of the Imperial Guard by Édouard Detaille (1870)


Officers are experienced, battle-hardened warriors with training in multiple disciplines. They give you flexibility in creating adjacency with your other units.

About the card:

From Death a Poetical Essay by Belby Porteus in 1759. Excerpt reproduced below:

Leonardo Da Vinci's Gun
To sate the lust of power; more horrid still,
The foulest stain and scandal of our nature
Became its boast. — One Murder made a Villain,
Millions a Hero. — Princes were privileg'd
To kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.
Ah! why will Kings forget that they are Men?
And Men that they are brethren? Why delight
In human sacrifice? Why burst the ties
Of Nature, that should knit their souls together
In one soft bond of amity and love?
Yet still they breathe destruction, still go on
Inhumanly ingenious to find out
New pains for life, new terrors for the grave,
Artificers of Death! Still Monarchs dream
Of universal Empire growing up
From universal ruin. — Blast the design,
Great God of Hosts, nor let thy creatures fall
Unpitied victims at Ambition's shrine!