Krieg Eterna

Officer


Strength: 3

Type: Melee Unit

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

Flavor Text: Men's ambition and innards strewn on the field, We imagine ourselves a watchmaker and not a watch.

Artwork: An Officer of the Imperial Horse Guards Charging by Théodore Géricault (1812)

Strategy:

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:

Where lies the soul? The Greeks thought it resided in the heart, and today we think it the brain is the primary organ. But could a brain be said to be human if it could not feel the sun on its skin or hold the ones it loved? We tend to remove ourselves from machines saying they will never replace us, as if there was some magic force within a man to make him unreplaceable! Yet are not mothers replaced by their daughters and fathers sons?

Jason and the Argonauts (1963)

True, machines made by man are crude compared to anything that nature has made, and even the simplest of proteins are marvels compared to our accomplishments. But we haven't been in the nearly game as long as Nature, and still we have made great leaps and bounds in our understanding (see also Omen). As we try to replicate the soul, we made find that our own mechanisms are lacking. A thing that is indecipherable is magic, but the same thing once understood becomes commonplace. The soul will not change, but its observers will.