Krieg Eterna


Type: Jester Power

Effect Text: Set aside up to two of your units on the field until the start of the next round.

Flavor Text: "Land! Sweet Land!"

Artwork: A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas by Claude-Joseph Vernet (1773)


Shipwreck is primarily used to bluff and stall by pretending to commit units to the current round, only to set them aside for the next. It can also be used for damage control, in case you realize you will definitely not win the current round, and want to recycle your units into the next.

About the card:

Men and women clamour ashore having narrowly escaped their watery grave. This painting is reminiscent of the Flying Dutchmen (see also Privateer) or the fabled Swedish ship, the Vasa, that sunk during it maiden voyage from Älvsnabben south of Stockholm. Gustavus Adolphus (see also Lion King) had ordered the flag ship to have an extra deck of guns after the basic design had already been laid out and construction had begun. This shifted the center of gravity upward, such that when a gust of wind came, it toppled the ship over. However, given that Vernet spent most of his life around the Mediterranean, that is likely the subject of the painting rather than the Baltic.

The Wreck by Knud-Andreassen Baade (1835)