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Anno Domini 1666 is a swashbuckling board game of intrigue and mystery, set in alternative reality 17th century Vienna.
Anno Domini 1666 is a swashbuckling board game of intrigue and mystery, set in alternative reality 17th century Vienna.
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Who let the dogs out?

Posted by Wargamer Games Studio LTD (Creator)

Dear backers,

Time for something nice for the "bad guys" Order of the Broken Cross. Tomorrow - as you may expect - we'll present add-on for Ottomans.

Klaus. Alchemist and a mad scientist. He’s both Adelaida’s lover and uncle. Being the head of a hospital, she provides him with plenty specimens for his research. Through her, he exerts behind the scenes influence on other members of the Order of the Broken Cross, including Siegfried, the leader. He has no plans of taking over the command yet. The experiments come first. One of them has cost him his leg, now replaced with a pegleg. Usually he wears plague doctor attire which provides at least some protection from harmful fumes and vapors he encounters in his line of work. Klaus is very intelligent. He can’t sprint or climb through windows because of his disability, but should be a worthy addition to your band nonetheless. He is the first alchemist in the game. With this add-on you get the first alchemy book and access to various potions and concoctions. We will tell you more about those in future updates. For now, imagine “”turbo-charged chemistry”. It provides no miraculous cures or resurrections, but a strong acid that dissolves locks (and enemies) doesn’t sound bad either.

Phobos and Deimos (fear and terror) are Freischutz Johann’s two rottweilers. Their names fit quite nicely, considering what goes on in the mind of the poor chaps the two canines are unleashed on. Fast and aggressive. They won’t fall for the old Inconspicuous trick - they can sniff out and snuff out anyone. Trained for boar and bear hunting, they wear historical dog armour you can see on the models. This makes them even more difficult to bring down. Obviously, a dog’s life has its downsides too. They can’t perform all the action human characters can. For one, they can’t open doors (but could try jumping through a window) or participate in conversations (which could actually be a bonus).

Wargamer Team


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    1. Clint Lee Werner

      Absolutely love it. Didn't expect a plague doktor and the war dogs are great. Hopefully we'll see some more for other factions (or some full-on wolves for Dracula)

    2. Michal Ciemniewski on

      Indeed. Check FB comment under dog update post. Someone posted a link to the original photos of dog armour.

    3. Paboook on

      Lovely! Is the hound attire based on historical example?