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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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Richelieu!

Posted by Wargamer Games Studio LTD (Creator)
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Dear backers,

You did it again! We have reached 200K milestone and unlocked ex-cardinal de Richelieu.

To celebrate it we have new short story by Michał Paradowski

He still wasn’t sure how to call his… curse? Sickness? Affliction? So far he managed to keep the inner beast at bay, not letting it overcome him. He rarely fed and only on haima taken from captured enemies. His own network of loyal servants, agents, and spies worked like well-oiled machinery, well established in courts and main cities throughout Europe. He was hiding in the shadows, puppet master pulling the strings of all the schemes put in motion so many years ago.

Of course he studied others of his ‘kind’, managed to collect large dossiers for many of them. They were odd folks, spread throughout many different countries. Some were already the stuff of legends, stories about them whispered during long winter evenings, whenever people were amusing themselves with scary stories. An old prince, once bane of the Turks, now just an old man brooding in his castle hidden in the middle of nowhere. A mad duchess, so addicted to haima that she supposedly even bathed in it. A French girl from Brittany, still looking like on the day the Ancient one decided to transform her. But he was cautious, didn’t approach any of them – not yet.

At the moment his presence was needed in Vienna, where so many of the plots and machinations would find their conclusions. He couldn’t rely on his servants alone, he had to be here, like a spider in the middle of the web, to ensure that all goes according to the plans. There was a war waged in the shadows now, with so much of the precious haima being spilled on the narrow streets every night. Good time for someone like him, good time indeed…

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    1. Billy Wardlaw
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      Fantastic!

    2. ray bans
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      nice, but I was hoping for him to have the same pose as the picture.

      was looking forward to painting the champagne glass

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      Sylvain on

      NMM black armor all the way ! <3

    4. Wargamer Games Studio LTD 3-time creator on

      @Black Legion - there is a story behind that....

    5. BlackLegion on

      I'm just wondering why he has such an outdated sword? Wouldn't be a rapier be more appropriate?

    6. Clint Lee Werner
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      S Buntenbach - My theory would be that as a holy man (or formerly holy man) he still envisions himself as doing the will of God, hence he feels no repugnance for the holy cross. Perhaps symbols of slam and Judaism would work against him.

      The old Dracula Lives magazine that Marvel put out back in the day actually had a vampiric priest that Dracula fought soon after his own transformation. The vampiric priest was immune to holy symbols (and could even use them against Dracula) while also being immune from Dracula's domination of all other vampires (something Marvel did where as Lord of the Vampires he had utter command and mental domination over all but a very few exceptional vampires like Deacon Frost, Hannibal King, and his own daughter Lilith).

    7. McDevil on

      Cool model and cool hints about more of that kind :)

    8. BlackLegion on

      Wow! Way better than the painting :-D

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      john giles on

      Really look forward to painting him:)

    10. Krzysztof Nalewajka on

      You're killing me. Almost a year to wait before I'll get it on my greedy hands! :(

    11. Clint Lee Werner
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      Love it. Utterly fantastic model. Will there be a fourth hero in Richelieu's faction? Also wondering if we should be buying some more musketeers to use as his red-liveried guards. After all, have to have the Musketeers against Richelieu at some point!

    12. S Buntenbach
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      Great Mini for both normal and Vampir
      But stop why didn t he yelling and burning - he wear a holly cross :)

    13. Alexander Kawczynski on

      AMAZING model! May be my favorite so far. Great work!