World War 2 Magic

A collection of World War II Magic the Gathering cards, as envisioned by some serious nerds from New York
I once had a professor insist that Ferdinand Porsche intended to name this super-heavy tank destroyer after himself, but the Ferdinand’s bulk and long, protruding main cannon soon earned it a new name.  In fact the Elefant was an upgrade to the original Ferdinand design intended to improve its mechanical reliability and better defend it against infantry counterattacks.  Even the upgraded Elefants were bulky and prone to failure, but despite this handicap the Ferdinand / Elefant line does hold the distinction of being the statistically most effective tank destroyer of the war.  On average a company of Elefants was able to knock out 10 enemy tanks for every Elefant lost.

I once had a professor insist that Ferdinand Porsche intended to name this super-heavy tank destroyer after himself, but the Ferdinand’s bulk and long, protruding main cannon soon earned it a new name.  In fact the Elefant was an upgrade to the original Ferdinand design intended to improve its mechanical reliability and better defend it against infantry counterattacks.  Even the upgraded Elefants were bulky and prone to failure, but despite this handicap the Ferdinand / Elefant line does hold the distinction of being the statistically most effective tank destroyer of the war.  On average a company of Elefants was able to knock out 10 enemy tanks for every Elefant lost.

The British plans to construct a massive Island-sized aircraft carrier from Pykrete (a form of reinforced ice hypothesized to be nearly indestructible if properly maintained) never actually came to fruition, but why does that mean there shouldn’t be a card for it?

The British plans to construct a massive Island-sized aircraft carrier from Pykrete (a form of reinforced ice hypothesized to be nearly indestructible if properly maintained) never actually came to fruition, but why does that mean there shouldn’t be a card for it?

U-Boat

U-Boat

Free Corps Volunteers

Free Corps Volunteers

Operation Mincemeat

Operation Mincemeat

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris - The head of Hitler’s Abwehr or Naval Intelligence Service was actually a British double agent from 1940 until his arrest in 1944.  He died in the Flossenburg Concentration camp in 1945.  During his career as a double agent Canaris is credited with saving the life of a British spy in Czechoslovakia and foiling Hitler’s attempt to kidnap Pope Pius XII.  He participated in several plots to overthrow or assassinate Hitler including the ill-fated July 20th plot.

Admiral Wilhelm Canaris - The head of Hitler’s Abwehr or Naval Intelligence Service was actually a British double agent from 1940 until his arrest in 1944.  He died in the Flossenburg Concentration camp in 1945.  During his career as a double agent Canaris is credited with saving the life of a British spy in Czechoslovakia and foiling Hitler’s attempt to kidnap Pope Pius XII.  He participated in several plots to overthrow or assassinate Hitler including the ill-fated July 20th plot.

Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

Anglo-Iranian Oil Company

Triumphant Return

Triumphant Return

Forced Labor

Forced Labor

Wire Cutters

Wire Cutters