#3 – Manfred von Richthofen – Dragoon

| November 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Red Baron

Manfred von Richthofen, better known as the Red Baron, is today’s subject. Von Richthofen was a fighter pilot during the first World War, during which he racked up over 80 confirmed kills, a feat which earned him the title “ace-of-aces.” In life, von Richthofen was a skilled, thoughtful tactician, and, if one is being honest, a bit of a pompous twit. Still, his extreme skill earned him the admiration of allies and enemies alike. When he was eventually shot down — and nobody gets as famous as he did without attracting some less desireable attention — even his opponents in the Allied camp mourned his passing.

In the end, it was von Richthofen’s extreme flying skill that led me to cast him as a Dragoon. Dragoons have a rather fractured history in RPGs: these spear-weilding knights have been cast as both allies and hunters of dragons, and even as thralls held in service of dragons against their will. But it was the association these spear-weilding knights carry with dragons and aerial combat that made the Dragoon a good fit for the Red Baron.

Category: 2011, Fantasy

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  1. I really, really like this guy’s dragon. It is kind of cute with its boxy muzzle.

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