Maximillian von Klaus

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Maximillian von Klaus is a retired Grand Master of the Knights of the Blazing Sun who became mayor of the town of Stuttgart. [1]

History

As a general he fought on many battlefields against Beastmen, Mutants and the Undead. [1]

He led a united army of the Empire against the Vampire Lord Antoine von Carstein who had rampaged through the, defeating him at the Battle of Schrolnetz Plain in 2465 IC. Whilst the main undead legions were shattered and wiped out by massed gunfire, Maximillian and his bodyguard of Knights forced Antoine to turn to mist and flee, although the Vampire vowed revenge on him, his family and the entire empire in forty years. [1]

In 2505 IC Antoine marched once more from Sylvania, raising the dead from small villages at first then whole towns, their populations swelling the ranks of his army. An Army from across the Empire was assembled to confront him once more, choosing making a stand at the fortified port of Stuttburg. By this time Maximillian had arthritis, a pain and chest and was old and weary. [1]

As the Undead drew close to his home, Reiksmarshal Wilhelm Hague led a column of soldiers into the town, promising more were on the way. Antoine led his forces against the defenders, killing the living until they reached the town square where the vampire called for Maximillian to come forth and face him once more. Before he could enact his revenge, Hague led his army across the square to meet him in battle. [1]

Vengeance of the Vampire

The centre piece of Games Day 1999 was the epic display created to show the battle at the town of Stuttburg when Antoine came seeking revenge. 22 feet long and 10 feet wide it included thousands of models - 2000 Zombies alone. [1a]

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