Ein Runden-Strategie-Spiel wie keines zuvor! Leicht zugängig, faszinierend und optisch beeindruckend detailliert: ´Battlefield Academy´ will nicht weniger als das Genre der Rundenstrategie mit intuitivem Gameplay und technischen Innovationen revolutionieren. Inspiriert vom Online-Game-Konzept der BBC, präsentiert ´Battlefield Academy´ mehr als 30 Schlachten an den historischen Schauplätzen Nordafrikas, den der Normandie und in den Ardennen. Die aktive Mitwirkung des Militärhistorikers Prof. John Buckley (Universität von Wolverhampton) garantiert historische Fakten in Bezug auf Strategie, Taktik und Feuerkraft der Einheiten während der Gefechte des 2.Weltkriegs. Hardcore-Strategen und Einsteigern bietet ´Battlefield Academy´ mittels unzähliger Einstellmöglichkeiten immer den genau richtigen Schwierigkeitsgrad. Ebenso bietet der umfassende und komfortabel bedienbare Editor die Möglichkeit, blitzschnell eigene Mission und Szenarien zu erschaffen.
For three days in the fall of 1846, US and Mexican soldiers fought fiercely in the picturesque city of Monterrey, turning the Northern Mexican town, known for its towering mountains and luxurious gardens, into one of the 19th century´s most gruesome battlefields. Led by Brigadier General Zachary Taylor, graduates of the US Military Academy encountered a city almost perfectly protected by mountains, a river, and a vast plain. Monterrey´s ideal defensive position inspired more than one US soldier to call the city ´´a perfect Gibraltar´´. Chris D. Dishman conveys in a vivid narrative the intensity and drama of the Battle of Monterrey, which marked the first time US troops engaged in prolonged urban combat. General Taylor engineered one of the army´s first wars of maneuver at Monterrey by sending the bulk of his troops against the weakest part of the city, and embedded press reporters wrote eyewitness accounts of the action for readers back in the States. Dishman interweaves descriptions of troop maneuvers and clashes between units using pistols and rifles with accounts of hand-to-hand combat involving edged weapons, stones, clubs, and bare hands. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Donnie Sipes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050340/bk_acx0_050340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The thirteenth Longmire novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Land of Wolves Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff´s Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie´s Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph-along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement-hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.
As Effie and her roommates learn firsthand the true savagery of their enemies, anger and grief threaten to overtake them. While dealing with internal turmoil, each student also must come to terms with his or her role in battle - and soon. The Krepps have twice the numbers of Kyrro, and the frightfully strong creatures are eager to kill. After managing to anger the entire Academy during his introduction, Zoke learns that behaving like a Krepp makes him more of an outcast with his new allies in Kyrro than he was with his own race. With his sister Zeti on the opposing side as the gruesome events of war unfold, soon the only thing the siblings have in common is a waning hope that they won´t see each other on the battlefield. But before a clash of unprecedented proportions can occur, something unheard of is discovered lingering deep below Tenred that may change everything. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lesley Ann Fogle. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/020787/bk_acx0_020787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year is 2804 AD. Humanity has colonized the universe. But the authority of the Confederation of Human Worlds is spread thin. Where the Army of planet Earth cannot reach, mercenaries must keep the peace - and the Dirigent Mercenary Corps are the best of the best. Kicked out of the prestigious North American Military Academy, Lon Nolan had only a few choices left to him. He chose the hardest one: serving with the Dirigent Mercenary Corps, an elite fighting squad where respect is earned not in the classroom but on the battlefield. Nolan proved himself on the battlefield on Norbank. But now he’s commanding men of his own, and the stakes are higher. He’s going to learn sooner or later that leadership always comes with a cost.... The Dirigent Mercenary Corps books are classics of military science fiction. Rick Shelley was himself a veteran of the U.S. Army, and his experience and knowledge shine through on every page. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Delgado. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007882/bk_adbl_007882_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the beginning, great power is only great potential.... Renowned for both martial and arcane skills, the mighty warcasters of the Iron Kingdoms possess the unique gift of bonding with and commanding mighty warjacks on the field of battle. Yet despite their inborn abilities, these powerful soldier-sorcerers began as novices, forced to harness their talents in rigorously structured military training programs or through the brutal crucible of battle. Rites of Passage tells the tales of six novice warcasters, some from the great military powers of the Iron Kingdoms and others destined for a more independent path. Journey to the Cygnaran front lines with Lieutenant Allison Jakes as she learns the difficult lessons of what it means to be a battlefield commander. Balance faith with arcane might alongside Initiate Tristan Durant of the Protectorate of Menoth. Navigate the treacherous politics of the Druzhina, Khador´s military training academy, with Kovnik Andrei Malakov. Take to the bloody high seas aboard a Cryxian ship with the ruthless pirate raider Aiakos. Follow the trials of the assassin initiate Elara as she struggles to accept her changed destiny as a warcaster within the Retribution of Scyrah. Finally, prowl the war-torn streets of occupied Llael with the gutter rat Gastone Crosse as he becomes the most wanted man in Merywyn. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bryan Reid, Mike Ortego. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019996/bk_adbl_019996_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Overlooking the Hudson River on the campus of the United States Military Academy at West Point are 12 granite benches, each inscribed with a word representing a key leadership virtue: compassion, courage, dedication, determination, dignity, discipline, integrity, loyalty, perseverance, responsibility, service, and trust. These benches remind cadets of the qualities that lead to victory and success, not just on the battlefield, but in all of life. With his signature enthusiasm and insight, Pat Williams shares the incredible stories of West Point graduates who exemplified these traits, from the Civil War to the War on Terror. He shows listeners of all backgrounds how to develop these 12 essential virtues in their lives, whether they are in the corporate world, the academic world, the military, the church, or in some other sphere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pat Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003790/bk_hove_003790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This book is concurrent with Sunset (Pact Arcanum: Book 1) in story continuity. Child of Twilight Venice, Italy, 2039. When Michael Danvers witnesses a vampire attack, his latent ability to shapeshift awakens. Revealed as a Sentinel, the natural enemy of Nightwalkers, 13-year-old Michael must turn his back on his family and his safe, predictable life. But a supernatural battlefield is no place for a child, not even a genius like Michael. Betrayed by his own kind, he leaves Earth behind, hoping to find a new path with the Spacer Guild – and the stars. Tempered by Moonlight Relocating to the Citadel, Michael quickly makes a name for himself at the Spacer Guild Academy. But each advancement means less to him than the friendships he acquires, of fellow cadets William and Ariel, even as Michael is promoted above them. Forged in Starlight Everyone had plans for Michael’s future: his parents, the Sentinels, the Guild—even his best friend, Will. But Michael takes control of his destiny, and when called upon to make a fateful decision with countless lives hanging in the balance, the only sense of honor that matters is his own. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Tremblay. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/100013/bk_acx0_100013_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.