Battlefields in Miniature: Paul Davies
The chill mists have an evil reputation, billowing and moving like a thing alive. But the true terror lies within the mist, a dead kingdom garrisoned by undying legions. These legions now march on the border territory of Roths Vale and all Terrinoth will know war again.The great powers of Terrinoth have clashed countless times over the ages, spilling the blood of man and beast alike on the battlefields of war. Through innumerable battles, armies have maneuvered and conquered, and legendary commanders have risen from the ashes to lead their warriors to victory and greatness. Now, you can take your place among those hallowed captains with Runewars Miniatures Game, a miniatures game of tactical, rank-and-file warfare, set in the realm of Terrinoth!
SPECTATOR, NEW STATESMAN, SUNDAY TIMES AND TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2015 Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, dominated the 18th century in the same way that Napoleon dominated the start of the 19th - a force of nature, a caustic, ruthless, brilliant military commander, a monarch of exceptional energy and talent, and a knowledgeable patron of artists, architects and writers, most famously Voltaire. From early in his reign he was already a legendary figure - fascinating even to those who hated him. Tim Blanning´s brilliant new biography recreates a remarkable era, a world which would be swept away shortly after Frederick´s death by the French Revolution. Equally at home on the battlefield or in the music room at Frederick´s extraordinary miniature palace of Sanssouci, Blanning draws on a lifetime´s obsession with the 18th century to create a work that is in many ways the summation of all that he has learned in his own rich and various career. Frederick´s spectre has hung over Germany ever since: an inspiration, a threat, an impossible ideal - Blanning at last allows us to understand him in his own time.
Bring on the bad guys! Marvel HeroClix: Sinister is the villainously evil expansion for the Marvel HeroClix game! With a cavalcade of corrupt criminals at your command like Rhino, Stilt-Man, Bullseye, and Trapster, your HeroClix game just got a little more sinister! More than a dozen debut villains not enough for you? Marvel HeroClix: Sinister also features the first special object tokens in the Marvel HeroClix universe, giving players even more options for their 3-D superhero combat!Customers who Buy It by the Brick can mail in for an exclusive Venom HeroClix figure. This Venom has a new, unique sculpt and dial, and it is available only to collectors who buy their Sinister bricks through a brick-and-mortar (non-Internet) retail store. ClixBrick buyers are also eligible to purchase HeroClix Collectors Sets early and at a substantial discount! But the goodies dont stop there. The Marvel HeroClix: Sinister New Guy Night tie-in promotion offers an exclusive Limited Edition Spider-Man figure!Each Sinister Booster contains four preassembled, prepainted miniatures and one feat card, battlefield condition card, or bystander token.Contents
In X-Wing, as in Star Wars lore, the K-wings surprising acceleration, heavy armor plating, and devastating ordnance make it an outstanding ship for hit-and-run operations. One of the games most durable small-base fighters, the K-wing features four shields and five hull, along with a primary turret weapon with an attack value of 2. On top of this, the ship comes with the new SLAM action, which allows it to race across the battlefield and deploy its bombs at an unprecedented speed.In addition to its pre-painted K-wing miniature, sculpted at 1/270 scale, the K-wing Expansion Pack comes with four ship cards and nine upgrades that feature a massive armament of new missiles, bombs, and torpedoes, as well the Extra Munitions upgrade, which dramatically improves the efficiency of your ordnance.
An absorbing and definitive modern history of the Vietnam War from the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of The Secret War. Vietnam became the Western world´s most divisive modern conflict, precipitating a battlefield humiliation for France in 1954, then a vastly greater one for the United States in 1975. Max Hastings has spent the past three years interviewing scores of participants on both sides, as well as researching a multitude of American and Vietnamese documents and memoirs, to create an epic narrative of an epic struggle. He portrays the set pieces of Dienbienphu, the 1968 Tet offensive, the air blitz of North Vietnam, and also much less familiar miniatures such as the bloodbath at Daido, where a US Marine battalion was almost wiped out, together with extraordinary recollections of Ho Chi Minh´s warriors. Here are the vivid realities of strife amid jungle and paddies that killed two million people. Many writers treat the war as a US tragedy, yet Hastings sees it as overwhelmingly that of the Vietnamese people, of whom forty died for every American. US blunders and atrocities were matched by those committed by their enemies. While all the world has seen the image of a screaming, naked girl seared by napalm, it forgets countless eviscerations, beheadings, and murders carried out by the communists. The people of both former Vietnams paid a bitter price for the Northerners´ victory in privation and oppression. Here is testimony from Vietcong guerrillas, Southern paratroopers, Saigon bargirls, and Hanoi students alongside that of infantrymen from South Dakota, Marines from North Carolina, and Huey pilots from Arkansas. No past volume has blended a political and military narrative of the entire conflict with heart-stopping personal experiences, in the fashion that Max Hastings´ readers know so well. The author suggests that neither side deserved to win this struggle with so many lessons for the twenty-first century about the misuse of military might to confront intractable political and cultural challenges. He marshals testimony from warlords and peasants, statesmen and soldiers, to create an extraordinary record.