95th Rifles 1809 to Salamanca is the second DVD in 95th Rifles trilogy of films and part of The Peninsular Collection from BHTV and Pen and Sword Digital. The DVD explores the history of the 95th Rifles, who were masters of the battlefield and particularly skilled in skirmishing. Held in high esteem by the French and Allies alike, they played a momentous role in the outcome of the Peninsular War. Following the events set out in the Salamanca DVD, this film serves as a prequel to explain the years leading up to the Battle of Salamanca, starting with the aftermath of Sir John Moore's retreat to La Corunna in the winter of 1808/1809.
It's a Cops vs Criminals World. You can raid vaults or save hostages. Which side of the law do you want to ride with?Battlefield Hardline is a collaboration of two highly regarded game studios at EA that builds on the incredible visual and gameplay technology introduced in Battlefield 4, and introduces a new storyline that feels like a primetime crime drama. The levels twist through the detective story like episodes of a TV show, and highpoints of the story will play out in huge memorable gameplay moments. Epic car chases and intense gunfights? Yes please.On the one hand, you’ve got a multiplayer experience that’s expected from a Battlefield game. Elements like destructible environments, modern-day weaponry, high-performance vehicles and dozens of players all over the world fighting in the urban streets of the US, now with new additions like high-tech gadgets to spice up the action. And on the other, you have the powerful storytelling from the writers and game designers behind the incredible Dead Space trilogy. This is one crime drama that you won’t be able to stop playing until the climactic conclusion.
WorrickerSince September 2011, the public every day reads of encroachments on their liberty which are justified in the name of security. David Hare's trilogy, ripped from the headlines, focuses on the internal divisions and arguments which have been raging inside an increasingly controversial intelligence community. Page EightJohnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving MI5 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving behind a contentious file whose explosive contents threaten the stability of the organisation. Meanwhile, a seemingly chance encounter with Johnny's striking next-door neighbour and political activist Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz) seems too good to be true. Johnny is forced to walk out of his job, and then out of his identity to find the truth. Turks and CaicosJohnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is hiding out from his work at MI5 on the tax-exile island paradise Turks and Caicos. Trouble comes knocking when an encounter with a CIA agent (Christopher Walken) forces him into the company of some dubious American businessmen. Claiming to be on the islands for a conference on the global financial crisis, Worricker soon learns their shady activities extend far beyond luxury hotels. When one of them turns up dead, it's their financial PR (Winona Ryder) who seems to know more than she's letting on. But will she help Johnny come to an understanding of what these men do and why they're here? As evidence linking them to Prime Minister Alec Beasley comes to light, Worricker must act quickly if he is to survive. Salting the BattlefieldJohnny Worricker and Margot Tyrrell are now on the run together across Europe, going from town to town in Germany. But Worricker knows his only chance of resolving his problems is to return home and confront his nemesis - the prime minister, Alec Beasley. To do this, he's going to have to bring to light some unsavoury facts about the prime minister's financial and business arrangements. But Worricker is haunted by the suspicion that he's not the only person out to undermine the prime minister. Special Features: Page Eight: Interviews with Cast and Crew Turks and Caicos: Making of Salting The Battlefield: Moving On making of
Take a trip to a remote archipelago where four ancient factions fight a long war for a Vortex of swirling magical energies. Total War: Warhammer II is a second part in a trilogy of grand-scale strategies by Creative Assembly set in the fantastical world of Warhammer Fantasy.Are you ready for a fight which may redefine the shape of both the Old and New World?Participate in massive battles in this excellent mix of turn-based and real-time strategies set in the Warhammer world. Lead one of the four brand-new races or play the old ones, thanks to the combined campaign feature.StoryThe game offers two different campaigns, with Eye of the Vortex being the core one available from the start for all players. It revolves around the Great Vortex, which you will have to, depending on the chosen race, either stabilize or use its powers to conquer the world – will you be the savior, or will you bring doom upon the world?The other one, Mortal Empires, is available exclusively for owners of both TW: Warhammer and TW: Warhammer II – it can be then downloaded for free and it offers more of a sandbox experience and takes place on the huge map that combines the ones from both games. There is also an additional campaign, Rise of the Tomb Kings, available in the form of a paid DLC.Gameplay and Game ModesThe game, similarly to other Total War games from the series, combines turn-based strategy, where you can manage your empire and diplomacy, recruit and move your armies around the grand campaign map, and declare battles, with the real-time strategy, where the declared battles can be resolved by commanding your armies in real-time on the battlefield. Players may choose different races to play, each not only offering a unique set of available units but also requiring a different approach to achieve success, as each race has its own mechanics you need to utilize and make use of.The game can be played either alone or in multiplayer, with the latter mode being split into simple PvP battles for up to 4 people, a co-op campaign, and a head-to-head campaign. What’s interesting is the fact, that in multiplayer it’s entirely possible to fight against races from the first game, even if you don’t own Total War: Warhammer IIyourself.Four new races to playIn the first game we had several interesting factions, now we have even more! The High Elves are the smooth and graceful masters of diplomacy, and direct descendants of the Elves of old, the lawful inheritors of the Great Vortex. They can call great phoenixes to their aid during battles. The Dark Elves are twisted, corrupt kin of the High Elves, keen to claim the font of magic for themselves, and no amount of underhanded tactics and vile monsters is going to be too much in their eyes. The Lizardmen are one of the oldest creatures of the Warhammer setting, wield powerful magic and odd weaponry. The most important of their features, however, are dinosaurs populating their armies, as shock troops and siege-grade engines of destructions. The Skaven are a secretive species of humanoid rats living in the dark caverns and tunnels riddling the Old World. They are deadly, sneaky, and their mage-scientists create terrifying abominations of flesh and metal.Each faction has unique mechanics and specialties, making it well worth replaying the game multiple times over.Integrate with the first gameIf you own the first part of Total War: Warhammer, you can use it to create an even more massive campaign map and let all the disparate factions interact to their full extent. Pit your sturdy Dwarfs against the swift Dark Elves, direct a Bretonnian cavalry charge against a Carnosaur, or see if the Skaven can hold their own against the Vampire Lords. This and more is available to you if you own both parts of the series.Exploration and adventureThe map isn't only to let you see where other armies and factions hold their forces. It's full of small narratives, each hiding a possibility of reward or something to set you back, but it's a risk worth taking. There are also rogue armies caring little for the big struggle and just roam the map doing their own thing, pillaging your villages and harassing your troops.ReceptionTotal War Warhammer 2 received very positive reviews and was a warmly welcomed sequel to the first title, borrowing many successful mechanics and improving the ones that didn’t work that well in the predecessor. Critics appreciated the stunning graphics and were surprised how well units from the Warhammer universe were implemented in the Total War game. They noted the strategic value of the title and also pointed out the good optimization that allows running the title smoothly even on weaker rigs.
The second volume in the Captive Prince trilogy. With their countries on the brink of war, Damen and his new master, Prince Laurent, must exchange the intrigues of the palace for the sweeping might of the battlefield as they travel to the border to avert a lethal plot. Forced to hide his identity, Damen finds himself increasingly drawn to the dangerous, charismatic Laurent. But as the fledgling trust between the two men deepens, the truth of secrets from both their pasts is poised to deal them the crowning death blow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bel Davies. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030401/bk_adbl_030401_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The concluding volume in Robyn Young's epic, internationally best-selling Brethren trilogy. After years of fighting in the desert sun - and secretly working for peace with the Brethren - Will Campbell returns to find his Scottish homeland under attack by his enemy, King Edward I. Betrayed by those he has served since boyhood, torn apart watching his daughter plunge into a dangerous affair, Will must now forge his own path to peace - even if it leads through another battlefield. But a new threat is rising in France, where a warrior king will stop at nothing to achieve his twisted ambitions. The fight for the Holy Land is over, but the Temple's last battle has just begun.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Wincott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hodd/000598/bk_hodd_000598_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first in a new YA fantasy trilogy combines urban fantasy with magical realism mythology, featuring ancient animal totems - American Gods meets Princess Mononoke. As the winter ice begins to thaw, the fury of a demon builds - all because one girl couldn't stay dead.... Roan Harken considers herself a typical high school student - dead parents, an infected eyeball, and living in the house of her estranged, currently comatose grandmother (well, maybe not so typical) - but she's uncovering the depth of the secrets her family left behind. Saved from the grasp of Death itself by a powerful fox spirit named Sil, Roan must harness mysterious ancient power...and quickly. A snake-monster called Zabor lies in wait in the bed of the frozen Assiniboine River, hungry for the sacrifice of spirit-blood in exchange for keeping the flood waters at bay. Thrust onto an ancient battlefield, Roan soon realizes that to maintain the balance of the world, she will have to sacrifice more than her life in order to take her place as Scion of the Fox. This powerful first installment of a trilogy is sure to capture listeners' imaginations everywhere. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morgan Hallett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/010476/bk_reco_010476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Book 3 of The Shannon Trilogy, young Patrick Shannon is the heir-apparent to the Shannon fortune, but murder and betrayal at a family gathering send him fleeing into the American frontier, with only the last words of a wise old woman to arm him against what would come. And when the outbreak of the Civil War comes he finds himself fighting on the opposite side of those he loves the most. In The Wars of the Shannons we see the conflict, both on the battlefield and the homefront, through the eyes of Patrick and the members of his extended Irish-American family as they struggle to survive the conflict that ripped the new nation apart, and yet, offered a dim beacon of hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Larson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032646/bk_acx0_032646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Harvest Trilogy reaches its epic finale in the next town over from the now scorched alien battlefield of Schertz, the city that invented and secretly tested the Celluloss serum on its citizens. Marion, Texas, population 3,700, is so small, if you blink driving through, you'll miss it. One area business owner is awarded "Tastiest Meats in Town" by the Chamber of Commerce. John Hester's family-owned meat market is a staple in the region. Respected by the locals, he is above reproach. When he befriends new resident, retired 9/11 firefighter Jack Callaghan, things get weird. Stranger still are the disappearing residents, thousands of unsolved cold cases from half a century back Callaghan discovers as he and his wife try to settle in. When they begin receiving veiled threats from the Reverend Harcourt Cane warning them to leave, Jack must find a way to protect himself and his wife, and help the FBI solve the mystery of the federal Census that never budges...despite all the missing. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lawrence D. Yaklin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055438/bk_acx0_055438_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.