Stormtroopers are the armored fist of the Empire, and are universally feared on Imperial planets. Naturally, Stormtroopers are one of the most common foes faced by the Rebellion, but their intensive training and seemingly-limitless numbers make them a danger to even the best prepared Rebel operatives. Of course, the Stormtroopers were first introduced in the Imperial Assault Core Set, but the Stormtroopers Villain Pack brings deadly new tactics and abilities to these most loyal servants of the Empire, as well as three new Stormtrooper figures that feature an alternate figure sculpt.In your campaigns, this expansion offers the new Vaders Fist Agenda set. You may goad the Rebel heroes into an attempt to sabotage the training facility of the renowned 501st Legion. On another mission, you might use the To the Last Man card to massively increase the attack and defensive power of the last Stormtrooper figure remaining in a unit, making this lone survivor a formidable opponent for any hero.Youll also find new skirmish game content in the Stormtroopers Villain Pack. A brand-new skirmish upgrade represents the training of the 501st Legion, offering two potent new abilities to any Stormtrooper squad enhanced with this card. At the same time, new Command cards reinforce figures after they die or invite your figures to engage in stealth tactics. Whether you play a campaign or a skirmish, this Villain Pack easily expands the ranks of your Stormtrooper armies.
Many bounty hunters ply their trade throughout the galaxy, chasing down and capturing their quarries. These men and women are well known as hard fighters and relentless pursuers, but even among the bounty hunters, there is one who has forged a reputation for his brutality and skill. Now, you can hire Boba Fett the most feared bounty hunter in the galaxy for any Imperial Assault mission you may undertake.Boba Fett is a valuable asset for any servant of the dark side. Whether you hire him for a campaign or a skirmish mission, his formidable abilities and explosive armaments make him a deadly opponent. In addition to Boba Fetts own talents, you can also use the Soldiers for Hire agenda set to harry the heroes between missions. You can ground and attack a Rebel supply convoy on Yavin 4 in a new side mission and you can use any means necessary to take down a targeted hero during a mission.In your skirmish games, the new skirmish upgrade and Command cards included in the Boba Fett Villain Pack can provide a crucial advantage over your opponent. With Jump Jets , for instance, you can fly across the battlefield, cutting off your targets escape or quickly bypassing any obstacles that stand between you and a mission objective. Whether you battle through the new Imperial Space Station map or engage in another skirmish mission, this figure pack has plenty to offer to every player.
The story of Tzu Hsi is the story of the last empress in China. In this audiobook, Pearl S. Buck recreates the life of one of the most intriguing rulers during a time of intense turbulence. Tzu Hsi was born into one of the lowly ranks of the Imperial dynasty. According to custom, she moved to the Forbidden City at the age of 17 to become one of hundreds of concubines. But her singular beauty and powers of manipulation quickly moved her into the position of Second Consort. Tzu Hsi was feared and hated by many in the court, but adored by the people. The Empress’s rise to power (even during her husband’s life) parallels the story of China’s transition from the ancient to the modern way. Pearl S. Buck’s knowledge of and fascination with the empress’s life are contagious. She reveals the essence of this self-involved and infamous last empress, at the same time she takes the listener through China’s struggle for freedom and democracy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kirsten Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000820/bk_oasi_000820_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First introduced by the Star Wars: Rebels TV show, The Grand Inquisitor is one of the galaxys most feared villains. This Pauan Jedi Knight turned to the dark side after the fall of the Jedi Order, and he now serves the Emperor by fighting to eradicate every trace of the Jedi from the galaxy.Whether you play with The Grand Inquisitor in a skirmish game or face him in the campaign, his prowess with the Force and mastery of lightsaber combat make him a deadly opponent. Youll be able to see his dangerous fighting style face-to-face with a new campaign side mission and two new skirmish missions that share a map. With a new three-card Agenda set, a new Item card, and three new Command cards, The Grand Inquisitor Villain Pack propels the Empire forward in their quest for galactic domination.
The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they´ll turn you into a ´corpse soldier´ - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship´s AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people. The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale. But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her. The Imperial Radch trilogy begins with Ancillary Justice, continues in Ancillary Sword and concludes with Ancillary Mercy. Also available now: Provenance is a stunning standalone adventure set in the same world as Ancillary Justice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adjoa Andoh. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000830/bk_twuk_000830_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cassandra Chamberlain has always stood out. It´s hard not to at 6´1´´ and 165 pounds, with jet black hair and sapphire blue eyes. And if that isn´t enough, she is also brilliant, graduating from Harvard at 15, teaching at MIT at 19, and up for the prestigious Magellan Award at 25. She´s never really fit in. Not with her peers, not with her contemporaries, only with her family. But everything changes when the Earth is attacked, and Cassandra and her niece, Victoria, are the only survivors. Suddenly the smartest woman on the planet has to relearn everything. Everything she´s believed to be true is challenged, and she has to learn to survive, not only for herself but for Victoria, because someone wants them dead. Admiral William Zafar is the youngest Admiral ever in the Coalition fleet, the hero of the Battle of Fayal. At 7´1´´, he´s 325 pounds of Carinian male in his prime who is feared and respected throughout the fleet. He is a royal from the House of Protection, carrying its birthmark, and considers its king one of his oldest friends. But when the Regulians destroy a previously unknown planet, leaving only two survivors, he finds he´s willing to risk it all to protect the woman he loves from the Regulians and the Carinian traitor that wants her dead. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Gordon, Jennifer Gill, Jess Friedman, Gary Gordon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060698/bk_acx0_060698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Night Lords are among the most feared Chaos Space Marines in the universe. They prey on their victims from the shadows, stalking the faithful of the False Imperium in their ultimate quest to destroy the Emperor. The warband of the Exalted, travelling aboard The Covenant of Blood, are recovering from the events at Crythe Primus. But their dark crusade against the loyal Imperial forces continues, and they will leave a trail of blood and terror behind them as they seek the truth behind the death of their primarch, the feared Night Haunter. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Banks, Beth Chalmers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gawo/000149/bk_gawo_000149_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Once, he was known as the Cold Ax of the North. Heads piled at his feet, and he was feared by all on the battlefield. But his people lost the war....Now, Rothan is a prisoner. He is forced to fight as a gladiator for the entertainment of his hated Imperial enemies. Five years of this humiliating captivity, and he has almost completed his sentence. Just three more days and he is free. However, here in this wretched Imperial City, he has come to love one thing: the desertland concubine, Bellabel. He must find a way to win her freedom, to take her with him to the North. She must be his. And so, he enters into a bargain with the Ringmaster of the City, a bargain for her freedom, a bargain which will catapult him into a far more twisted fate than he ever imagined. Contains mature themes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John McLain. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/016787/bk_tant_016787_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The VT-49 Decimator is one of the Empires most feared warships, often used to provide long-range reconnaissance or deploy raiding parties behind enemy forces. The VT-49 Decimator Expansion Pack brings this intimidating Imperial gunboat to X-Wing as a hulking, large-base ship that towers over smaller starfighters. One detailed and pre-painted VT-49 Decimator miniature comes with four ship cards and thirteen upgrade cards, including crew members like Mara Jade. Youll also find a new mission, three obstacle tokens, a maneuver dial, and all requisite tokens.