Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 16

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 16

DOWN IN THE MUD At last, the fateful day of the expedition arrives. If the Survey Corps doesn’t use its newfangled maneuvering equipment to bring back evidence of a dead Titan, then humanity’s best (and only) option for fighting back will be dismantled forever! The team of untested young recruits only has one shot, and they have to make it count–but the conditions are poor, and there are dark clouds on the horizon…

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 17

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 17

OLD SCORES SETTLED The expedition to test out the Vertical Maneuvering Equipment and keep the Survey Corps alive is plagued by rain and poor conditions- nerves are tense when emergency flares are shot off, and supply wagons turn up destroyed. On top of that, one of the nearby Titans is none other than Ogre, the one who killed Kuklo’s mother on the fateful day of his birth! Can he avenge her memory, save the Survey Corps, and convince Xavi that the Titans can be overcome? FINAL VOLUME!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall

A PLAN IN MOTION Angel and Xenophon's Device, meant to help humanity combat the Titans, has always confounded those who were meant to use it. But years later, after Sharle successfully brings Angel out of his underground home, he is ready to correct its fatal flaw for good. But that's only half of the problem--the Survey Corps will need a grueling new training program to make use of it!

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 14

Attack on Titan: Before the Fall 14

FACE YOUR FEARS An ultimatum has been issued: for the Survey Corps to continue the good fight of helping humanity expand beyond the Walls again, they must mount an expedition and prove that the new Vertical Maneuvering Equipment is capable of killing a Titan. But part of the preparation is to actually see the Titans and understand what humanity's greatest foe really looks like--a challenge more daunting than any written test...

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Stormbird Rising

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The Age of Titans

The Rise and Fall of the Great Hellenistic Navies

The Age of Titans

While we know a great deal about naval strategies in the classical Greek and later Roman periods, our understanding of the period in between--the Hellenistic Age--has never been as complete. However, thanks to new physical evidence discovered in the past half-century and the construction of Olympias, a full-scale working model of an Athenian trieres (trireme) by the Hellenic Navy during the 1980s, we now have new insights into the evolution of naval warfare following the death of Alexander the Great. In what has been described as an ancient naval arms race, the successors of Alexander produced the largest warships of antiquity, some as long as 400 feet carrying as many as 4000 rowers and 3000 marines. Vast, impressive, and elaborate, these warships "of larger form"--as described by Livy--were built not just to simply convey power but to secure specific strategic objectives. When these particular factors disappeared, this "Macedonian" model of naval power also faded away--that is, until Cleopatra and Mark Antony made one brief, extravagant attempt to reestablish it, an endeavor Octavian put an end to once and for all at the battle of Actium. Representing the fruits of more than thirty years of research, The Age of Titans provides the most vibrant account to date of Hellenistic naval warfare.

The Encyclopedia Britannica

The Encyclopedia Britannica