In 218 BCE, a young Carthaginian general, Hannibal, led an army of mercenaries from North Africa to Rome, via the Alps. This is a complete historical guide to Hannibal’s Army, from the historical context and origins of the Carthaginian forces to the last battle at Zama and Hannibal’s subsequent period as a fugitive. This title covers: Carthage; The Punic Wars; The Barca Family; Hannibal’s First Campaigns – Saguntum; The Carthaginian Army; The Africans; The Spanish; The Gauls – uniforms of the Second Punic War; The Elephants; The March on Italy – Rome’s Plans; Crossing the Alps; Tesino, Trebia and Lake Trasimene – Cannae; The Greatest Victory in History; Hannibal’s Dilemma – Hannibal ad Portas; Zama – the Final Battle; and Life as a Fugitive.
HANNIBAL’S ARMY Carthage against Rome
As with the other titles in the “Historical Warriors” series, this edition includes: three-dimensional “situation” maps of the main battles and journeys; colour illustrations of weaponry, battle scenes, uniforms, etc; descriptions of the various cultures and nations that participated in Hannibal’s campaigns; and battlefield layouts for the battles of Zama, Lake Trasimeno, Cannae, etc.
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Hardback, 52 pages