The Battle of Ilipa 206 B.C.E. - History of Scipio Africanus and The Punic Wars
DOWNLOAD THE FREE PODCAST EPISODES https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/f... or for Android users: http://fphistory.libsyn.com Scipio - known to history as Scipio Africanus was one of the greatest generals in all time. He was Rome's...
Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 1/5)
In 216 BC, at Cannae, the genius of Hannibal Barca was matched against the raw power of Rome's legions. 120,000 men would take part in this colossal clash of titans and make it one of the most studied and emulated battles of antiquity. We...
Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 2/5)
Hannibal has shattered every Roman army in his path. In response the senate summoned a monster to slay the Punic foe. The beast they called upon would be the largest combined force ever assembled by Rome so far. The equivalent of 16 legions...
Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 4/5)
Despite losing their top commanders, the Roman heavy infantrymen press forward. Hannibal and his soldiers must hold back this juggernaut at all cost... if they fail, all is lost! Documentary Sources: "The Ghosts of Cannae" by Robert L. O'Connell...
Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 3/5)
The sun rises, shining on the red flag of battle flying over the Roman camp... Tens of thousands of hooves and boots pound the war drums! Soldiers, now is your hour of valor! Documentary Sources: "The Ghosts of Cannae" by Robert L. O'Connell...
Total War History: Battle of Cannae (Part 5/5)
Tactically the battle has been decided... but the killing has only just begun! We will now have to consider just how the Romans, who still significantly outnumbered their opponents, were massacred so one-sidedly. (Scene of Cannae in military...
The Battle of Lake Trasimene
As Hannibal passed Lake Trasimene, he came to a place very suitable for an ambush, and hearing that Flaminius had broken camp and was pursuing him, made preparations for the impending battle. To the north was a series of heavily forested...
The Battle of Zama - Cavalry Charge
The Battle of Zama (202 BCE). Scipio and Hannibal rearrange their troops in a single line and battle remains stalemate until Roman cavalry returns and attacks Hannibal's infantry at the rear.
Map of Hannibals Route into Italy
Hannibal's route into Italy in the Second Punic war.
Battle of Cannae - Destruction of the Roman Army
Map of the Battle of Cannae showing how Hannibal encircles and defeats the Roman army.