|Hannibal Barca was the most famous general of his age. At the Start of the 2nd Punic War, against all odds, he marched his army over two mountain ranges and took on the Roman Republic; the mightiest empire of the ancient world. He won famous victory after famous victory and campaigned in his enemies homeland for 15 years. Not for half a millennia would Rome be challenged by an external threat of the same magnitude.
This source book contains a complete historical overview of the period taking in the three wars that Rome fought with the North African City state of Carthage (264 BC to 148 BC) with a description of the forces involved.
Featured with in this book are detailed army lists for all the key protagonists:
* Punic Army (Wars 1-3)
* Republican Roman Army
* Early Gauls
Also included are maps and diagrams of key engagements such as Cannae, Lake Trasimene and Zama the last battle of the 2nd Punic war.
Hannibal artwork - Click for a larger image.The book also contains pages of colour photographs depicting the armies of this period.