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Hannibal Barca versus Gaius Flaminius: A Carthaginian army under Hannibal Barca lies in wait to ambush a Roman army under Flaminius. If the Roman army is pinned against the lake, will it fight more fiercely and repel the Carthaginians?
This is the first of a few Roman armies to be annihilated by Hannibal in the Second Punic War, each of them destroyed by brilliant tactical maneuvers and Roman impulsiveness. However, Hannibal’s victories were hollow as he did not win the war, outgeneraled strategically.
This battle was a perfectly executed ambush; Hannibal was able to take note of the daily mist from the lake and use it to completely surprise Flaminius. Even Roman legionnaires panicked in this situation and were slaughtered by the sudden striking power of the Carthaginian attack. The site Hannibal chose for the ambush ensured that if successful, the Roman army would be pinned against the lake and annihilated.
This is the second battle of Hannibal’s three-battle spotlight and is obviously the next logical tactical masterpiece of his to be animated. Unfortunately, the next logical tactical masterpiece, Cannae, has already been animated by the Discovery Channel.
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