Cannae 216 BC: Hannibal smashes Rome's Army (Campaign) by Mark Healy

By Mark Healy

Osprey's research of the conflict of Canae (216 BC), that is considered as one of many maximum battles of army heritage. Hannibal's stratagem has turn into a version of the peerlessly fought conflict and is studied intimately at army academies around the globe. At Cannae the Romans faced Hannibal with a military of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Hannibal confronted them with 40,000 foot and 10,000 horse. The engagement that used to be a masterpiece of battlefield keep an eye on. through the top of the clash the Romans had misplaced 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and an extra 19,300 captured.

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It would seem his original intention had been to ma1·ch with this army westwards to block I [annibal from entering Italy by facing him in the pass by which he was crossing the 45 2 18: TICINUS AND TREBBIA Possible Routes for Hannibal's Army over the Alps - Hannibal's route over the Alps: Suggested by G. de Beer Suggested by J. F. Lazenby Suggested by P. __ ''"' Alps. But it was becomjng ever clearer that the mood among all the Celtic tribes of Cisalpine Gaul was becoming decidedly more hostile to Rome.

Secondly, a Roman army operating in northern Spain would also preclude Hasdrubal reinforcing his brother via the land route, which Hannibal had already made such efforts to protect. Returning forthwith to Pisa, Scipio sent word to the Senate of Hrumjbal's intentions. They inunediately recalled Sempronius from Sicily, and by prodigious efforts the consul managed to transfer his army to tJ1e eastern Adriatic pon of Ariminum (Rimini) by early December. Marching north-west to join Scipio, he anived during the second half of the month in time to participate in the Battle of the Trebbia.

A heavy mist had quite fortuitously for Hannibal arisen in the T T his coin, a doubleshekel, m ay represent Rami/car Barca, the father of Hannibal, who was night, severely restnctmg Roman visibility of rhe hillsides. Hannibal's forces, arraigned as they were along the hillsides belo·w which t he Romans were now marching, were thus completely hidden to Roman eyes. F laminius had negligently failed to provide himself with adequate reconnaissance of Hannibal's movements. g inian power in Spain. 7-5~o;_s_M_ile_s--,1Kml 54 217: LAKE TRASIMENE Hannibal's line of blocking light infantry did they realise that Hannibal's army was nor marching miles to their fore but present in force and drawn up for battle.

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