Roman Legionary vs Carthaginian Warrior: Second Punic War 217-206 BC (Osprey Combat 35)КНИГИ » ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ
Название: Roman Legionary vs Carthaginian Warrior: Second Punic War 217-206 BC (Osprey Combat 35) Издательство: Osprey Publishing Год: 2018 Формат: True PDF Страниц: 81 Размер: 23 Mb Язык: English
The peace that followed the First Punic War was shallow and fractious, with the resumption of hostilities in 218 BC sparked by Carthaginian expansion in Iberia seeing Rome suffer some of the worst defeats in her entire history. The Carthaginian army was a composite affair primarily made up of a number of levies from Africa and around the Mediterranean augmented by mercenaries and allies, and these troops crushed the Roman heavy infantry maniples in a series of battles across Southern Europe. Improvements made to their military, however, would see Roman revenge visited on Hannibal in full measure by Scipio, who would beat him at his own game and bring Roman legions to the gates of Carthage itself.