Great Battles Of Hannibal, The (PC, CD-ROM) Interactive Magic - 1997 USA, Canada Release

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Great Battles Of Hannibal, The
Packaging cover Great Battles Of Hannibal, The.
Product ID 07358-11102
Product UPC 707358111029
Platform(s) PC
Media CD-ROM
Copyright date 1997
Publisher(s) Interactive Magic
Category(s) Entertainment, Simulation, Wargame, Ancient Wargame
Country of Origin United States of America

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Command, capture, conquer.

Now is the time to strike.
Rome's numerous alliances are wearing thin, her allies are growing impatient with every new defeat. As the fearless, ruthless Hannibal of Carthage, you are the commander of 25,000 troops, who have sworn their allegiance to you in blood. With decisive victories, you will bring the Roman empire to its knees, and conquer what is rightfully yours.

Features:

  • Covers all of Hannibal's major campaigns and battles, from Spain to the gates of Rome.
  • Features 11 battles offering extensive variety.
  • Contains detailed artwork and accurate animated battle simulations true to Hannibal's era.
  • Soldiers, horses, chariots, and elephants are all animated in full detail when moving or engaging in battle.
  • Contains solo and easy multiplayer capabilities: Wage war against computer-controlled enemies or match wits with your friends over a modem, local area network or Internet connection.
  • Simple but effective campaign system.
  • Take command as the military genius, Hannibal of Carthage, or take the role of Publius Cornelius Scipio, Caius Claudius Nero and other Roman commanders to challenge the enduring legacy of Hannibal.
  • Free placement mode: Ability to modify forces under your control for "what if" scenarios.

Hannibal Barca
247-183 B.C.

After a bitter loss to the Roman Empire in the First Punic War, Hannibal Barca of Carthage realized he could not defeat the Roman army in his lifetime. And so he bequeathed this challenge to his eldest son, the military genius, Hannibal of Carthage.

Raised on the battlefields of the First Punic War, Hannibal was a warrior from birth. Unlike his impetuous brother Hasdrubal, who guarded Spain, and his brother Mago the entertainer, Hannibal was cunning, extremely brave, and always patient. He molded his multi-national, piecemeal army into a fierce, cohesive unit sworn to follow their commander's lead.

Although Hannibal is most known for his incredible journey across the Alps, his military achievements are equally impressive. Often out-numbered two to one, Hannibal's armies outwitted the Romans battle after battle, destroying eight consuls (160,000 troops) in just two years. As the wars raged on, Hannibal also became infamous for his ruthless and bloodthirsty methods of capturing towns and ransacking southern Italy.

In 207 B.C., while he had clearly won many battles, it soon became clear he had also failed to gain the allies needed to overcome Rome's vast supply of warriors. Without such support, Hannibal was forced back to Carthage. Long thereafter, when the Romans demanded his surrender, he escaped to Bithynia, where he died by poisoning.

Hannibal's legend lives on, however, in the hearts of Romans. It is a measure of fear his name inspired that long after he was dead, parents would tell their children to behave, or else Hannibal would come to get them in the night.

Baecula, 208 B.C.
Hasdrubal Barca vs. Scipio in a battle of maneuvering and skirmishing. The battle site was near modern Cordova.

The Trebbia, 218 B.C.
In the first major battle of the Second Punic War, Hannibal attacks 40,000 Romans under Consul Sempronius Longus.

Lake Trasimene, 217 B.C.
In a narrow pass, with overhanging cliffs, Hannibal ambushes a Roman army commanded by the headstrong Flaminius.

The Metaurus, 207 B.C.
Hasdrubal's final battle, and the beginning of the end for Hannibal, as Consuls Nero and Livius smash the Carthaginians.

Cannae, 216 B.C.
Hannibal vs. the largest army Rome has ever fielded- almost 80,000 men. Cannae is one of the greatest battles in history.

Ilipia, 206 B.C.
The climactic battle in Spain where Scipio with 48,000 men defeats 70,000 Carthaginians in a battle of brilliant maneuver.

Bagradas, 255 B.C.
The Cathaginians have hired a Spartan general, Xanthippus. He leads them against Consul Regulus and his Roman legions.

Great Plains, 203 B.C.
In the most sophisticated of Scipio's battles he defeats Hasdrubal Gisgo and Syphax on their home ground.

Zama, 202 B.C.
In one of the greatest battles in history, two Roman armies under P. Cornelius Scipio, face Hannibal's undefeated army.

Cynoscephalae, 197 B.C.
Considered the classic legion vs. phalanx battle, the armies of Consul Flaminus and Phillip V of Macedon meet in combat.

Magnesia, 190 B.C.
Antiochus the Great, ruler of the Seleucids vs. the Roman consular army fight for control of western Asia Minor.

The Great Battles Series from Interactive Magic.
Based on the exploits of history's greatest military commanders, the Great Battles Series brings ancient warfare to the computer age. Legendary armies step out of the pages of history and onto the battlefield to engage in mortal combat once again- this time under your command!

System Requirements

PC Windows 95
Required CPU Pentium 90
Required RAM 16MB
Required CD Speed 2X
Required Audio DirectX 3.0 Compatible
Supported Video SVGA 256 Color

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