Cannae 216 BC

Cannae 216 BC

Hannibal smashes Rome's Army

Campaign 36
  • Author: Mark Healy
  • Short code: CAM 36
  • Publication Date: 14 Oct 1994
  • ISBN: 9781855324701
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 96
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Cannae is rightly regarded as one of the greatest battles of military history. Hannibal's stratagem has become a model of the perfectly fought battle and is studied in detail at military academies around the world. At Cannae the Romans confronted Hannibal with an army of 80,000 infantry and 6,000 cavalry. Hannibal faced them with 40,000 foot and 10,000 horse. The engagement that followed was a masterpiece of battlefield control. By the end of the conflict the Romans had lost 47,500 infantry and 2,700 cavalry killed and a further 19,300 captured. Campaign 36 and Men-at-Arms 121 are also available in a single volume special edition as 'Hannibal's War with Rome'.

Biographical Note

Mark Healy was born in 1953. He has a Master's degree in Political Theology from Bristol University. He is by profession a schoolteacher and is head of the Humanities faculty in a large school in Somerset. He has written a number of Osprey titles including Elite 40 New Kingdom Egypt, and Campaign 16 Kursk 1943. He has a great interest in both the ancient and modern periods, is married with one son and lives in Dorset.

Contents

Introduction
The Opposing Leaders
The Opposing Armies
218: Ticinus and Trebbia
217: Lake Trasimene
217-216: The Fabian Strategy
The Approach to Cannae
The Battle of Cannae
Aftermath
Chronology
A Guide to Further Reading
The Battlefield Today
Wargaming Cannae

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