Hannibal at the gates campaign

Hamilcar Barca, Hannibals father and a leader of Carthage, was a veteran of the first Punic war. New Roman Auxiliary units: Auxiliary Scutarii (Iberian melee infantry) These Iberians are more than able to serve Rome at the front of a battle line.

Scipio returned to Rome a hero, where he earned the name Africanus. This was the excuse Hannibal needed to reopen hostilities with Rome. There, he found many veterans of prior Roman defeats at the hands of Carthage, and through his inspiring presence and force of will, mustered a compact but highly-motivated force, poised to strike into Africa and the Carthaginian homelands.

New Playable Factions for Total War: rome II In addition to mighty Carthage and Rome, players can fight the 2nd Punic War as three new factions: the Arevaci, the Lusitani and Syracuse, each one featuring its own faction traits, characteristics, unique units and campaign start-position. Little did Hannibal know, this young Scipio would later become his nemesis. From the moment he commanded his first army, Scipio had not lost a single battle.

New Historical Battles: Hannibal at the Gates adds two new Historical Battles: the Battle of Cannae (216BC) and the Battle of Zama (202BC). Compact, focused Multiplayer Campaign: For those generals seeking a more rapid Multiplayer Campaign game, Hannibal at the Gates tighter geographic scope makes co-op or competitive 2-player campaigns more focused and faster than a full Grand Campaign. Mediterranean at the outbreak of the 2nd, punic, war, Hannibal at the, gates features a new campaign map focused on the period that brought the ancient-world superpowers of, rome and, carthage to all-out war.

After many adventures (and several further defeats Hannibal took his own life by poison. Hannibal piled victory upon victory as he forged his way south through Italy. Scipio had achieved the foothold he needed to ultimately conquer Iberia. Syracuse Picked Hoplites (elite hoplites, also available to Athens) The cream of citizen hoplites to proudly defend their city from invasion.

Rome, fearing what was beginning to look like an ominous resurgence in Carthaginian power, formed an alliance with the city of Saguntum on Iberias eastern coast. Syracuse The city-state of Syracuse is renowned throughout the ancient world as a centre for culture and science.

Dropping you into the, western, mediterranean at the outbreak of the 2nd, punic, war, Hannibal at the, gates features a new campaign map focused on the period that brought the ancient-world superpowers of, rome and, carthage to all-out war. Celtiberian Cavalry (melee cavalry) A versatile cavalry strike force when commanded by a skilled general.

After his father drowned in battle and his brother was later assassinated, command of the Carthaginian army fell to Hannibal. The Second Punic War had begun. Trebia, Trasimene, Cannae; these battles would live on in infamy for Rome.

After a protracted and bloody infantry conflict, the Roman cavalry returned to strike the Carthaginian line in the rear. New Roman Auxiliary units Auxiliary Scutarii (Iberian melee infantry) These Iberians are more than able to serve Rome at the front of a battle line.

Direct Link Here (Right-click to download) The major powers of the time, Rome and Carthage, begin at loggerheads but with a number of key regions and client states under their control. He flung all 80 of his elephants at the Roman front lines, but Scipio was ready for such a gambit. By the time he reached the Rhone, he was down to 38,000 men and 8,000 mounted troops, including 37 elephants. You enter the war as Carthage or Rome, command the noble Hellenic city-state of Syracuse, or, for the first time in rome II, play an Iberian faction as the Arevaci or the Lusitani.

DirectX:.0c Hard Drive: 35 GB HD space Additional: Screen Resolution - 1024x768 Recommended OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8 Processor: 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor (or greater) Memory: 4GB RAM Graphics: 1024 MB DirectX 11 compatible graphics card. Hannibal and Scipio met on the plains to negotiate peace between Rome and Carthage, but no consensus could be met over terms. The tide was turning heavily in Romes favour, and Carthage knew.