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  List of battles 1400 BC-600 AD
Battle of Himera[?] The Carthaginians under Hamilcar are defeated by the Greeks of Sicily, led by Gelon[?] of Syracuse.
Battle of Herdonia[?] Hannibal destroys the Roman army of the praetor Gnaeus Fulvius.
Battle of Asculum (89 BC)[?] The Roman army of C. Pompeius Strabo decisively defeats the rebels in the Social War.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1124 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Before the battle alarm had been spread in the camp of Pyrrhus, by the report that the consul Decius intended, like his father and grand­father, to devote himself to death and the army of the enemy to destruction.
As to the result of the battle of Asculum, it is differently stated by different writers.
Hierony-mus of Cardia related that Pyrrhus gained a victory, Dionysius represented it as a drawn battle, and the Roman annalists claimed the victory for the Romans.
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 Hellenistic World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Alexander defeated Darius III at the battle of Gaugamela (or Arbela).
331/330 -- Alexander I of Epirus was defeated at the battle of Pandosia.
Ptolemy V was defeated at the battle of Panion.
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 Second Punic War - Military History Wiki
Battle of the Silarus - Hannibal destroys the army of the Roman praetor M. Centenius Penula.
Battle of Herdonia - Hannibal destroys the Roman army of the praetor Gnaeus Fulvius.
Battle of the Upper Baetis - Publius and Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio are killed in battle with the Carthaginians under Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal
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 War elephant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Elephants used by Egyptians at the battle of Raphia in 217 BC were smaller than their Asian counterparts, but that did not guarantee victory for Antiochus III the Great of Syria.
From the battle of Heraclea (280 BC, Macedonian Wars) to the famous march across the Alps by Hannibal during the Second Punic war, elephants terrified the Roman legions.
In battle, War elephants were usually deployed in the centre of the line, where they could be useful to prevent a charge or start one of their own.
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 Battles: Battle of Asculum :: 0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games
The battle of Asculum was the second battle fought between Pyrrhos (Pyrrhus) of Epirus and the Romans, this time under the command of Consuls P.
By the time of the battle of Asculum the power of the Roman Republic was just beginning to expand out of the confines of Latinum in Central Italy.
While the Epeirote-Allied army had won the battle the loss of men and even worse good and able officers was so great that Pyrrhos was to have said “If we defeat the Romans in one more such battle, we shall be completely ruined” it is from this saying that we get the term Pyrrhic victory.
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 Battle of Asculum (279 BC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This battle is set within the Romano-Tarantine conflict, to control the Magna Graecia.
On the first day, Pyrrhus' cavalry and elephants were blocked by the woods and hills where the battle was fought, however, the Italic units he mixed to his phalanx fought well.
A narrow Epirotic victory, it is this battle which gave rise to the phrase "Pyrrhic victory," meaning a victory so costly that the victors do not gain much.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Asculum   (620 words)

 Pyrrhus, Greece, ancient history
A year later Pyrrhus again defeated the Romans at the battle of Asculum.
In 275 BC he was defeated by the Romans at the battle of Beneventum, and returned to Greece with only one-third of his original force.
Pyrrhus was also involved with battles in Greece, and extended his kingdom into parts of Macedonia and Thessaly.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/history/ancient/pyrrhus.htm   (351 words)

 Battle of Asculum (209 BC) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Asculum was fought in 209 BC between Hannibal's Carthaginian army, and a Roman force.
While the battle itself proved indecisive, Marcellus was soon recalled to Rome on charges of bad generalship.
This article about a battle or war of Ancient Roman history is a stub.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Asculum_(209_BC)   (132 words)

 Chronology of Greek History After the Peloponnesian War
Athenians and Boeotians were defeated by Sparta under Agesilaus II at the battle of Coronea.
The Persian fleet under the Athenian Conon defeated the Spartan navy at the battle of Cnidus.
(Wmter) Dionysius I was defeated by Carthage at the battle of Cronium.
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 Battle of Asculum
The Battle of Asculum took place in 279 BC between the Romans under the command of consul Publius Decius Mus and the combined Tarantine, Oscan, Samnites, and Epiriotic forces, under the command of king Pyrrhus of Epirus.
This battle is set within the Rome-Taranto conflict, to control the Magna Graecia.
This battle was the second encounter between an Alexandrian, phalanx-based army and the Roman legion.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/History/Battles/Asculum279.html   (516 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 842 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
279, when Fabricius again served as legate, and shared in the- defeat at the battle" of Asculum, in which he is said to have received a wound.
The victories which Pyrrhus had previously gained were purchased so dearly, that he was unwilling to risk another battle against the Romans, especially when commanded by Fabricius ; the Romans too, who were anxious to recover their dominion over their allies who had revolted, were no less eager for a conclusion of the war.
The generosity with which Fabricius and his colleague sent back to the king the traitor who had offered to poison him, afforded a fair pretext for opening a negotiation ; and so opportunely did this event occur, that Niebuhr conjectures that it was a preconcerted plan.
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 Historic battles, I just can't win! - The Guild
The only battles I've won are those set battles that I'm not in the middle of, well, ambush, ambush and more ambushes.
The battle of Asculum was only battle that I've had success because I was not out numbered at the beginning, not in an disadvantaged terrian, and not being flanked either.
The battle of Carrhae and The battle of Cynoscephalae were the two toughest battles.
forums.totalwar.org /vb/showthread.php?t=44130   (729 words)

 Battle of Asculum (279 BC)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
His elephants won him the day there by panicking the Roman horse and he marched almost to the gates of the Eternal City before withdrawing to his base at Tarentum.
Estimates of their numbers vary but they were probably about equal at around 40,000 men each.
To simulate day one of the battle, the Roman player can place 6 pieces of marsh or similar bad going anywhere on the board.
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 Pyrrhus of Epirus
In wars of the diadochi Pyrrhus fought beside his brother-in-law Demetrius I of Macedon in battle of Ipsus (301 BC).
Due to his superior cavalry and his elephants he defeated the Romans in battle of Heraclea under their consul Publius Valerius Laevinus in 280 BC.
When a battle occurred at Oeneadae between Philip, brother of Cassander, and Aeacides, Aeacides was wounded and shortly after met his fate.
www.mlahanas.de /Greeks/Bios/PyrrhusEpirus.html   (2885 words)

 Roman Timeline of the 3rd Century BC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
255 BC Battle of Bagradas in Africa, in which the invading Roman army under M. Regulus was virtually destroyed by the Carthaginians under the mercenary leader Xanthippus, a Spartan.
203 BC King Syphax of Numidia is defeated and captured in the battle of Cirta.
202 BC Scipio defeats Hannibal at the Battle of Zama.
www.unrv.com /empire/roman-timeline-3rd-century.php   (1273 words)

 Total War Center! - The Unofficial Total War Page
Every time that I play out a battle or go inside to tour one of the many cities of my empire, I gasp at the graphical beauty that is implemented on this game.
You actually feel that you are part of the battle when you zoom in to see what is happening and who's beating up who.
There are also ten historical battles that you can choose from and are not part of the imperial campaign.
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A land battle in the 1st Punic War in which a Carthaginian army under the command
Actually it were three battles, fought within a period of two weeks.
Alexandria fell in 30; Egypt was annexed by Rome.
www.zum.de /whkmla/sat/wb/ant/romerep/romanrepbattles.html   (493 words)

 Outlines of Roman History, Chapter 12
Battle of Heraclea (B..—The first battle between the Italian and Greek soldiers occurred at Heraclea, not far from Tarentum.
Battle of Asculum (B.C..—In southern Italy, Pyrrhus received the support of the Greek cities, of the Bruttians, the Lucanians, and even the Samnites.
The battle of Asculum was a repetition of Heraclea.
www.forumromanum.org /history/morey12.html   (1576 words)

 Ancient Greek Battles
362 BC Battle of Mantinea (2 of 3)
209 BC Battle of Lamia - 2nd Battle
207 BC Battle of Mantinea (3 of 3)
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 Battles :: 0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
These battles are remembered because they held some special quality, like changing the course of history, making one man's career, or a great tragedy.
These battles are not as well-known as some of the more famous ones but are nevertheless just as important.
Ending with the first battles between rival claimants to the title 'Successor of Rome' as well the controversial battle of Badon Hill, which brought peace for 70 years.
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 SCC Forums > The historical battles of RTW   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
I'm more interested in the custom battles, and would like to know all the ones that are even speculated as being included.
This leads me to believe that, though your list is indeed newer than this information provided by CA, the information i have is provided by CA publicly, and that until the time right before the release date comes out, this list will undergo constant changes.
Sep 1 2004, 04:08 PM Yeah....they already got the provinces on the campaign map a while ago....right after demo was released, and I believe they told some sources the provinces before the demo.
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 The Ultimate Taranto - American History Information Guide and Reference
In 338 BC, during the Battle of Manduria, the Spartan and Tarantine armies were defeated in front of the walls of Manduria (nowadays in province of Taranto), and Archidamus was killed.
The battle of Heraclea was won by Pyrrhus, but the casualties were very high.
With the fall of Napoleon and the defeat of Joachim Murat at the battle of Tolentino, Southern Italy, and Taranto, returned under Bourbons rule, forming the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
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 History Forum > Pyrrhus of Epirus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The battle made no progress as the Romans returned to their camp to await the next day, while Pyrrhus' men slept on the swampy ground.
All I am saying is that the consuls P. Dentius Mus and P. Sulpicius Saverrio were the consuls at the Battle of Asculum and that is from a hefty amount of sources besides those three.
While the hoplites were confident in making holes in the enemies battleline from the very relative safety of their shield and long spear, the legionaries tried to render the shield unusable and then close the distance, hacking and trusting.
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 Some Great Military Blunders
However, each victory got harder and harder - after the battle of Asculum he noted, "Another such victory and we shall be ruined." It was Beneventum that proved his ruin.
He also left the battle before it was over, which caused his troops to panic and flee.
At the height of the Battle of Balaclava, an order was sent to the British Light Cavalry to enter a valley lined with riflemen and take the heavy artillery batteries situated at its end.
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 Bloodiest Battles in History - World Affairs Board
I think that the battle of Chalons should be taken off the list though.
All three battles against Persia by Alexander should be on the list, as well as the Battle of Platea, the Battle of Salamis, the Battle of Zama, Utica(more of a Massacre then a battle), et al.
Battle of Catalunia, between The Huns and The Romans.
www.worldaffairsboard.com /showthread.php?t=7866   (1280 words)

 A Warhammer Ancient Battles Site
The battle at Beneventum has been less well described than the battle of Asculum or Heraclea.
Here follows a scenario to play this battle and the result of a battle we played using this scenario.
The combined Epirote and Tarantine phalanx (100 models of phalanx) was in the centre facing the bulk of the Roman maniples.
www.home.zonnet.nl /richardevers2000/beneventumscenario.htm   (1274 words)

 Plutarch's Life of Pyrrhus
It is reported that at his going off he looked back upon the island, and said to those about him, "How brave a field of war do we leave, my friends, for the Romans and Carthaginians to fight in," which, as he then conjectured, fell out indeed not long after/6/.
[31] Pyrrhus having thus offered, as it were, a sacrifice to the ghost of his son, and fought a glorious battle in honor of his obsequies, and having vented much of his pain in action against the enemy, marched away to Argos.
And having intelligence that Antigonus was already in possession of the high grounds, he encamped about Nauplia, and the next day dispatched a herald to Antigonus, calling him a villain, and challenging him to descend into the plain field and fight with him for the kingdom.
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 The Return of Patriarchy | The New America Foundation
It mattered that your warriors were fierce and valiant in battle; it mattered more that there were lots of them.
That was the lesson King Pyrrhus learned in the third century B.C., when he marched his Greek armies into the Italian peninsula and tried to take on the Romans.
Hopelessly outnumbered, Pyrrhus went on to lose the war, and Greece, after falling into a long era of population decline, eventually became a looted colony of Rome.
www.newamerica.net /publications/articles/2006/the_return_of_patriarchy   (2529 words)

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