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  Battle of Zama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of Zama by Cornelis Cort, 1567
The Battle of Zama, generally accepted to have been fought on or around October 19 of 202 BC, was the final and decisive battle of the Second Punic War.
Zama marked a reversal from typical battles of the Second Punic War in that the Romans had less infantry, while the Carthaginians — by the defection of the Numidians — were outnumbered 6,000 to 3,000 in cavalry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_Zama   (1259 words)

 The Battle of Zama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Battle of Zama in the summer of 202 BC marked the end of the power of the great Hannibal Barca.
Zama also marks the pinnacle in the career of the outstanding Roman general Publius Cornelius Scipio, whose reforms to the Roman army made him legendary.
If to Carthage the Battle of Zama meant the end of their empire, then to Rome it was also a significant event.
www.roman-empire.net /army/zama.html   (1259 words)

 The Battle of Zama
The Battle of Zama, 202 BC Scipio Africanus versus Hannibal
The battle opened with a cavalry clash on the flanks between Numidian mercenary cavalry on both sides, as well as Roman cavalry.
The Romans and Carthaginians met in a pitched battle in the middle of the field.
home.alltel.net /scottposs/zama.htm   (779 words)

 Zama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Zama, Kanagawa, a city of Kanagawa prefecture, Japan
Zama City is a hamlet in Alberta, Canada
Zama Lake is a large lake in northern Alberta, Canada
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Zama   (106 words)

 Roman Victories. Which Is Your Favorite? - Ancient Roman Empire Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It's forces were not concetrated at Zama, in fact the soldier's there were just survivors of past battles stationed in Sicily, Rome knew the risks too well to allow to be of a force to go against Hannibal, even if at the hand of Scipio.
The Battle of Zama was the final showdown between the Roman saviour Publius Cornelius Scipio and the fallen Hannibal.
I actually prefer the civil war battles, particularly the battle of Munda as it was the final battle of the civil war and it led to the end of the republic.
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 Battle of Zama
This is the second version of the Battle of Zama Rules.
The decisive battle was fought in Zama, in Northern Africa.
The battle, which had seemed to be going well for the Romans, was suddenly too close to call.
www.juniorgeneral.org /rome/zama2.html   (1346 words)

 Military Zone - British Council
More battles were won by Hannibal without elephants than with them, and against a skillful strategist, they were shown to be highly problematic.
The Battle of Zama in 202 BC between Carthage and Rome, where Hannibal came up against Scipio, one of Rome’s greatest military leaders, was a good example of these limitations.
This was a battle on a huge scale, with the two armies each numbering between 35,000 and 40,000 men and horses and Hannibal’s elephant troop of almost 100 animals.
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 Battles That Changed History
The battle of Waterloo was fought by the English forces and their allies, some 68,000 men under Arthur Wellesley (later the duke of Wellington), with 45,000 Prussians under Gebhard von Blücher against the French emperor Napoleon, with almost 72,000 men.
The battle of Britain was a series of air battles fought between the German air force, or Luftwaffe, and the British Royal Air Force, or RAF.
The ferocious 6-month battle for control of this tiny island 1,000 miles off the coast of Australia was fought on land, on sea, and in the air.
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 The Punic Wars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Having won the battle on the Trebbia river, Hannibal kept heading South, thus making the Roman Consuls and Senate believe that he was planning to attack Rome itself.
It should be remembered, however, that in the general medley of the battle he was one of the few to keep control of his nerves, and until the moment when the Northener Ducarius ran him through with his lance, he bravely tried to reorganize his men.
The battle continued for three hours, and 15,000 Roman soldiers who sought escape in the waters of the lake were killed.
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 Warhammer Historical Wargames   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Zama was the final great confrontation of the Second Punic War.
Behind the velites were the lines of hastati, principes, and triarii, with gaps between the maniples to allow the enemy elephants to pass through.
The rules and scenario are produced by Warhammer Historical Wargames, using the Warhammer Ancient Battles rule set and the forthcoming Hannibal and the Punic Wars supplement, authored by Allen Curtis.
www.warhammer-historical.com /events/battle-of-zama1.asp   (630 words)

 Battle of Zama (202 BC)
His brother Hasdrubal had followed his route across the Alps in 208 BC and there must have seemed to be hope.
But the two brothers had failed to join up and Hasdrubal¹s army was destroyed at the Battle of the Metaurus.
Zama appears to have been fought on a flat featureless plain.
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 Major Battles
The defeat at Cannae crippled the roman military, and caused the romans to fear Hannibal and cultivated an unwillingless to engage in major battles with him (the next major battle was over a decade later, at Zama).
Scipio and Hannibal met at the battle of Zama.
After the Battle of Actium, the Roman Republic was no longer a republic, rather it was an empire ruled by a single man. There were no very major battles, and an era of peace called the Pax Romana ensued.
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 Battle of Zama
In 202 BC, Hannibal learned that Publius Cornelius Scipio was devastating the area around Zama and left his base in Hadrumetum to confront him.
The flat plain was to be the future site of the Roman colony of Zama, and the battle was named for this colony 150 years after it happened.
The Carthaginians soon broke and the battle, and the Second Punic War, would soon be over.
www.unrv.com /empire/battle-of-zama.php   (1020 words)

 Describe A Battle - History Forum
I thought giving members a chance to give descriptions of some of their favorite battles would be a good way for others to get a good general idea of what went on in the battle.
As the whole battle was a hand-to-hand affair, the mercenaries at first prevailed by their courage and skill, wounding many of the Romans, but the latter still continued to advance, relying on their admirable order and on the superiority of their arms.
In this way they even threw the cohorts of the hastati into confusion, but the officers of the principes, seeing what was happening, brought up their ranks to assist, and now the greater number of the Carthaginians and their mercenaries were cut to pieces where they stood, either by themselves or by the hastati.
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 Zama And Cannae: Skills Of The Commanders - History Forum
Hannibals battle formation is as follows: A row of elephants in the front, followed by two lines a raw recruits, with the Italian veterans to the rear, and the Numidian Cavalry on the wings.
Hannibal won Cannae with his ingenius tactics, while Zama was won because the Roman Cavalry flanked the Carthaginian infantry.
Both battles saw the use of cavalry to as a major factor, but, as I have said many times, Cannae probably could have been won without cavalry while Zama could have only won with cavalry.
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 General Historical Topics 2 quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Taking place in 218 BCE and sharing its name with a battle in the same region that took place during the Revolutionary Wars (fought in 1799), this battle was fought between Captain Sempronius Longus (commanding the Roman army) and General Hannibal Barca (commanding the Carthaginian army).
Attila's attempt to defeat the Western Roman Empire culminated in 451 CE in a massive battle involving upwards of 100,000 men.
Theodoric was killed in the battle, but Aetius was able to secure victory against the hitherto invincible Hunnic hordes.
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=211860   (517 words)

 The Battle of Ilipa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Battle of Ilipa in 206 BC was in my opinon Scipio's masterpiece.
What is worth pointing out is that Scipio's battle order not only outwitted his opponent Hasdrubal, but also helped contain any potential trouble by the Spanish allies.
The Battle of Ilipa essentially decided which one of the two great powers would dominate Spain.
www.roman-empire.net /army/ilipa.html   (856 words)

 Rome: The Punic Wars
The battle had proven that Fabius was right all along to avoid direct battles, so the Romans went back to his strategy of waiting out Hannibal.
Hannibal was one of the great strategic generals in history; all during his war with Rome he never once lost a major battle, although he had lost a couple small skirmishes.
At Zama in northern Africa, Hannibal, fighting against Scipio and his army, met his first defeat.
www.wsu.edu:8080 /~dee/ROME/PUNICWAR.HTM   (1868 words)

 All Empires History Forum: Zama and Cannae: The Better Showing?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The battle at Zama was more of a contest of equals as Hannibal was an experienced and competent commander and Scipio had already proven his mettle by defeating Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal and effectively driving the Carthaginian force from italy.
Hannibal at Zama, in the sense that he outsmarted him, it doesn't mean at all Scipio was trying to.
Hannibal was fooled by anything at Zama, and may have used his inferior cavalry as a decoy to keep the battle an infantry slugfest, which was very clever.
www.allempires.com /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=39&PN=1   (8213 words)

 Battle of Zama
The Battle of Zama, 2nd Punic War, by Brian Palmer.
Battle of Zama during the 2nd Punic War between Rome and Hannibal, leader of the Carthage army, fought at Zama now part of Tunisia.
The second Punic War between Rome and Carthage was brought to a conclusion on the plains of Zama (modern Tunisia), with the Romans inflicting a crushing defeat on the army of Hannibal.
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 Battles of the Roman Republic
This was a crippling blow to the Romans, and eventually led to their total fear of Hannibal and unwillingness to engage him in open battle again until Zama.
The battle occurred in the desert at Zama.
On the morning of their battle, a thick fog covered the battlefield so that neither army could see the other.
oncampus.richmond.edu /academics/classics/students/dave/ROMAN/battles.html   (1139 words)

 Ancient Rome From the Earliest Times Down to 476 A.D By Robert F. Pennel (1890)- Chapter 16 from Nalanda Digital ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The next year another battle was fought near Baecula, resulting in the total defeat of the Carthaginians, who retreated to Gadus, in the southwestern part of Spain.
Nero returned south without delay, and the first intimation that Hannibal had of this battle was the sight of his brother's head thrown into the camp by the victorious foe.
The battle of Zama decided the fate of the West.
www.nalanda.nitc.ac.in /resources/english/etext-project/history/ancrome/chapter16.html   (1963 words)

 RPG Vault: Legion Arena Campaign Guide #3
Slitherine presents the Battle of Zama, where Hannibal and Scipio met to determine the fate of the ancient world
By 202 BC, the tide of the 2nd Punic War had swung strongly in favour of Rome, for at last, they had found a general who was the equal of Hannibal.
The scene was set, and on the 19th October 202 BC, the two armies came face to face on a broad flat plain, later renamed Zama; the result of the forthcoming battle would reshape world history.
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 Battle Bannockburn prints
On Palm Sunday 1306 Robert the Bruce raised the Royal Standard at Scone and in the presence of the Bishop of Glasgow, Moray and St. Andrews was crowned King of Scots.
Skillfully turning his mount away from the thrust of the Knight's deadly lance in one movement he swings his battle axe down upon his enemy's head with such force that the handle is shattered and the unfortunate attackers skull is split in two.
The Battle of Bannockburn 24th June 1314, fought in sight of Stirling Castle.
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 Battle of Trebbia (218 BC) - Fast and Easy Rules for Students
The battle was a disaster for the Romans.
There, at the battle of Zama, he was defeated and the Romans won the war.
A small force of Carthaginians under the command of Mago was concealed behind the Romans and attacked their rear.
www.juniorgeneral.org /rome/trebbia.html   (727 words)

 Technology Review: Emerging Technologies and their Impact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Museum visitors, then, are told that thermonuclear bombs and the battle elephants from the classical world are analogous examples of weapons systems that were regulated by the mutual agreement of warring groups.
Elephants saw centuries of use in warfare before and after the battle of Zama.
Indeed, comparisons can be made with Rome's situation in 202 B.C.E., after the battle of Zama gave it supremacy in the classical world.
www.technologyreview.com /read_article.aspx?id=14612&ch=biztech   (586 words)

 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Many of the big battles were at sea, since Carthage had an outstanding navy.
After every important battle won by Rome, the advantage was diminished by unintelligent generals or a hesitant and fearful Senate.
The Battle of Saguntum, which provoked the Second Punic War, started when the Saguntians travelled to Carthage to remind Hannibal of their pact to not cross the river Ebro.
www.ga.k12.pa.us /academics/MS/8th/romanhis/Forum/jeffa/battle.htm   (476 words)

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