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 Battle of the Trebia
Trebia, battle of, late December 218 BC Hannibal's first major victory of the Second Punic War, the first of his three great battles.
On an initial inspection, the plain west of the Trebia was an ideal Roman battleground, free of major obstacles.
Hannibal formed his 20,000 heavy infantry into a thin line in the middle of his line, with the Gauls in the middle and the Libyans and Spanish on their flanks, with his 10,000 cavalry split evenly between the two wings, and of course Mago's 2,000 men hidden to the Roman rear.
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 US Bazaar.com : Encyclopedia Pages : Battle of the Trebia
The Battle of the Trebia (or Trebbia) was the first major battle of the Second Punic War, fought between the Carthaginian forces of Hannibal and the Roman Republic in 218 BC.
Sempronius arranged his army in the standard Roman three-line formation, throwing out the velites (Roman skirmish infantry) to the front, and placing the cavalry on the flanks, while the Gallic warriors, who were allied to Rome, were placed on the left of the legions.
This battle is featured in the demo of videogame Rome: Total War as well as being a historical battle in the full game itself.
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 Battle of Cannae   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of Cannae was a major battle of the Second Punic War, taking place on Tuesday, August 2, 216 BC near the town of Cannae in Apulia in southeast Italy.
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Hannibal's double envelopement at the Battle of Cannae is; often viewed as one of the greatest battlefield manoeuvers in history, and is cited as the first successful use of the pincer movement within the Western world, to be recorded in detail.
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 Battle of the Trebia information - Search.com
The Battle of the Trebia (or Trebbia) was the first major battle of the Second Punic War, fought between the Carthaginian forces of Hannibal and the Roman Republic in 218 BC.
Sempronius arranged his army in the standard Roman three-line formation, throwing out the velites (Roman skirmish infantry) to the front, and placing the cavalry on the flanks, while the Gallic warriors, who were allied to Rome, were placed on the left of the legions.
Battle of the Trebia, courtesy of The Department of History, United States Military Academy.
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 Fredohebshalom.org Alfred Ohebshalom Faramarz Fred Ohebshalom Fred Shalom
He crossed this stream, and finding that he could not go any further, on account of the torturing pain to which it put him to be moved, he halted his army, marked out an encampment, threw up fortifications around it, and prepared to make a stand.
Sempronius attributed Scipio's reluctance to give battle to the dejection of mind and discouragement produced by his wound, or to a feeling of envy lest he, Sempronius, should have the honor of conquering the Carthaginians, while he himself was helpless in his tent.
The poor elephants, that is, all that were left of them from previous battles and exposures, sank down under this intense cold and died.
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 The Young Carthaginian by G. A. Henty: Chapter XIII: The Battle of the Trebia
Crossing the Trebia partly by ford and partly by swimming, the Carthaginian horse rode up to the palisade surrounding the Roman camp, where, with insulting shouts and the hurling of their javelins, they aroused the Roman soldiers from their slumber.
Many were drowned in trying to swim the Trebia, and only the legion which had remained to guard the camp, the broken remains of the cavalry, and the body which had escaped from Piacenza remained of the fifty thousand men whom Sempronius commanded.
The genius of Hannibal was shown not only in the plan of battle and the disposition of his troops, but in the perfection with which they were handled, in the movements which he had himself invented and taught them, and the marvellous discipline with which he had inculcated them.
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 Battle of the Trebia - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Battle of the Trebia (or Trebbia) was a battle of the Second Punic War fought between the Carthaginian forces of Hannibal and the Roman Republic in 218 BC.
Hannibal's force was camped across the frozen Trebbia River (flowing from the Alps), near Piacenza.
Battle of the Trebia (http://www.rickard.karoo.net/articles/battles_trebia.html)fr:Bataille de la Trébie
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 Roman to Julian Conversion: Analysis AUC 536 = 218 BC
While the Roman civil date of Trebia is not known, Livy 21.57 states that the consul Ti.
Further, Polybius 3.70.3 notes that one reason Sempronius was eager to bring Hannibal to battle is that he wanted to ensure that the glory of victory should be his, before the consuls-designate could enter into office.
Hence the battle of Trebia is not a useful chronological datum.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the battle failed to decide the outcome of the war in favour of Carthage, it is today regarded as one of the greatest tactical feats in military history.
Hannibal's double envelopement at the Battle of Cannae is often viewed as one of the greatest battlefield manoeuvers in history, and is cited as the first successful use of the pincer movement within the Western world, to be recorded in detail.
Hans Delbrück's seminal study of the battle had a profound influence on subsequent German military theorists, in particular, the Chief of the German General Staff, Alfred Graf von Schlieffen (whose eponymously-titled "Schlieffen Plan" was inspired by Hannibal's double envelopment manoeuver).
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 A Warhammer Ancient Battles Site
Every battle we played was a snapshot of some of the events that occurred, when Hannibal left Spain until he fought his first major battle against the Romans in Italy.
The first battle at the river Ticinus between the Romans and the Carthaginians was played, and the last day, the battle at the River Trebia was fought as a double.
The skirmish battle went in favour of the Carthaginian force, but the counterattack by the Cisalpine Gauls was a disaster for the Celts.
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 Battle of the Trebia Information
The Battle of the Trebia (or Trebbia) was the first major battle of the Second Punic War, fought between the Carthaginian forces of Hannibal and the Roman Republic in 218 BC.
He positioned 1,000 light infantry as skirmishing line, and behind them, he placed the main battle line of 20,000 infantry of African, Spanish, Gallic, and Celtic infantry, with 10,000 cavalry and some fifteen elephants split between the two flanks.
Sempronius arranged his army in the standard Roman three-line formation, throwing out the velites (Roman skirmish infantry) to the front, and placing the cavalry on the flanks, while the Gallic warriors, who were allied to Rome, were placed on the left of the legions.
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 Second Punic War - Military History Wiki
The Romans tried to attack him while he was still unready, but he defeated them in a skirmish at the river Ticinus, and then again at the Battle of Trebia, where both the Roman consuls were killed along with a quarter of their forces.
Hasdrubal was defeated and killed at the Battle of the Metaurus River (207).
August 2 - Battle of Cannae - Hannibal destroys the Roman army led by Lucius Aemilius Paullus and Publius Terentius Varro in what is considered one of the great masterpieces of the tactical art.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 336 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A body of 4000 horse, who had been sent to the support of Flaminius, under C. Centenius, were also intercepted, and the whole of them cut to pieces or made prisoners.
25.) Hannibal's treatment of the cap­tives on this occasion, as well as after the battle of the Trebia, was marked by the same policy on which he afterwards uniformly acted: the Roman citizens alone were retained as prisoners, while their Italian allies Were dismissed without ransom to their re­spective homes.
By this means he hoped to ex­cite the nations of Italy against their Roman masters, and to place himself in the position of the leader of a national movement rather than that of a foreign invader.
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 Great river battle at Trebia - The Guild
As the battle starts, go to your main force and group your general, 60 man sbc and both skirmishers and send them to the forest on your right.
The battle is very fun and really shows how damaging your skirmishers can be and you can really destroy the rome army in a new and i think easier way.
Then when the romans reach the base of the hill your men are on, charge your foot soldier down to engage and similtaniously mob the enemy general to the rear with your cavalry...
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 Battle of Mons Graupius at AllExperts
After many years of avoiding the fight, the Caledonians were forced to join battle when the Romans marched on the main granaries of the Caledonians, just as they had been filled from the harvest.
Following this final battle, it was proclaimed that Agricola had finally subdued all the tribes of Britain.
That Agricola won the battle but failed to neutralise the threat to Roman security in the north of Britain had serious consequences for the remainder of the period of occupation.
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 Zweiter Punischer Krieg
The rest of the Roman legions followed him but they didn´t interfered; too big was the humilitation of the preceded battles.
In the summer of 216 BC was it ready; an army of 80.000 legionaries came to a battle field near Cannae to be faced with the Cartagian one what had only the half, 40.000 men.
The planning and layout of the battle, the summoning of the veterans as reserve showed one more time Hannibal´s strategiacal genius, but his instrumen was imperfect and cracked.
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 Appian's History of Rome: The War against Hannibal
When battle was joined the horses of the Romans, terrified by the sight and smell of the elephants, broke and fled.
Flaminius, seeing the enemy's camp in the early morning, delayed a little to let his men rest from their toilsome march and to fortify his camp, after which he led them straightway to battle, although they were still weary with night-watches and hard labor.
Caught between the mountain and the lake and the enemy (for the ambush suddenly appeared everywhere), he lost his own life, and 20,000 men were slain with him.
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 G. A. Henty : The Young Carthaginian : Chapter XIV: The Battle of Lake Trasimene
The words recurred to Malchus as he sat in his tent by the side of his father's body on the night after the battle of the Trebia, and a deep bitterness mingled with his sorrow.
As soon as the battle was over Hannibal despatched Maharbal with his division of the army in pursuit of the six thousand who had escaped, and, overtaking them next morning at Perugia, Maharbal forced them to surrender.
Hannibal has been blamed for not advancing against Rome after the battle of Lake Trasimene; but he knew that he could not hope to subdue that city so long as she was surrounded by faithful allies.
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 The War in Italy
The first main battle of the Second Punic war was the Battle of the Trebia.
Hannibal, taking advantage of his Gallic spies, concealed 1000 light infantry and 1000 cavalry in the streambeds of the Trebia in the cover of the night, an ambush for the Romans.
Another very famous battle was the battle of Cannae.
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 Second Punic War: 218-202 BC
Scipio encountered Hannibal in a few battles including the first major battle, the Battle of Lake Trebia, in which Hannibal severely routed the Romans.
The Battle of Lake Trasimene resulted in a slaughter of a Roman army in which approximately 30,000 Romans, including Flaminius, were killed.
In this battle the Roman cavalry quickly routed the Carthaginian cavalry and then attacked the rear of their infantry, similar to Hannibal's strategy in the Battle of Cannae.
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