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Hannibal, son of Hamilcar, a Roman soldier, and military leader. Born in 247 B.C., was raised in Carthage to be a soldier. Hannibal opposed to his father's archenemy. Hannibal’s job was to protect the city of Carthage. Even though Hannibal's mother was unknown, his father Hamilcar, a former military leader, taught Hannibal to be the brave and smart header he was. Hannibal has the smartest military genius in Carthage.

The first battle Hannibal had fought and won was the battle of Trebia. In this battle, Hannibal and his army quietly passed the Roman army into northern Italy, over the Alps. After two months, Hannibal was met by a Roman force at the Trebia River ,so he used his Cavalry to get his men across the river. Hannibal hid his men in
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In this battle, Hannibal has the advantage of choosing his battle ground and sends a message to the others by using his enemy. Hannibal moved his soldiers behind the hill leaving his tents where the Romans can see. The night before Hannibal had instructed his men to light fires on the hills, so that the Romans would believe that his forces were farther away than they actually were. Hannibal’s men were laid out in such way as to surround their enemies from all sides. All at once Hannibal gave orders for an attack. From the surrounding hills the Carthaginian cavalry and infantry came down with an impact, coming at the enemy army from all sides. The Romans did not even have time to draw up in their usual battle array, and were forced to fight in open order. The Carthaginians drove them on to the lake, where there was no escape.Many were driven to drown in the lake. An ancient tradition says that because of the blood, which for over three days filled the area, the name of the stream which crosses it was changed to Sanguineto - Blood River. And of course Hannibal's military genius leads him to victory. The battle of Trasimene was between Rome and …show more content…
The battle was between Rome and cannae. In the battle, Both sides put their cavalry on the flanks.Hannibal made two adjustments in his setup. His cavalry was superior to the Romans, especially on his left.Hannibal first moves as he drew up his army, by placing his light slingers and spearmen at the front. Behind them, he positioned his Celtic and Spanish swordsmen in a crescent in the center. On his left wing he stationed his Celtic and Spanish heavy cavalry, on the right he stationed his light Numidian cavalry.Hannibal put his most reliable (African) troops on the flanks and turned his center over to his less reliable Spanish and Gallic allies. The greater part of his cavalry under Hasdrubal was placed on the left wing and the light Numidian on the right. Both armies advanced against each other. The Romans drove in hard, using their superior infantry to best advantage. They had their velites fall back and ploughed into their foe with their heavy infantry.The Libyan infantry and cavalry of Hannibal's flanks stood fast, overlapped the Roman line, and in a rear encircling movement turned to pursue the victorious legionaries. A large body of cavalry now separated from the Carthaginian left wing and charged across the field of battle to the right wing, where it fell into the rear of the cavalry of the Roman allies. With these strategies, Hannibal has the last victory against Rome.

Hannibal's military genius lead him to win all Punic wars.

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