Graham and myself commanded the passes with three legions. Simple really ... stop the Ogre!
Hannibal, (John) ... leading the Carthaginian invaders over the Alps and southwards. His aim? Smash the arch enemy and take the infernal City........ thus ending the war his father could not!
Imagine .......... if Hannibal had not outwitted his Roman foes?
Not able to hide his audatious approach to the northern extent of the enemies fledgling empire, he must debouch from the high passes and confront his rivals frontally.
His march has debilitated his army yet he can still assemble a formidable confederation of troops.
Gallic warriors lured onwards for promised spoils of Rome, old tales of their sacking told by elders through the generations, fearsome Numidians, Spaniards, impressive African heavy infantry and of course...........his surviving elephants.
No sublety here on this flank ....... bludgeon tactics are called for.
....and did they drive foward ! .... led by Libyan spearmen they crashed into the Roman Auxilliary infantry. The stuggle commenced.