In the second title of The Great Battles Series
, the player is in charge of the Carthaginian army, led by the great general Hannibal, against the Roman army during the Second Punic Wars, featured as the Campaign mode. 11 Battles are included - Bagradas, Trebbia, Lake Trasimene, Cannae (one of the biggest battles in ancient history), Baecula, Metaurus, Ilipa, Great Plains, Zama, Cynoscephalae and Magnesia.
The game is based on a board wargame, and so, plays as such. Each turn alternates between a number of generals, which can give a variable number of orders depending on his level. The battlefield is composed by several hexagons which can be occupied by a military unit composed by several soldiers. The winner is the first to reduce the rout points to 0 by forcing units to flee after taking heavy casualties or obliterating them completely.
- "Les Grandes Batailles d'Hannibal" -- French release
- "Hannibal: Die großen Schlachten der Antike" -- German Title
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This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Luis Silva (13306)
on Mar 16, 2006.