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Warlord Games Hail Caesar Epic Battles The Punic Wars 11991002

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Expected release date is Jul 14th 2024

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Warlord Games Hail Caesar Epic Battles The Punic Wars 11991002 Launch Collection. Dive right into the Epic Battles action with the Punic Wars Launch Collection. Alongside the Hannibal battle set which contains everything you need to get playing Hail Caesar Epic Battles, you'll also find commanders and casualties for both Carthaginians and Romans to enhance your tabletop experience, and a box of the mighty Carthaginian War Elephants - who doesn't love elephants? 
Full Bundle Contents:
Hannibal battle-set
Carthaginian War Elephants
Republican Roman commanders
Republican Roman casualty markers
Carthaginian Commanders
Carthaginian casualty markers
2x Poor Perished Pachyderm (Hail Caesar Epic Battles Pre-order exclusive model) 

Warlord Games specializes in miniature wargames that recreate famous battles and military campaigns throughout history. Their flagship game, "Bolt Action," set during World War II, allows players to command forces in realistic and strategic battles. Other popular titles include "Black Powder," which covers the Napoleonic Wars, and "Hail Caesar," focusing on ancient battles. Warlord Games is renowned for its attention to historical detail and high-quality miniatures. The games offer a rich, immersive experience with extensive rules that appeal to history enthusiasts and strategy gamers alike. The ability to paint and customize miniatures adds an extra layer of engagement, making each game a unique and personal experience. The Punic Wars, a series of three conflicts between Rome and Carthage from 264 BCE to 146 BCE, were pivotal in establishing Rome’s dominance in the Mediterranean region. These wars were marked by immense military strategies, formidable leaders, and significant territorial changes. 

The First Punic War (264-241 BCE) began over a dispute in Sicily, where Rome sought to curb Carthaginian influence. It was primarily a naval conflict, leading to the development of Rome's navy. Rome eventually triumphed, forcing Carthage to cede Sicily and pay a substantial indemnity.

The Second Punic War (218-201 BCE) is renowned for the Carthaginian general Hannibal’s audacious campaign. Hannibal famously crossed the Alps with war elephants, bringing the fight to the Roman heartland. His victories at battles such as Cannae showcased his tactical brilliance, but he was unable to secure a decisive victory. The tide turned when Roman general Scipio Africanus attacked Carthage, leading to the Battle of Zama in 202 BCE. Scipio’s victory forced Carthage to surrender and sign a peace treaty, drastically reducing its power.

The Third Punic War (149-146 BCE) saw Rome decisively eliminating the Carthaginian threat. Rome, wary of Carthage’s recovery, launched a siege on the city itself. After three years of brutal fighting, Carthage was destroyed, its inhabitants sold into slavery, and its territory annexed as the Roman province of Africa.

The Punic Wars had far-reaching consequences. They marked the rise of Rome as a preeminent power in the Mediterranean, expanded its territories, and led to profound social and economic changes. The destruction of Carthage also served as a stern warning to other rivals of Roman might and ambition. These wars exemplify the intense rivalry and dramatic shifts in power that characterized the ancient world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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