Fear of Rome was at some times, the only thing left to keep the barbarians at bay. However promising a lightly defended border may look, Rome's neighbors would think twice when remembering the price of angering the the Empire. But as time passed and her soldiers victories became more hard won, Rome's rich territories began to look more appetizing. Concept Art by Milek
Romans at the Battle of Cannae. Having recovered from their losses at Trebia (218 BC) and Lake Trasimene (217 BC), the Romans decided to engage Hannibal at Cannae, with roughly 86,000 Roman and allied troops. The Romans massed their heavy infantry in a deeper formation than usual while Hannibal utilized the double-envelopment tactic. This was so successful that the Roman army was effectively destroyed as a fighting force.
CESAR+EN+BRITANNIA.. - ANNEE 54 av JC: Bretons, Eburons et Trévires, 2) 2° eXPEDITION EN BRETAGNE, 3: Sur une rivière, la cavalerie romaine repousse celle ennemie et les chars bretons, puis se retirant dans les bois, les Bretons perdent leurs retranchements face à la 7° légion formée en tortue et fuient. César préfère ne pas les poursuivre, ne connaissant pas le pays, et fortifie son camp.