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Robert Carroll
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I have played games/scenarios covering the Battle of Cannae and I am interested in more--much more. Here are the following games that I have found that cover the battle on BGG (either the whole game is dedicated to the battle or it contains a scenario(s) covering the battle):

SPQR (Deluxe Edition)
Four Battles of the Ancient World
Ancient Battles Deluxe Expansion Kit 1: Elephants at War
Ancients I
Commands & Colors: Ancients
Hannibal and the Punic Wars
Piquet: Archon II
Cannae
Don't Mess with Hannibal
Cannae
Hoplita

Are there more? If so, please add.

Also, which ones are the best?

Thanks.
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Lost Battles, see also AARs for Cannae on the Lost Battles wiki page on BGG
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ThomasAH wrote:


Great recommendation. Keep'em coming . . .
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Not a tactical treatment, but The Rise of the Roman Republic contains a scenario ('Thunderbolt') on the operations leading up to the battle of Cannae. It begins in 218 BC with Hannibal just having crossed the Alps and ends in 216 BC.
The Carthaginians must establish a base in Italy and control as many provinces as possible. The Romans will continually raise new legions, and eventually will be tempted to use their superior numbers in a huge battle. The scenario also highlights the difficulty Hannibal would have had when besieging Rome, as this ties down a large portion of his army and gives the Romans free hand to reconquer other cities.
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Nap16 wrote:
I have played games/scenarios covering the Battle of Cannae and I am interested in more--much more.

Battleground Historical Warfare: Second Punic War 218-201 BC + Battleground Historical Warfare: Second Punic War 218-201 BC Reinforcements (that contains, along with more units, the scenario booklet with Cannae).
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Iskandir wrote:
Not a tactical treatment, but The Rise of the Roman Republic contains a scenario ('Thunderbolt') on the operations leading up to the battle of Cannae. It begins in 218 BC with Hannibal just having crossed the Alps and ends in 216 BC.
The Carthaginians must establish a base in Italy and control as many provinces as possible. The Romans will continually raise new legions, and eventually will be tempted to use their superior numbers in a huge battle. The scenario also highlights the difficulty Hannibal would have had when besieging Rome, as this ties down a large portion of his army and gives the Romans free hand to reconquer other cities.

However, mobility in that scenario is a huge problem. I have yet to see Hannibal get as far south as the historical location of Cannae in this one...
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Paolo Robino wrote:
Nap16 wrote:
I have played games/scenarios covering the Battle of Cannae and I am interested in more--much more.

Battleground Historical Warfare: Second Punic War 218-201 BC + Battleground Historical Warfare: Second Punic War 218-201 BC Reinforcements (that contains, along with more units, the scenario booklet with Cannae).


Excellent addition. I need to play that scenario again. Thanks.
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My first Cannae experience.
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Re: Battle of Cannae Recommendations: Roman?
'moi' shall "recommend" you PLAY as the: Carthaginian whistle
 
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