The Battle of Cannae was a true rarity in conflict, a victory of annihilation. Hannibal, outnumbered as usual, broke with the conventional methods of deployment to deliver one of the worst defeats in the history of the Roman Empire.
There were ‘done things’ with tactical engagement back then and Hannibal realised the Romans would do them so he decided not to. His army was weaker in number so why fight the battle the larger army...
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