Author: Nic Fields; Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere
Company: Osprey Publishing
Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders. Hannibal, however, was ready and waiting for Flaminius, having set a masterful ambush in the early morning mist. The tumultuous clash at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's greatest commanders thanks to his use of innovative tactics, including the first recorded use of a turning movement. The Romans would not send another major army to confront him until the battle of Cannae in 216 BC. This new study, based on recent archaeological work on the battlefield itself, tells the full story of one of Hannibal's greatest victories with the help of maps, illustrations, and stunning colour artwork.
Lake Trasimene 217 BC documents the battle from the time Hannibal came down out of the Alps, touches on the battles of the Ticinus and the Trebbia Nov-Dec 218 BC. Then to the time period between the Trebbia and Lake Trasimene Dec 218 BC- June 217 BC and finally to the battle itself June 217 BC and it's aftermath.