The Battle of Tunis, also known as the Battle of Bagrades, between the Roman Republic and Carthage occurred in the spring of 255 BCE during the First Punic War. The battle ended in a decisive Carthaginian victory. ~ art by Igor Dzis
A republican legion set up in its three ranks during the post-Camillan reforms. The three ranks in a Manipular Legion were the Hastati ( in front ), Principes ( in middle ), and Triarii ( at the back ).
Celtic warriors with war chariots assault the Roman position at the battle of Watling Street. The chariots were excellent skirmish vehicles used to cover ground and shower their enemy with light spears.
Naval battle between the Romans and Carthaginians, 260 BC. ~ the bridge has two huge spikes on the end that is dropped onto the enemy ship. The spikes were shaped like a birds beaks. The bridge with the spikes was called a 'Corvus' or crow.
Aftermath of the battle of cynocesphalae 197 BC. The level of slaughter was high on the slope that the Macedonian phalanx held. Both sides contested this ground fiercely but the Roman infantry prevailed using their short swords with gruesome effect.