Hannibal in Italy Experimental

This list is intended to represent Hannibals army in Italy during the 2nd Punic war. It is designed specifically as an opponent for my Roman list, but as it consists of standard units and introduces no new rules it should work equally well against any other army.

The changes from the list in A2 consist mainly of a slight reduction in light commands, rearanging which units are in the core, altering the WB to be more consistent with their role in Hannibals army and removing some troop types which were not present in sufficient numbers in Italy to justify their inclusion.

Era: Age of Empires   Hannibal in Italy Experimental CR: H: 5 L: 3   BP: 2 Init: 5
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
2 PH African Elite Infantry Key 8(1)1 +2 Spears 16
1 WB Celts/Iberians Key 5(1)3 +1 Various 9
1 HC Spanish/Celts Key 4(0)0 +1 Various 10
1 LC Numidians   2(0)0 +1 Various 7
5 WB Celts/Iberians * # Key 5(1)3 +1 Various 9
5 FT Spanish/Italian Allies** # Key 6(1)1 +1 Various 8
3 HC Spanish/Celts Key 4(0)0 +1 Various 10
3 LC Numidians   2(0)0 +1 Various 7
2 SI Balearics   3(1)2 +2 Slings 2
6 SI Spanish/Celts/Africans   3(1)2 +2 Javelins 2


Core: 1 GR

Bonus: (Max: 3 ) 2 GR, 1 SH, 1 W, 1 RG


Core: 97 Bonus: 152

*BP4 Move 6". Not subject to Obligatory Charge.

**Spanish and Italian Allies are HI. They may be based as LHI but with 2 sections per unit instead of 1 section. Regardless of their basing, these units are heavy infantry (FT) for all purposes. The basing variants are merely added as an accommodation to permit those players with Spanish or Italian armies to use figures from those armies here.

# One WB unit (of either type) must be purchased for every Spanish/Italian Allies FT unit purchased.

List Author: Boudicca