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Trebia River


The Battle of Trebia River was just one example of Hannibal defeating a much larger opponent by out-thinking them. The Romans charged ahead, without scouting the area, and it cost them.

Hannibal had kept his best cavalry hidden in the woods, and only had his infantry in the open. The Romans charged ahead and when they got close enough, Hannibal had his cavalry come out from the woods, attacking the Romans from three sides. The rout was on.


This win was Hannibal's first great victory of the 2nd Punic War and would most certainly not be his last.