Sources for the Rise of Roman

Historical Web Sites

Has on-line versions of the various ancient texts:

Has on-line versions of the various ancient texts:

Carthage [Spanish]

Nice little site dedicated to Carthaginian history, including a nice picture of a Spanish Warrior and a Roman Legionary.

A gaming site with a couple of time lines:

Roman Time Line and Carthaginian Time Line

Wargaming Web Sites

Rob Smith’s Magna Graecia is a DBM campaign setting for the Wars for Sicily, 398 BC – 211 BC [broken link]

Looks good; haven’t used it. Love the maps in particular – I am determined to use them for something.

Richard Bodley Scott thinks Carthaginians are great under DBM.

Richard offers some sound advice and some interesting alternatives for using the Carthaginians in a DBM competition. Unfortunately Richard’s advice also highlights for me why DBM can’t simulate the Punic Wars.

The DBA Resource Page has a

Includes some nice shield illustrations along with some painting instructions.

Offers some dubious painting suggestions by a couple of contributors. .

Daniel Burkley offers a DBA scenario: Battle of Trebbia (218 BC).

A guy called Craig offers a variety of goodies

DBM 24 uses only 24 elements, making it cheaper and faster than the full game. Haven’t tried it yet, but I will.


Head, D. (1982). Armies of the Macedonian and Punic wars 359 BC to 146 BC. Wargames Research Group.

Kinder, H. and Hilgemann, W. (1964). The Penguin Atlas of World History Volume 1: From the beginning to the eve of the French Revolution (E. A. Menze Trans.). Penguin Books.

Livy. (1965). The War with Hannibal. Penguin.

Polybius. (1979). The Rise of the Roman Empire. Penguin.

Sekunda, N. (1996). Republican Roman Army 200-104 BC. Osprey.

Treviño, R. (1986). Rome’s Enemies (4): Spanish Armies 218 BC – 19 BC. Osprey.

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