Hannibal built his infantry in the form of a crescent, facing the enemy convex side. In the center he placed his Iberians and Gauls. On both flanks, drawn back, the Libyans were located, is considered the best part of the Carthaginian infantry. Iberskaya and Gallic cavalry standing by the river in the extreme left wing and the right wing were numidyane. Battle, as usual, started the clash lightly, then in the case entered the main force. Roman infantry all his weight fell on the enemy's center, which is under its terrible pressure began to cave in, so that the convex line of the Carthaginian front began to turn into a concave. As Romans wedged deeper into the enemy, their column is compressed laterally and stretched in length. Before the Carthaginian center was broken, Hannibal signaled Libyan infantry, which struck with renewed strength in the flanks of the Romans.
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