Kit by Andrea
Hand Painted in St. Petersburg Russia.
The Battle of Zama was fought in 202 BC near Zama, now in Tunisia, and marked the end of the Second Punic War. The elephants opened the battle by charging the main Roman army. Due to the Roman focus on infantry and its discipline, war elephants were rarely used. The Romans eventually developed effective anti-elephant tactics, leading to Hannibal’s defeat at his final battle of Zama in 202 BC. The last and decisive battle of the Second Punic War, it effectively ended both Hannibal’s command of Carthaginian after utilizing 80 war elephants that were not fully trained.