|Originally posted by emperor_stylianos|
I think I am the only person who thinks that Hannibal wasn't much of a great commander. He just took advantage of the fact that the Roman commanders were pampered grown men grown fat on food and wine who only told their army to go and kill the other guy.
I think you are simply not very knowledgeable about what you are speakig of. All Roman Counsuls and praetors had to have combat experience to be elected to their positions. Many fought personally and bravely in battle themselves.