After the bloody, bitter First Punic War, Hanno Barca consecrates his son Hannibal to destroy Rome. Now grown, Hannibal Barca makes preparations to engineer war on his own terms, even if he has to bring elephants over the Alps in winter to do it.
Hannibal descends from the Alps into Italy and proceeds to outflank Rome at every turn — often literally. The early years of the war go well. But while he knows how to win a victory, does he know how to use it?