Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Many Italians joined him, Quintus Fabius Maximus failed to defeat him and, in 211, Hasdrubal Barca arrived from Spain with reinforcements. In 210, Hannibal burned Rome. (The alert reader must notice when this timeline diverges from the one guarded by the Time Patrol.)
In the Patrol timeline, Publius Cornelius Scipio, commanding the Romans, lost at Ticinus and was nearly killed in the retreat but was rescued by his son, Scipio Africanus the Elder. Cornelius attacked the Carthaginians in Spain, thus cutting off Hannibal in Italy, then Africanus defeated Hannibal at Zama.
Neldorians intervened to kill the Scipios at Ticinus but the Patrol counterintervened, restoring the timeline. Roger II of Sicily also lost a battle but escaped in the Patrol timeline but died at that battle in an alternative timeline.