Genre: Documentary, War, History
Premise: Featuring cutting-edge animation techniques and the expertise of military historians, this eight-episode series explores the strategies, tactics and weapons used by ancient commanders such as Hannibal, David, Caesar and Alexander.
S01, E08 (First Aired: May. 1, 2009)
A brilliant defensive strategy based on knowledge of the terrain, tough troops and a history-making runner are all elements of an outmatched Athenian army's victory over the Persians in the Battle of Marathon.
S01, E01 (First Aired: Mar. 9, 2009)
Carthaginian commander Hannibal accomplishes the unthinkable by marching an army complete with war elephants over the Alps, then annihilating Roman legions in three key battles by using the terrain, intimidation and his iron will.