Hannibal of Carthage’s drawn out campaigns against Rome are the sort of thing that leads to academics getting over-excited and dipping tweed elbows in spilled ale. Assuming you’re not a mad history buff, you’ll still find plenty of interest in this nine minute look at battle gameplay from Total War: Rome II. There’s plenty of galley action of course; ever since The Creative Assembly started in on boats it’s never really looked back. Watch the glorious evening sun set over sparkling waves as two ancient civilizations beat the snot out of each other for your gratification. This is living. Rome II is expected in 2013.