Now it is time for Spanish light cavalry armed with javelin (CL) to make their debut. While Maharbal was famous for leading Punic cavalry, his actual forces consisted of ragtag assemblage of allied troops, drawn from North Africa, Spain and among Roman allies.
Not much is known about Maharbals whereabouts and who he really was. He came into prominence during siege of Saguntum (219 BC) and was key commander in battles where Roman legions were decimated. There are little records of Maharbal’s demise. His contribution to Cannae (216 BC) is much debated and Polybius has no mention of his presence.
And at last, the Libyan reinforcements, or medium cavalry (CM), last remaining unit of the Basic Impetus army.
Next I will proceed to the remaining gauls, scutarii, javelin men, slingers and all the allied unpainted cavalry that has been piled in the queue.