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Hannibal Barca of Carthaginian

Discussion in 'Soldiers of Fortune' started by sololobo, Nov 29, 2018.

  1. sololobo

    sololobo Well-Known Member

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    Hannibal of Carthage is my de-facto favorite hero of ancient times. The Roman scourge. A man who killed 80 thousand Romans in one day! More men were killed with spears and swords than all of the Vietnam war in ONE day! He was a strategic, operational, and tactical genius. So, I was intrigued when I saw a character named Hannibal in Aristeia. Then, when I read his card and tactics I was like, "Did CB create a character off of Hannibal Barca?!" Because, the current why Hannibal plays sure seems like he is a tactical genius on the game board. :)

    Only CB staff will know this answer.

    And, I know the Infinity game has a few characters that hearken back to ancient times in the faction called Aleph. And, I'm thinking Aleph is the one in charge of Aristeia fluff wise. But, I haven't had the chance to read all the fluff yet.
     
  2. treiral

    treiral Midnight poster

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    The cigar, the "I love it when a plan comes together" tagline, Merc team leader position. I think he's actually a reference to John 'Hannibal' Smith, from the A-Team TV-Show.
     
  3. tartopom

    tartopom Active Member
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    tartopom Active Member
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  5. tartopom

    tartopom Active Member
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    Sorry admins, I screwed up. And I can't find how to edit or delete my posts. Feel free to clear the thread.
     
  6. sololobo

    sololobo Well-Known Member

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    @treiral

    "It all makes sense now" lol Ah man, I was so betting I had that one right! Whelp, I'm hoping CB will one day release a model after the famed general. :)

    @tartopom

    You are so right! I finally found some content on youtube that isn't CB discussing the game and they were discussing the announcers and the hilarity ensued.
     
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    At some point, when we started to work on Aristeia! Project, the Development Team was called The Aristeia! Team, The A-Team. With that joke in mind, we couldn't get out John "Hannibal" Smith when developing that Leader Profile for a bunch of Mercs who has to deal with a crazy mind like Massacre. So we decided to homage one of our childhood heroes.

    :wink:
     
  8. sololobo

    sololobo Well-Known Member

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    That is just too damn awesome!!! That is all :)
     
  9. knlghth00d

    knlghth00d KNlGHTH00D
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    Love the fact that CB just makes stuff which is straight up cool and fun!
     
  10. -V-

    -V- A! Team member
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    Thank you! We do our best!

    :wink:
     
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  11. Stompburger

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    Good news though - John 'Hannibal' Smith is named after Hannibal of Carthage, so in a way you are right after all! :smile:

    From wikipedia:
    "Smith takes his name from the famous military commander and strategist, as alluded to by B. A. Baracus in the same episode; various items of tie-in literature for the series commented that just as the original Hannibal had led the elephants over the Alps, this Hannibal had led his men over the wall of Fort Bragg after they were wrongly arrested."
     
  12. AdmiralJCJF

    AdmiralJCJF Heart of the Hyperpower
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    Came here to make this point, am glad that someone beat me to it.