280 B.C. Heraclea

Pyrrhus of Epirus fights Laevinus one of the Roman Consuls sent to deal with Pyrrhus. Poor Pyrrhus was one of the great Generals but due to losses in battles was worn down by the Romans seemingly inexhaustible ability to raise legions. A harbinger of the 1st and 2nd Punic War strategies of Rome that thru sheer attrition and violence would wear your army to the nub. No negotiation just conflict until you lost.

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