Attila vs Rome at its peak

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Attila vs Rome at its peak

Post by TIBERIVS » 22 Aug 2002 22:49

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i saw this posted in another forum, unfortunatly i wasnt able to post a reply for some reason.Anyway....

The Huns invade Rome at its peak, against say.... Trajan. Who would have won,could Rome have defeated the Huns?Or would the Huns have defeated Rome?

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Post by Zachary » 22 Aug 2002 23:11

At that time the Romans were were stretched pretty thin. They had some troops in Mesopitamia, which they later withdrew to after Trajan died. So if the Huns invaded, say along the Germanic, Dacian frontier they would have had to withdraw earlier from Mesopitamia, though it would have mattered.
Maybe the Huns would have allied with Persia and Rome would have definately been crushed. You know how it was when Rome was against the Huns later. The cavalry against the infantry- the cavalry always won.
Interesting thread..
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Post by TIBERIVS » 23 Aug 2002 04:32

You make an excellent point,inspite of the massive financial resources Rome had at its disposal at the time, it would have been very difficult to get rid of the Hun threat.Carrhea was a perfect example of what will happen when you put infantry up against cavalry.However you forget that the Romans bought auxillary forces,they could have easily have bought off the Huns and caused an internal struggle amongst themselves.the Huns would have won on the battle pitch but,that those same Huns would have been hired by Rome within a matter of days.

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Post by Zachary » 23 Aug 2002 21:43

Look what happened to the Mogols. They were on the brink of taking over Europe when their leader dies. Maybe the Romans could have assassinated Attila or hired someone to do it which could have complety made the Huns turn against each other.
Also the Romans could ahve used the stirrup in battle which could have evened out the odds between them and the Huns.
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