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The story of The Carthaginian Empire is a mixture of both opportunism and an idea I’d had in my head for a very long time. I’d been thinking of a way to produce an Alternative History story that placed Britain rather than the Mediterranean at the centre of the Ancient World.



Carthaginian Empire #1

by David Bowman

The Carthaginian explorer Hanno left the Mediterranean to sail south. Instead the grandmother of all storms has pushed him north. His small fleet of war galleys, battered, crews exhausted, supplies depleted...


Carthaginian Empire #2

by David Bowman

Hanno has made friends with the local tribe even married the chief's daughter but can he get home? He needs to repair his ships but his tools don't work so well on the local oak. Can he turn this to his advantage?...


Carthaginian Empire #3

by David Bowman

Carthage has a trick nobody else has realized. Their ships are mass produced. English oak is stronger than any timber available in the Mediterranean. Could this be turned to Carthage's advantage? Would an oak...


Carthaginian Empire #4

by David Bowman

One sorry for himself Athenian philosopher and mathematician. Exiled from Athens on pain of death. Banned from teaching. But for Carthage he holds a key. His theories could lead to a navigation system that will...


Carthaginian Empire #5

by David Bowman

Hanno's grandson has a problem. Carthage wants control of Sicily. So does Athens. Only the port of Syracuse holds out against Carthage's ambitions. But it has held out for four long years. Carthage is sick of...

Handro's Fleet

Carthaginian Empire #6

by David Bowman

Sparta and Athens are fighting again. But which one does Carthage want to win? Sparta's fleet is small and resents no real threat at sea. Her army is large and superb. Athens' fleets control the eastern Med....

Handro and Athens

Carthaginian Empire #7

by David Bowman

Athens has been humbled on the battle field. Her army broken, her fleets destroyed. But Athens herself is untouched. Handro takes his chance. His orders are to humiliate but not sack the city the inhabitants...

Nemea and Coronae

Carthaginian Empire #8

by David Bowman

After ten years of bitter war, finally the combined armies of Sparta and Carthage under their charismatic leaders Lysander and Handro have the chance to put an end to the struggles between the Greek city states....

Return to Athens

Carthaginian Empire #9

by David Bowman

Handro and the forces of Carthage have won the battles but the other cities of Greece have closed their gates to him and his Spartan allies. The Spartans have stormed Corinth and reduced it to rubble. Handro...


Carthaginian Empire #10

by David Bowman

Handro is taking a well earned sabbatical, a chance to rest in Athens, now captured. One night a slight sound disturbs him. The spreading wetness by his side tells him his sleeping companion has been murdered....


Carthaginian Empire #11

by David Bowman

After the failed assassination time Handro must act. But has Lysander truly decided to change sides? Why send a Theban? If Sparta has changed sides what to do with the Spartan garrison troops in Athens. Why...

Macedonean Rebellion

Carthaginian Empire #12

by David Bowman

Phillip would be king of Macedonia if the Carthaginians hadn't arrived. Now he must lead a last desperate rebellion against the overlords from across the sea. Is it still his destiny to rule or has Carthage...

Desert Rats

Carthaginian Empire #13

by David Bowman

Unsettled by the Persian advances into Africa from Egypt and feeling threatened by the increased Persian military presence along the East Coast of the Mediterranean from the Dardanelles all the way to the borders...


Carthaginian Empire #14

by David Bowman

Having conquered Egypt it is time for the hard bitten and experienced army of Carthage to move north up the coast. First the city of Tyre stands in their way and if they can subdue the fabled island citadel...


Carthaginian Empire #15

by David Bowman

When two mighty empires meet history dictates that only one will stand. Persia covers more land area than all of Carthage's territory. Carthage controls the Mediterranean and its wealth from shore to distant...


Carthaginian Empire #16

by David Bowman

Over several years the armies of Carthage and Rome have fought each other to bloody stalemate. Neither can gain a decisive advantage. On the sea Carthage's fleet reigns supreme and the tiny Roman navy is no...

The galley

Carthaginian Empire #17

by David Bowman

There is an important secret to the way the Carthaginians build their galleys. Each is identical to all of the others. They are built to a standard design and each piece is marked. You can take one apart and...

Bay of Naples

Carthaginian Empire #18

by David Bowman

With the Roman fleet at the bottom of the Mediterranean and Hannibal's mercenary army marauding down the east coast of Italy Rome are up against it. When the entire Roman army is butchered at the battle of Cannae...

Crucify Them!

Carthaginian Empire #19

by David Bowman

Seventy years ago the might of Carthage was brought to bear on the city of Rome. Now as Carthage focuses on troubles further abroad Rome sees the chance to rebel, the final chance to win back their freedom and...

Caesar Free

Carthaginian Empire #20

by David Bowman

The tribes of Gaul have been a thorn in the side of Carthage for far too long. Penned in by Carthaginian occupied Spain to the West, Britain to the North, Italy to the East and the even wilder tribes in across...

Caesar Victorious

Carthaginian Empire #21

by David Bowman

At the hilltop fortress of Alesia, Vercingetorix leads a desperate force of Gaulish warriors in a last stand against a Carthaginian army led by the Roman Julius Caesar. With other tribes surrounding him Caesar...

European Union

Carthaginian Empire #22

by David Bowman

All of Europe west of the river Rhine lies under the hand of Carthage. Ruled jointly from the south, Carthage itself, and north, Mai Dain in Britain, the empire appears to be at peace. There are three firebrands...


Carthaginian Empire #23

by David Bowman

Fed up with the constant raids across the frontier, the river Rhine, into his otherwise peaceful province of Gaul, Hansro, its governor finally convinces the regional government in Mai Dan to take action. So...


Carthaginian Empire #24

by David Bowman

Nine years ago Hansro led his punitive expeditions against the tribes west of the Rhine. Now the Emperor is on the scene and his huge army is intent on crushing the Goths once and for all. As the campaign starts,...

Pax Cathaga

Carthaginian Empire #25

by David Bowman

Now, one hundred and thirty years after the bloody massacres that heralded the birth of Pax Carthaga there are mutterings of discontent within the vast empire. One man rules form Carthage, his deputy from Mai...

The Parthians

Carthaginian Empire #26

by David Bowman

With the installation of a new dynasty and the end of the civil war, Carthage hopes to rebuild the peace it had prospered in for so long. Sensing weakness, others have different ideas. Suddenly the brave yeomen...

Hannibal's Crusade

Carthaginian Empire #27

by David Bowman

The Parthians dealt a bitter blow to the military elite of Carthage. Now Hannibal II will lead a punitive expedition across the Danube and after an epic trek will assail the wild bowmen from the east. This time...

Trade Not War

Carthaginian Empire #28

by David Bowman

Their borders secure once more Hannibal II returns in triumph to his home city. As the soldiers of the army are released back into civilian life it is now trade that dominates the agenda.

It is 152AD and Pax...

Viking Raid

Carthaginian Empire #29

by David Bowman

After generations of peace the increasingly violent raids against her northern provinces cause Carthage to raise her battle standards once more. The Scandinavian tribes are bringing misery to Britain and the...

England Prospers

Carthaginian Empire #30

by David Bowman

Pushing north the Carthaginian forces have conquered Denmark. The Angles, the Saxons and the Franks have been overrun. The galleys of the Carthaginian fleet control the seas from Spain to Denmark. Protected...

Cold Water,Cold Land

Carthaginian Empire #31

by David Bowman

To stop the raids on their northern frontiers a punitive fleet is sent north to punish the remaining Viking tribes. Off the cape of Jutland the Carthaginian galleys finally find the Norse long ship is a formidable...

Cold Revenge

Carthaginian Empire #32

by David Bowman

Forty years earlier the Vikings sent a fleet of Carthaginian galleys to the bottom of the North Sea, and left the bones of a Carthaginian army to whiten in the snows of Finland. It may have taken forty years...

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