By Duncan B Campbell
Siege equipment first seemed within the West in the course of the Carthaginian invasion of Sicily within the late-5th century BC, within the kind of siege towers and battering rams. After a 50-year hiatus those guns of conflict re-appeared within the Macedonian armies of Philip II and Alexander the good, a interval that observed the peak in their improvement within the historic international. The event of battle with either the Carthaginians in the course of the later-3rd century BC, and Philip V of Macedon through the early-2nd century BC, eventually triggered the creation of the siege tower and the battering ram to the Roman arsenal. This identify lines the advance and use of those guns around the complete of this era.