Decisive Battles is a television show, which originally aired on History Channel, that depicted historic battles. It ran for thirteen episodes in mid-2004. The show used the game engine from Rome: Total War to present 3-D versions of the battles. The show was hosted by Matthew Settle, who usually traveled to the sites of the battle. Reruns of the show air on the History International channel and the Military History channel.
- Cannae (Hannibal's victory at the Battle of Cannae, 216 BC) – Aired on Friday, July 23, 2004
- Gaugamela (Alexander's victory over Darius III of Persia at the Battle of Gaugamela, 331 BC) – Aired on Friday, July 30
- Marathon (Battle of Marathon, 490 BC) – Aired on Friday, August 6
- Thermopylae (Battle of Thermopylae, 480 BC) – Aired on Friday, August 13
- Spartacus (selected battles of the Third Servile War, 73 to 71 BC) – Aired on Friday, August 20
- Attila the Hun (Battle of Chalons, AD 451) – Aired on Friday, August 27
- Crassus: Rich Man, Poor Man (Battle of Carrhae, 53 BC) – Aired on Friday, September 3
- The Gothic Invasion of Rome (Battle of Adrianople and the Sack of Rome AD 378 to 410) – Aired on Friday, September 10
- Hail Caesar! (Battle of Pharsalus, 48 BC) – Aired on Friday, September 24
- Birth of the Roman Empire (Battle of Cynoscephalae, 197 BC) – Aired on Friday, October 1
- Boudicca: Warrior Queen, AD 61 (Battle of Watling Street, AD 61) – Aired on Friday, October 8
- Ramses II (Battle of Kadesh, 1274 BC) – Aired on Friday, October 15
- Herman the German (Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, AD 9) – Aired on Friday, October 22
- Season 1 (Episode Guide) http://www.fancast.com/tv/Decisive-Battles/102041/episodes Retrieved 2009-07-26.
- John Gaudiosi, "Rome: First a Game, Now on TV," Wired (05.17.04).
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