Decisive Battles

Decisive Battles

2004 - 2008, War, History, Other
Matthew Settle is host to this documentary series that presents historic battles in 3D.

Episode Guide

  • Decisive Battles - Chalons (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:


  • Decisive Battles - Herman the German (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Herman the German

    Rome loses all of its territory east of the Rhine.

  • Decisive Battles - Ramses II (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Ramses II

    Kadesh is the oldest recorded battle which can be accurately reconstructed.

  • Decisive Battles - Boudicca: Warrior Queen (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Boudicca: Warrior Queen

    The battle of Watling St. ends British resistance to the Roman occupation.

  • Decisive Battles - Birth of the Roman Empire (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Birth of the Roman Empire

    The battle of Cynoscephalae removes Rome's last rival for power in the Mediterranean.

  • Decisive Battles - Hail Caesar! (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Hail Caesar!

    Julius Caesar and Pompey face each other at Pharsalus, Greece.

  • Decisive Battles - The Gothic Invasion of Rome (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    The Gothic Invasion of Rome

    Roman legions try to stop Goth tribes from crossing the Danube in search of land.

  • Decisive Battles - Crassus: Rich Man, Poor Man (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Crassus: Rich Man, Poor Man

    After letting Roman legions march deep into the desert, the Parthians encircle and annihilate them.

  • Decisive Battles - Attila the Hun (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Attila the Hun

    Gen. Aetius gathers a ragtag army together to stop the fearsome Attila the Hun from invading Rome.

  • Decisive Battles - Spartacus and the Slave Revolt (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Spartacus and the Slave Revolt

    The gladiator Spartacus leads a revolt of slaves against their Roman masters.

  • Decisive Battles - Marathon (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:


    The Battle of Marathon halts Persian westward expansion.

  • Decisive Battles - Cannae (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:


    Hannibal inflicts the greatest ever defeat on the forces of Rome.

  • Decisive Battles - Gaugamela (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:


    Alexander the Great wrests control of the Persian Empire from Darius III.

  • Decisive Battles - Thermopylae (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:


    Greek Spartans die to the last man rather than surrender.