PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME! WORST TOTAL WAR DLC!
This is, without a doubt, the worst DLC I have ever bought for Total War, and is the only one I regret so far. And that's saying a lot because I own every Total War game and 100% of their DLCs (With the exception of the new Spartan Campaign.)
Hannibal is supposed to be the feard barbarian leader of Carthage, who brought the fight to Rome and "taught Rome fear". In no way does the DLC make you feel this way. I restarted 3 seperate times and so far each time has been a total dissapointment.
Units in this DLC have not changed from the Grand Campaign. As far as I can tell, Hannibal is the only thing added. Carthage's hoplites are the stuff of legends... but the ones in the game are far from it. Play as Sparta, Athens, Mecedon, even Persia... you will experience the strength's and weaknesses of Hoplites. Carthage's hoplites in this campaign lack the fortitude to sell Girl Scout cookies. And the ELEPHANTS? After playing my other campaigns and factions, I have experienced the wrath of elephant units before. Devestating Cav that break lines and shred troops.... well, except the ones you use as Carthage in this campaign. The go berserk at the first sign of combat, and ultimately just do damage to your men. Seeing as Hannibal is riding them as a general unit, just consider yourself screwed.
Economically, the campaign is just bland. It's easier/more interesting to play Carthage on the Grand Campaign, and from there you can conquer the full map. Ultimately that's what this DLC campaign feels like: They took a partial section of the map, blew it up a little, and gave you the same ♥♥♥♥ty units they handed carthage in the first place.
I guess this campaign might be good if you like having smaller maps to dominate as Rome. Otherwise, just save your 15 dollars or buy something else, because you can just mod the grand campaign and have more fun. This was a waste and I wish I could get my money back.