I've recently started a Carthaginian campaign. I've been playing RTW for 6 years or so (when it was released) but I had never tried VH/VH.
Happens that I just can't win against the Scipii: their infantry (mainly Hastati) is just no match for my Iberian Infantry.
I took advantage of their army besieging Syracusa to take Messana in Sicily but then I have always suffered huge losses against them.
I tried training some Rounded shield cavalry, but even if I sometimes manage to break the Hastati's formation, when my infantry gets to close combat with them, they will either rout or be cut in pieces.
What can I do to challenge the Romans ? What's more, the Brutii and the Julii are even sending more troops in Sicily. I barely can survive in Messana and there's no doubt that when they'll have taken it over I will loose Lilybaeum in the 3 or 4 following years.
On the other hand, I managed to take Carthago Nova in Spain but Spanish armies are also a big deal for me.
Has anyone here managed to complete a full campaign with Carthage in VH mode ?