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By John T. Kuehn Ph.D.

ISBN-10: 1121141161

ISBN-13: 9781121141162

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This conscientiously researched e-book offers an operational point research of ecu battle from 1792 to 1815 that comes with the strategies, operations, and technique of significant conflicts of the time.

• Integrates themes as various as naval struggle, maneuver conflict, compound struggle, and counterinsurgency

• Covers significant campaigns throughout the French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars that mirror parts of operational art

• contains brief biographies of key figures that aid upload intensity to readers' knowing of the avid gamers at the back of the battles

• offers a chronology of significant campaigns of the Napoleonic Wars

• makes use of smooth versions to check campaigns of the period

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49 Charles planned to try to defend along the Tagliamento River line (see map 6). Bonaparte further divided his force, using the mountain-fighting Masséna and his division on his left flank to threaten the Austrian line of communication to Carinthia 36 Napoleonic Warfare through the great pass at Tarvis. Many small rearguard engagements occurred along the route of the two primary columns, and Charles was driven steadily backward, never adequately establishing a defense that could not be outflanked.

He gathered up the division from the third column (General Meszaros) near Mantua after slipping reinforcements and supplies into that fortress and then withdrew rapidly up the valley of the Adige to Roveredo. In addition to the losses sustained by Quasdanovitch, he had suffered only about 3,000 total losses (including prisoners taken during his retreat). He still had the bulk of his army intact, if somewhat rattled by the Corsican prodigy’s rapid maneuvers and propensity for engagement. 42 Meanwhile, in Paris, the Directory chased events in the field, first directing Moreau to advance to relieve the pressure on Bonaparte, and then, hearing of Würmser’s repulse, directing Bonaparte to attack toward the Tyrol to relieve pressure on the northernmost French army under Jourdan being pressed by Archduke Charles.

This term stands for “court war council” and represented a sort of political-military general staff. 31 Additionally, Austrian artillery, while not as standardized and light as the French, was only a little less well served—although the Austrians were not as adept as the French in moving their guns up close to support the infantry at the point of attack as the French were. Austrian regular infantry was composed primarily of the many storied imperial regiments known to history as the Kaiserliche (German for imperial).

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