The Napoleonic Wars: Downfall (1809 – 1814)
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The Napoleonic Wars: Downfall (1809 – 1814)

This compilation of our Napoleonic Wars series covers the period from 1809 to the Emperor’s abdication in 1814. Along the way we encounter the horrors of the French occupation of Spain and Portugal, Napoleon’s disastrous invasion of Russia, and the great struggle for German in 1813. The series concludes with arguably Napoleon’s finest campaign – […]
Wellington’s Triumph: Vitoria 1813
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Wellington’s Triumph: Vitoria 1813

In May 1813, as Napoleon launches a desperate bid to save his empire following the disastrous defeat in Russia, the situation in Spain is particularly precarious. French forces have been weakened to make up for the enormous losses in Russia. But Wellington’s Anglo-Portuguese army, as well as the Spanish guerrillas, are stronger than ever. Wellington’s […]
Napoleon’s Marshals, Ranked (All Parts)
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Napoleon’s Marshals, Ranked (All Parts)

In 1804 Napoleon created 18 ‘Marshals of the Empire’, to serve as the senior officers of the Grande Armée. He created a further 8 before his abdication in 1814. A few were aristocrats, but others were the sons of shopkeepers or tailors. The most favoured became princes and kings. Among their ranks were legendary figures […]
Napoleon’s Marshals: Berthier, Lannes, Davout.
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Napoleon’s Marshals: Berthier, Lannes, Davout.

In 1804 Napoleon created 18 ‘Marshals of the Empire’, to serve as the senior officers of the Grande Armée. He created a further 8 before his abdication. A few were aristocrats, but others were the sons of shopkeepers or tailors. The most favoured became princes and kings. Among their ranks were legendary figures such as […]
Napoleon’s Marshals: Suchet, Ney, Soult.
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Napoleon’s Marshals: Suchet, Ney, Soult.

👕 Buy Manga Marshals mugs and stickers, as well as EHTV t-shirts & hoodies here… In 1804 Napoleon created 18 ‘Marshals of the Empire’, to serve as the senior officers of the Grande Armée. He created a further 8 before his abdication. A few were aristocrats, but others were the sons of shopkeepers or tailors. […]
Napoleon in Russia ALL PARTS
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Napoleon in Russia ALL PARTS

In 1812 Napoleon invaded Russia with the largest army Europe had ever seen, composed of troops from France as well as Poland, Germany, Italy and several other allied states. The campaign that followed saw the Russians use scorched earth tactics to deny the enemy supplies, while Napoleon advanced further and further into Russia, searching in […]
Napoleon Endgame: France 1814
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Napoleon Endgame: France 1814

Following his defeat in the giant Battle of Leipzig (Oct 1813), Napoleon’s final defeat seemed only a matter of time. But when Coalition armies crossed the Rhine and invaded France, Napoleon – outnumbered 4 to 1 -began one of the most daring and brilliant campaigns in military history. However Napoleon’s hope that his victories would […]
Napoleon 1813: Battle of the Nations
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Napoleon 1813: Battle of the Nations

In October 1813 Napoleon faced the combined might of the Sixth Coalition (Russia, Austria, Prussia, Sweden) near Leipzig, in what would prove to be the decisive battle of his career. Outnumbered, virtually encircled, Napoleon opted for a high-risk strategy of striking against Schwarzenberg’s Army of Bohemia, before the other Coalition armies could come to his […]
Napoleon 1813: The Road to Leipzig
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Napoleon 1813: The Road to Leipzig

In 1813, following his disastrous invasion of Russia, Napoleon faced a desperate battle to save his empire. His enemies were gaining in strength, as Prussia and Sweden joined the Sixth Coalition against him, while Russian armies advanced across Poland and into Germany. The French Emperor worked miracles to raise a new Grande Armée of young […]