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’s Retreat from Moscow 1812
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Napoleon’s Retreat from Moscow 1812

In 1812 Napoleon invaded Russia with the largest army Europe had ever seen. But after winning a costly victory at Borodino and occupying Moscow, Napoleon’s invitation to Russian Emperor Alexander to make peace met with no response. Napoleon now found himself 500 miles from friendly territory, outnumbered, poorly supplied, and with winter approaching. What followed […]
Napoleon’s Bloodiest Day: Borodino 1812
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Napoleon’s Bloodiest Day: Borodino 1812

In 1812 Napoleon invaded Russia with the largest army Europe had ever seen. As it advanced, the Russian army retreated, and by September Napoleon’s army had marched 470 miles into the depths of Russia. 70 miles west of Moscow near the village of Borodino, the Russian army, under a new commander, General Kutuzov, finally made […]