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Time to take Italy 1796 by storm! I am Napoleon Dynamite - Napoleonite. My objective is to take control of Nice, Turin, Milan, Mantua and Klagenfurt. No sweat, no problem! All that stands before me are some forces of Piedmont and Prussia.

Turn 1


My opening gambit shall be to take Turin via envelopment and then force march into Milan. I will also leave some forces in Nice, in case those Piedmont forces advance.



The Battle of Turin - The enemy garrison is easily enveloped by the larger French force (even if they did receive a reinforcement).



The forces of Serurier and friends continue to Milan. What will their fate be?



The Battle of Milan - Despite taking some losses, the forces of Serurier and friends manage to take down the fortifications and claim Milan for me - Napoleonite.

But alas! The Piedmont forces try to take Turin back!




The 2nd Battle of Turin - After a long and bloody battle, the Piedmont invaders are repelled and defeated to the last man. Thankfully I chose to recruit some cannons into Turin!

Turn 2


Ah! My opening gambit succeeded. I will now spend some time supplying my army with new recruits and maneuvering into position.

But what is this... a suicide attack into Milan?!?



The 2nd Battle of Milan - Doesn't last long.

Turn 3


The enemy has amassed a sizable force in Lodi. I will have to take it down. Prepare the epic stack of doom.




The Epic Battle of Lodi - Thanks to my supreme leadership, the enemy forces in Lodi were routed (and mostly destroyed) without a single loss to the brave French units.

Turn 4


With the enemy forces scattered, my gaze turns towards Mantua and Genoa. I send just enough forces into Genoa for envelopment and the rest head to fortress Mantua.



The Battle of Fortress Mantua - My recruits take some damage, but overall Mantua falls easily. At the same time a large Prussian force appears at Klagenfurt.

Turn 5


The Prussian forces press forward and I decide to confront their scouts in Lonato.



The Battle of Lonato - is quick and painless. Afterward the bulk of my forces, now called the Stack of Doom, force marches into Adige and envelops the hapless Prussians there.



The Battle of Adige - not really a battle.

Suddenly, in a last-ditch attempt to grasp victory, the wounded Prussian unit from the Battle of Lodi moves for Turin.



The 3rd Battle of Turin - salutes to the brave Pittoni. He tried.

Turn 6


Time for the final push. The last Prussian units have fortified themselves inside the walls of Klagenfurt.





The Battle of Klagenfurt - Despite a valiant effort by the defenders, Klagenfurt falls under my rule.

Game Over - Superior Victory


The name of Napoleonite will echo throughout history.

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Editorial note:

Just looking at the pictures it seems like I misplayed something when moving forces into Lodi during round 3, but I'm pretty sure the pictures are wrong (taken at the wrong time or otherwise misleading). Or then I accidentally forgot to record one turn and my victory is only historical. Regardless, I hope you enjoyed this report!
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Excellent report, thanks!
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Nice report. Just two small remarks - your 'beginning of turn' pictures, were they taken before or after the moving of the turn marker? Because I believe the first spot of the turn track does not count as a turn.

Secondly: it's austrians you're fighting here, not prussians
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That was a fun write up. Though I won the scenario my first play you were more efficient than I was thus I do not get the Dynamite addition to my title.
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Great write-up and pictures!

Thank you!
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Re: Pictorial adventures of Napoleonite - Italy 1796
Tegarend wrote:
Secondly: it's austrians you're fighting here, not prussians


Napoleonite never was good with geography. blush
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Nice report.
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Nice report.

Just wondering if you are making the same mistake that a lot of other people are doing? Your turn marker at the end seems off by one for turn 6. You have to push it forward at the start of each turn, even turn 1...the initial space at the beginning is just a placeholder that is not a real turn.

If true, it turns your spectacular victory into a historic one.

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Just noticed someone above me also caught. My we're an astute bunch here.
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Great report!

Have just finisihed my first two plays of this campaign. Both ended in failure for the French. Anyway, I had a blast playing it, and will move on to the next campaign tomorrow.

Great game it is!

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I just got the game and played the 1st Italian campaign. Didn't manage uber-win, but just Historical.
One thing I noticed is that in all the city-battles, you have Enemy Fortifications and Garnisons in the same area. Aren't the Fortifications supposed to be in the Enemy Reserve and Garrisons in Enemy Approach? Meaning you can get stuck in the approach with the Garrisons and get blasted by Cannons in the Fortifications at least one more turn?
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Paka wrote:
Aren't the Fortifications supposed to be in the Enemy Reserve and Garrisons in Enemy Approach?


Napoleonite admits nothing!

(but I'm afraid you're quite right)
 
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I find it a good strategy to pull the fortifications forward with the Insight "Terrain" and then use as secons Insight "Front" to put an infantry (to take the hits) and two cavalry there.
After the fortifications have fires, you advance your two cavs forward two ranks and hopefully damage the garrisons. At least now the fortifications cannot fire anymore. If you invested at least 2 supply into an additional battle plan, you can even give the battle plan to one of your cavs to attack before the enemy!
 
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