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Karl Mack von Lieberich versus Napoleon Bonaparte: An Austrian army under Mack charges blindly into a trap set by the French army under Bonaparte. Can Bonaparte close the net before Mack realizes his folly? Includes the Battles of Wertingen, Haslach-Jungingen, Elchingen and Ulm.
This is one of Bonaparte’s most important campaigns. Without this nearly bloodless capture of the entire Austrian army, Bonaparte would have never been able to fight Austerlitz on the terms that allowed him to win a glorious victory, one of the most decisive victories of the Napoleonic Wars.
Bonaparte’s battles and campaigns are a treat to animate. Whenever I try to explain the brilliance in this man possessed in all aspects of war, I fail, so I will not attempt to do so here. Instead, I will continue to animate the most fascinating military operations history has ever seen in my opinion. In fact, I have considered using an entire season to focus entire of Bonaparte’s battles and campaigns. It will most likely never happen because there are already enough battles I am prepared to animate to last through Season VII but you never know.The scale is only for an extremely rough approximation of the distances involved in this campaign. The reason for this is while upgrading the animation and adding a scale, I realized that the original map I used is slightly distorted, making any precise scale impossible. This is a mistake I occasionally made during my earlier animations, which I have long ensured not to make again.
Esposito, Vincent J. and John Robert Elting. A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars. New York: Praeger, 1965.
Griess, Thomas. The Wars of Napoleon. New Jersey: Avery Publishing, 1985.
Weigley, Russell F. The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1991.
Austrian cavalry: http://www.napoleonguide.com/cavalry_austria.htm
Karl Mack von Liebereich: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karl_Mack_von_Lieberich
French guns: http://marsfigures.com/prew.php?m=8&type=Figures&scale=1:72&numb=8023&id=209
Map of Europe: http://www.owasso.k12.ok.us/webpages/gyankey/regadvhandouts.cfm?subpage=313703
Napoleon Bonaparte: http://wil3.typepad.com/funny_pictures/2005/08/napoleon_bonapa_1.html
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