The Italian Campaign in Napoleon: Total War is the first campaign available in the story mode. It is set in Northern Italy during the War of the Second Coalition in 1796. It is required to unlock the Egyptian Campaign.


The new, revolutionary Republic of France is under threat from all the old reactionary nations of Europe! It is clear that there are no options other than war, and the utter ruination of France is the only aim of Austria and France's other enemies. The Austrians are motivated by fear: they fear their own people will follow the same revolutionary path.

The Austrians can be confronted in Germany and northern Italy. Austria's possessions in Italy are ready for liberation! The other states of Italy are watching, but should not be able to stand against the righteous anger of the French people!

General "Napoleone di Buonaparte", in charge of the Army of Italy's artillery, has been appointed to command the entire army. It is his duty to hold onto France's territory in the Italian peninsular. That is, however, an ambitious and skilful man and he plans to drive the Austrians out of Italy and back to the gates of Vienna.

General Information (France)Edit

Victory ConditionsEdit

Capture and hold 6 regions by the end of your turn in Late December 1797, including: Alps-Maritime and Carinthia.

Basics at startEdit

  • ProtectoratesNone
  • AlliesNone
  • Trade PartnersNone
  • EnemiesAustria, Piedmont-Sardinia
  • Religion – Catholicism
  • Government – Republic
  • Ruler – Louis la Révellière-Lépeaux (President)
  • Population – 457,702
  • Wealth – Moderate
  • Power – Terrifying
  • Treasury – 3000
  • Technology - None (Disabled in this campaign)
  • Spies – None (Disabled in this campaign)
  • Gentlemen - None (Disabled in this campaign)
  • Generals - Jean-André Masséna (Alps-Maritime), Jean Sérurier (Alps Maritime), Napoleon Bonaparte (Liguria)
  • Admirals - None (Disabled in this campaign)


Nice, Alps-MaritimeEdit

  • Starting BuildingsTax Office, Cantonment
  • Infrastructure - Basic Roads
  • Population – 457,702
  • Wealth – 1102
  • Religion – 100.0% Catholicism
  • Starting Towns/PortsAntibes (Commercial Centre - Market)


Jean-André MassénaEdit

Jean SérurierEdit

Napoleon BonaparteEdit

The Italian Campaign serves as an introduction to the full campaigns of Napoleon: Total War. Certain features, such as technologies, agents, most of the building tree, government, and tax adjustment are absent, leaving the player free to focus on the basics of combat and management.

Starting with just one faction in the far-westernmost reaches of the map, France initially faces Piedmont-Sardinia to the north and east. Piedmont-Sardinia ends hostilities and becomes France's protectorate with the fall of its capital. Austria is France's main rival and holds much of northern and north-eastern Italy. Venice declares war on France when its armies begin approaching its lands, as do the Papal States. The south-westsern Italian states, Tuscany and Lucca, usually remain neutral for most of the campaign, requesting an alliance in the late game.

Austria is playable in multiplayer. Its goal is the removal of France from the campaign.

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