The Kingdom of Italy begins the European Campaign controlling the region of Milan in northern Italy. It is bordered by the Swiss Confederation to the north, the Papal States to the south, France to the west, and Austria to the east. It is allied with France and its allies, and at war with almost all of the coalition. Unlike France's other allies, it has no historical greivances with France and is a reliable ally. French forces are present in the region at the beginning of the campaign.
Milan is a rich region, with a multi-slot city, a gold mine, and a college. Therefore, the Kingdom of Italy can become quite powerful if it survives the early stages of the game. It is easily capable of doing so with the support of France: the Papal States to its south are friendly with it, and essentially its only immediate threat is Austria. The Kingdom of Italy tends to ally with the Papal States a couple dozen turns into the game.
Like all Italian factions, the Kingdom of Italy cannot emerge through liberation or rebellion. Should either occur in Milan, Italy emerges instead. If the Kingdom of Italy is destroyed, it is permanently removed from the game.
The Kingdom of Italy has access to guard artillery, which are superior to standard artillery. This makes their artillery some of the best in the game, and definitely the best among the minor factions. The Kingdom of Italy also has a one each of infantry and cavalry units unique to their faction: the Velite Grenadiers and the Guards of Honour, respectively. They are one of only two factions that can train Chasseurs à Cheval, though the Italian Chasseurs à Cheval are much worse than their French counterparts.
The Kingdom of Italy lacks several unit types. It cannot recruit any lancers, severely limiting the offensive capabilities of its cavalry. It also lacks skirmishers.
|Napoleon: Total War Factions|
|Italian Campaign Factions||Austria • France • Genoa (MP only) • Lucca • Modena (MP only) • Parma (MP only) • Papal States • Piedmont-Sardinia • Tuscany • Venice|
|Egyptian Campaign Factions||France • Bedouin • Great Britain • Mamelukes • Ottoman Empire|
|Europe Campaign Major Factions||Austria • France • Great Britain • Ottoman Empire • Prussia • Russia • Spain|
|Europe Campaign Minor Factions||Baden-Württemberg • Batavian Republic • Bavaria • Belgium • Brittany • Catalonia • Courland • Crimean Khanate • Denmark • Greece • Hannover • Hessen • Hungary • Ireland • Italy • Kingdom of Italy • Kingdom of Naples • Kingdom of Sardinia • Kingdom of Sicily • Mecklenburg • Norway • Oldenburg • Poland • Papal States • Portugal • Romania • Saxony • Scotland • Sweden • Swiss Confederation • United Netherlands • Westphalia|
|Peninsular Campaign Factions||France • Great Britain • Portugal • Spain|
|Unused Factions||Milan • Trent • Savoy|