Not to be confused with Italy (Napoleon: Total War). For Italian factions in other Total War games, see Italy.

Kingdom of Italy Flag

Flag of the Kingdom of Italy

The Kingdom of Italy is a minor faction in Napoleon: Total War.

General InformationEdit

Basics at startEdit

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 grievances 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, wine resources, and a college. Therefore, the Kingdom of Italy can become quite powerful if it survives the early stages of the game. It is capable of doing so with the support of France: the Papal States to its south are friendly with it, and essentially its only immediate threats are neighboring Austria and the Russian army in Austrian lands.

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.


Kingdom of Italy Diplomacy Map NTW

Initial diplomacy map

The Kingdom of Italy tends to ally with the Papal States a couple dozen turns into the game, and tries to invade Austrian lands to the north and east. Unlike many of France's other allies, the Kingdom of Italy doesn't have historical friendships with most of the coalition, nor does it have any grievances with France. This makes the Kingdom of Italy a more reliable ally to France than factions such as the Swiss Confederation or the Batavian Republic.

Below is a list of grievances/friendships other factions have with the Kingdom of Italy initially. This list is exhaustive; factions that are not listed do not have friendships or grievances (they are neutral).

Prussia Spain Batavian Republic Bavaria Hessen
+50 -35 +35 -125 -80
Kingdom of Sardinia Oldenburg Saxony Switzerland
-80 -50 -50 -50

Below is a list of grievances/friendships other factions have with the Kingdom of Italy if they emerge. This list is exhaustive; factions that are not listed do not have friendships or grievances (they are neutral). As the Kingdom of Italy cannot emerge from liberation or rebellion, it has no friendship/grievance set of relationship points with other factions that cannot emerge. 

Austria France Great Britain Russia Bavaria Belgium Brittany Caalonia
-120 +65 -65 -100 -80 -35 -35 -35
Hessen Hungary Ireland Oldenburg Portugal Saxony Sweden Westphalia
-80 -35 -35 -50 -35 -50 -90 -35


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 one each of infantry and cavalry units unique to their faction: the Velite Grenadiers and the Guards of Honour, respectively. Along with France, the Kingdom of Italy is 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
Italy Campaign Factions AustriaFranceGenoaLuccaModenaMilanParmaPapal StatesPiedmont-SardiniaTrentTuscanyVenice
Egypt Campaign Factions FranceBedouinGreat BritainMamelukesOttoman Empire
Europe Campaign Major Factions AustriaFranceGreat BritainOttoman EmpirePrussiaRussiaSpain
Europe Campaign Minor Factions Baden-WürttembergBatavian RepublicBavariaBelgiumBrittanyCataloniaCourlandCrimean KhanateDenmarkGreeceHannoverHessenHungaryIrelandItalyKingdom of ItalyKingdom of NaplesKingdom of SardiniaKingdom of SicilyMecklenburgNorwayOldenburgPolandPapal StatesPortugalRomaniaSaxonyScotlandSwedenSwiss ConfederationUnited NetherlandsWestphalia
Peninsular Campaign Factions FranceGreat BritainPortugalSpain
Unused Factions Savoy