Napoleon is the highest-leveled general at the beginning of the Europe campaign. He cannot be killed, only injured (either on the battlefield or being targeted by spies). Should this occur, he respawns in Paris after two turns.
Napoleon is a superb general overall, with nine stars if the army he's commanding has many artillery units, or seven with a more mixed army. He is the best and most expensive general option in multiplayer for France. Unusually for a general, he is also France's head of state. In this capacity he is excellent, and far superior to his equivalents in other factions. In the campaigns, he a very large bonus (about 20) to morale to all units in the army he controls. His presence on the battlefield gives all French units a huge morale boost, to the point that they practically fight to the death. Conversely, this means that his being injured on the battlefield is effectively a huge blow to morale.
Like some of the other head generals, Napoleon has a unique sprite.
Traits and AncilliariesEdit
- Hot Air Balloonist: When this general is commanding on the battlefield, the player may see the opposing army's deployment prior to beginning the battle.
- True Corsican: Home is Napoleon's first love: glory is his second love and ever his mistress!
- Napoleon is the only character to have multiple portraits. In the Tutorial, Italian and Egyptian campaigns, as well as the Battle of Lodi, Battle of Arcole, and the Battle of the Pyramids, his portrait's a section of the "Bonaparte au Pont d’Arcole" (Bonaparte at the Pont d'Arcole) by Baron Antoine-Jean Gros. In the Europe and Peninsular campaigns, as well as the Battle of Austerlitz, Battle of Borodino, Battle of Dresden, and Battle of Friedland, his portrait is a section of the "Ritratto di Napoleone" (Portrait of Napoleon) by Andrea Appiani. In the Battle of Ligny and Battle of Waterloo, his portrait is a section of "Napoléon abdiquant à Fontainebleau" (Napoleon abdicated in Fontainebleau) by Paul Delaroche.