Thursday 24 October 2019

The 1799 Campaign in Italy

I was fortunate to pick up this set of four books recently from Caliver books. The translation into English from the original Italian is pretty (very) dreadful, retaliation for the Bersaglieri character in 'Allo Allo' no doubt. Apart from that, once one cuts through the translation (and starts reading with an Italian accent) the content is excellent. Some great maps, orders of battle, information on the key generals and a description of the armies involved maksa dis a great set of reference books for anyone who, like me, has more than a passing interest in the Austro-Russian campaign against the French in northern Italy in 1799. A not a Bonapuarte in sight either. 


  1. Very interesting campaign in Italy and Swiss.
    I had the chance to read more about it during my stay in Swiss using contemporary newspapers (Ausburger Ordinari-Postzeitung). That was one of the last really large wars in Swiss.

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    1. They are yes and very useful for a little campaign I'm pulling together.

  3. I'm looking forward to seeing this new campaign unfold!

  4. I ordered Vol 1 and Vol 2 directly from Italy and received them a couple of weeks ago. Since Vol 3 and 4 were not yet released at time of order, I figured I would check out the first two volumes before ordering the last two. Still waiting for time to properly investigate 1 and 2.

    Looking forward to your campaign.