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Table of Contents §1 Introduction [1.01] Introduction [1.02] Version History §2 Napoleon's Campaigns [2.01] Tutorial, 1778-1793 [2.02] Italy, 1796-1797 [2.03] Egypt, 1798-1800 [2.04] Europe, 1805-1812 [2.05] Battle of Waterloo, 18. 6. 1815 §3 Campaigns of the Coalition [3.01] Austria [3.02] Great Britain [3.03] Prussia [3.04] Russia §4 The Peninsular Campaign [4.01] Spain [4.02] Great Britain [4.03] France §A Appendix [A.01] List of Traits [A.02] List of Followers [A.03] List of Infantry Units [A.04] List of Cavalry Units [A.05] List of Artillery Units [A.06] List of Naval Units [A] Contact Information [B] Credits [C] Webmaster Information [D] Copyright Notice *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Now, Let the Guide Begin~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* [1.01] Introduction Welcome to my well, 60th guide, or so my folder tells me. Anyway, this is my second for the Total War series, and it shouldn't deviate too far from Empire: Total War, given how it is, well, an expansion, albeit stand-alone game for it. But again, the game needs a guide, so well, let us start, shall we? Note that this guide will be shorter and lacking a lot of strategies that I would otherwise put in, but all of this has been covered in the Empire: Total War guide that I have written, and given that this is somewhat of an expansion of E:TW, the same strategies apply. http://www.gamefaqs.com/pc/942966-empire-total-war/faqs/55899 That is the direct link. *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* [1.02] Version History Version 0.0 [9/4/10] Guide started. Version 0.1 [26/6/10] Back to writing, after a long hiatus. Version 0.2 [27/6/10] Finished the campaign. Version 0.3 [28/6/10] Finished list of Artillery Units. Version 0.4 [29/6/10] Completed all the infantry units. Version 0.5 [30/6/10] Completed all the cavalry units. Next update will be all the coalition DLC units and naval units. Version 0.6 [1/7/10] Completed the coalition battle pack units and all naval units. Next update is either strategies for base game or peninsular campaign. Version 0.7 [5/7/10] Completed Peninsular Campaign, but lacking the units. Once that is done, the guide is more or less complete. Version 0.8 [6/7/10] Guide complete. Enjoy guys! *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* [2.01] Tutorial, 1778-1793 "Set during Napoleon's youth, this tutorial will teach you the basics of Total War's campaign game with the help of Louis Alexandere Berthier, Napoleon's most trusted staff officer. His help will guide you through the various trials that Napoleon encounted during his early life, culminating in the Siege of Toulon." This is a tutorial, so it will get you started on the basics. You will learn to move units around, use the camera, etc. This is what you will need if you want to play any Total War game, so I suggest that you play it. First you need to move Napoleon into the port, then, move him onto the European mainland. From there, you will need to move him to Switzerland, and you will get a mission. Basically, follow the tutorial, and it will guide you on what to do. This is very hand-holding, but the basics are required before you can move onto the hard. To finish your mission, set up a trade agreement with the Swiss. Move the little general to Reims and you will get a new mission to build up a school in the nearby town, so do so. After that, you will need to get yourself started with some research, so lets do that as well. This is all very simple, and things that people who have played Empire: Total War will find very boring. Then you learn about your agents. Again, things previous players would have heard before. After finishing off at Reims, head to Paris to build up cities, and learn about recruiting units. Then, head off to Dijon. Then you will learn about happiness in towns, and quashing revolts. From there, towards the seas and you will learn about ruling the waves, blockading and piracy, and eventually, making peace. After a while, it is time to learn about the second asset that you have, the spy. Then, build up an army with line infantry, dragoons and cannons, and attack Toulon. And finishg that will end this tutorial. *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* [2.02] Italy, 1796-1797 "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." - Mission Issued: The March on Vienna - Capture City - Klagenfurt "Mon General! Now that you have assumed command of the Armee d'Italie, you must prepare for the invasion of Austria. As we speak, our forces in the Rhineland are readying to advance into the Tyrol. If we are to have any hope in seizing Vienna, we must be in a position to support our forces when the time comes. To that end, we have been charged by the Directoire to invade Carinthia and capture Klagenfurt, from whence we will be able to stage our glorous march on Vienna!" Reward - A clear path to Vienna You will start off with the province of Nice, which doesn't give you much, but you will have two armies, one led by Napoleon and one lead by Jean Serurier. First, you should have Napoleon take on the Austrian army and remove them, and use the Serurier army to take the province above it. When Napoleon has attacked the Austrian army, you get a new mission. - Mission Issued: A Matter of Supply - Construct Building - Supply Post "If we are to have any hope of driving a path through to Austria, it is imperative that we keep our regiments at full combat-effectiveness. With the majority of French military resources deployed on the German front, the Armee d'Italie has been left without access to some of our nation's finest troops. By establishing a supply post in one of our commercial centres, we will be able to maintain the strength and numbers of all our troop types, their scarcity in the region not withstanding." Reward - Grants a unit of: Grenadiers of the Line Experience for all land units With this mission, you will probably want to use the Genoa province seeing that there is a town there, and that is the method you should attack with Napoleon. After ending a turn, you will get a new mission. - Mission Issued: To Subjugate a Kingdom - Capture City - Turin "For too many years has the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia been a thorn in our side. Their persistant affiliation with the enemies of the Republic and their incursions upon French soil must be put to an end; storm Turin and bring the Kingdom to its knees!" Reward - Piedmont-Sardinia will become your protectorate Well, I would rather capture all of their nation rather than have it become a protectorate, more tax money. This will involve several armies, you will need them to take the several territories that are on the front. Don't bother attacking peaceful nations for now, you don't need more wars, and more fronts to fight on, you have a tough enough situation as it is. Once you get close to Milan, you get issued a new mission. - Mission Issued: The Liberation of Milan - Capture City - Milan "The noble peopple of Milan have suffered Austrian occupiation for many years, and yearn to be free of their influence. Liberate them from the oppression and they will surely welcome you with open arms!" Reward - Treasury +1000 Grants Revolutionary Infantry Enables recruitment of Revolutionary Infantry Now, Milan is a city, and odds are, it is going to be well defended, so you are going to need a powerful stack army, probably led by Napoleon himself, and attack with this army, and capture Milan. Once you capture Milan, you will get the option to sack it for a hell of a lot of money, but it is useful as a base to launch operations. And to rest your army. After a few more turns, we get another mission on this road,. - Mission Issued: The Stronghold - "Mon General, our forces draw near to the Austrian stronghold of Mantua. Although the garrison there is impressive, I recommend we move to wrest it from Austrian control. It is well supplied with arms and artillery and would prove an invaluable base from which to launch further offensives into Austria." Reward - Grants 8-lber Foot Artillery Grants 6-in Howitzer This is important for you to take the stronghold, it will give you more artillery and that is invaluable when you are going to attack further strongholds. However, once you get close to Modena, you will get another mission. - Mission Issued: The Liberation of Modena - "Mon General! Our scouts bring word that the people of Modena have little love for their Austrian occupiers, yet they regard the French favourably. The Duchy is well-placed and wealthy; we could all do well to liberate these lands and use their resources to our own advantage." Reward - Treasury +1000 Grants Revolutionary Infantry Enables recruitment of Revolutionary Infantry Well, this is another capture the province mission, and it isn't very heavily guarded, so you can take this with ease with your army before you will head off and capture Mantua. When you capture that, and you have taken on the Kingdom of Sardinia, you will be faced with a problem of getting to your mission objective. Either ask Venice to let you through, or just knock down the gates and blow your way in. But odds are, you get going to have to destroy Venice, and just when I was getting to like them. - Mission Issued: The Invasion of Venice - "In spite of their long-standing neutrality, the Republic of Venice now finds itself at odds with our forces in Italy. Recent conflicts between our two nations have driven Venetian insurgents to commit acts of aggression against French citizens in the region. Show them what it means to incur the wrath of the mighty French Republic, conquer Venice and strip them of their power and dignity!" Reward - Treasury +4000 This is if you are to attack Venice. However, if you want to cross into your objective province using the Papal States, you will need to take on the pope, and unlike Stalin's quote, the pope does have armies. - Mission Issued: In Defiance of The Pope - "Further to recent affronts upon our glorious nation by the Papal States, they have now set about harassing our forces in the region. We could use this newfound aggression from the Vatican to our advantage; the Papal States are notoriously wealthy and their riches will serve our war efforts well. March on Ancona and we will be one step closer to Rome - the Pope will have no choice but to meet any demands we make when he is faced with conquest at the hands of the mighty French Republic!" Reward - Treasury +8000 Whether you go for that province is up to you, but that does mean taking a valuable army off the front with Venice and Austria and attacking the southern states, but there is a big boost to your treasury for this. Still, push through Venice, and quickly use the capture of Venice and then defeat of Venice, and push 2 full stack armies towards the objective, one is to bear the brunt of the enemy's defending army, and the second to lay siege and defeat the defenders in the city, and then claim victory. *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* [2.03] Egypt, 1798-1800 "Napoleon Bonapartez and his Armee d'Orient are faced with a difficult task: the conquest of Egypt and a march to India. Once in India, they will join forces with Tippu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, and drive the hated English into the sea! Such is the grandeur of the scheme and, in General Napoleon Bonaparte, there is a commander of equal grandeur to undertake it. Before this can be achieved, however, there are more immediate obstacles. Egypt is ruled by the Mamelukes, who are normally loyal servants of the Ottoman Empire. In the burning heat of the desert, Frenchmen must march on Alexandria and break their power before anything else can be achieved. But here, in this land of ancient secrets, there is glory to be won! Glory enough for France, and glory enough, possibly, for General Bonaparte!" - Mission Issued: Breaking the Mameluke Resistance - "Nominally administrators of the Ottoman Empire, these former slave solders factually rule Egypt. It is under the guise of liberating Egypt from their grasp that we have come here. Although we did not fool the Ottomans for long, breaking the Mameluke's fighting spirit is still our top priority. By capturing Cairo, we should reduce their army in status to a mere nuisance, and Egypt will at last be ours!" Reward - Treasury +2000 Well, to actually win this mission, you need to capture, in total, 10 provinces. Out of these 10, you need the provinces of Qalyubia, Galilee, North Sinai, Rif Dimashq and retain control of the Western Delta. This is not going to be easy. You start off at war with all the nations. The problem first is going to be the British. They have a full stack naval fleet off the coast, but the real issue is Cyprus, where their base there will keep you from getting any means of outside help. Now, you have 2 armies to start off with. Send the first, weaker army to the province of Damanhour, which is directly south of Alexandria, and use your main army with Napoleon to capture the province of Gharbia, and then use it to capture Cairo, whilst the second army will defend Gharbia from unwanted enemies. Meanwhile, you will want to start building a fleet that can challenge the British as well as transporting troops to Cyprus. You will get the following mission orders in a few turns. - Mission Issued: The British Threat - "Mon general, due to the British control of Cyprus and its surrounding waters, we are unable to get any well-trained soldiers from France. We know that the treacherous Ottomans let the British use the island of Cyprus as a base of operations. If we can conquer this island, we might be able to get some supplies through. This is an extremely dangerous undertaking. We might be better off securing our position in Egypt on dry land, but if you feel particularly daring then this is an option. Beware though, as the seas are our enemy's favourite terrain, and the accused Nelson's fleet is still patrolling the waters." Reward - Treasury +4000 Grants a unit of Fusiliers of the Line As it is stated, it is quite dangerous to build up an army, and try to transport it to the island while Nelson's full stack fleet is still around in the waters, and you will have problems bringing it down. This is up to you whether you will take it or not, but I suggest staying on land, the British won't interfere and a strong land army will be needed to win the campaign anyway. Get your army to Cairo, and against the Mamelukes, battle is quite easy even on autoresolve, because the enemy is weaker than yours, and that gives you a lot few casualties against them. But that doesn't mean you don't need more armies as you conquer more land. Once you take Cairo, you get another mission. - Mission Issued: The Ottoman Offensive - "We have driven the Mamelukes out of Cairo, mon general, but alas, we cannot rest. Our agents say that the Ottoman Sultan has sent more of his elite troops southward, and a large contingent of Turkish soldiers now awaits embarkation at Rhodes. We must move eastward, into Syria, to stall the Ottoman advancement. Jaffa, as one of their major Port Towns, will make a good first target before we take on Acre. Its military value, in addition to its value as a wealthy centre of commerce, makes Jaffa a highly palatable target." Reward - Treasury +1000 And if you have a rebellion in Cairo, the following mission will pop up. - Mission Issued: The Cairo Rebellion - "Mon general! Grave news! The citizens of Cairo have taken up arms and are in open rebellion, incited by their religious leaders! We must act quickly or they will take the city! While not all of the populace stand behind those fanatics, their followers will fight until the death." Reward - Treasury +1000 Defeating a rebellion is simple enough, in these conditions anyway. When you defeat the rebellion, you will get another mission. - Mission Issued: A Matter of Morale - "Mon general! We are cut off from the homeland. The climate is horrible and drains both body and soul of the energy to continue. Good food is rare and our army is in bad supply. Morale is low, and we desperately need something to lift the spirits of the men. Establish the suggested building in one of our intellectual centres so that gentlemen can meet to devise a solution to this matter. We may need to demolish or convert existing buildings in order to do this." Reward - Experience for all land units. Basically, you need to build a Classical University, which can be done in Cairo. However, it is more than the Mamelukes that are going to attack Cairo, the Bedouin will eventually attack Cairo, and that gives you another mission to defeat them. - Mission Issued: Subduing the Bedouin - "Reports have reached us that Bedouin raiders assaulting our supply trains, plundering border towns and committing unspeakable atrocities against the few they do not enslave! We believe them to be loosely allied with our enemies, the Mamelukes. If we don't subdue them they will continue to harass us. If we can capture their camps they might make valuable allies and guides." Reward - Treasury +1000 Well, the province is pretty darn south of Cairo, but the problem is that you are going to be facing a lot of attricion when you cross the desert unless you create an army that is specifically designed for such terrain. If you use heat resistant units, you will be able to do this. Meanwhile, continue your main push east to capture the next few towns. Once you capture this province, you will get another mission. - Mission Issued: Desert Ways - "Mon general! Our troops suffer heavily from the hostile climate. Our army is not equipped for the perils of the desert regions and will take heavy losses if it marches through them. By recruiting local warriors into our ranks, we will be able to learn how they protect themselves from the sun's merciless gaze. This will allow us to form combat units that combine both the qualities of the modern French army and the ancient wisdom of the desert." Reward - Grants a unit of Dromedary Cavalry Enables recruitment of dromedary cavalry This is quite an easy mission, just recruit some camel warriors, and you will finish this little mission. Moving on. Your next real concern are the constant Mameluke raids that will be aimed specifically at Cairo, so you will want to build up a few armies to wipe them out, completely. Besides getting some decent land and tax money, it will save you from having to protect your provinces from them and you will be able to divert your forces elsewhere. This will also net you a new mission. - Mission Issued: The Suez Canal - "Long have learned men mused about creating a channel between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Not only would it reduce the time needed for ships to travel from India and Africa by half, it would also greatly expand France's influence in the region. Conquering the town of Suez would enable us to pursue this endeavour. A lot of merchants are looking forward to you making this journey, as are our savants." Reward - Treasury +2000 The mission is relatively easy, and the pay is good as well. From there on, advance into Jaffa, and you will get the next part in your mission. - Mission Issued: Stalling the Ottoman Advance - "Jaffa is ours, and the men are tired. But we cannot allow ourselves any rest, mon general. Only the conquest of Acre can buy us enough time to reorganise and make ready for the Ottoman invasion. It is there we must head next, however much our bodies long for rest." Reward - Treasury +2000 This is going to be painful, the next few provinces are quite populated with Ottoman forces, Jerusalem will be a problem, mainly because there is an army there and it will poise to be a threat against Jaffa if you do not take that province out of the equation. When you are ready, strike against Acre, and capture it. That will spring up the last of the missions. - Mission Issued: Consolidating our Conquest - "While our position is now very much secure, we still need to take one more town: Damascus. Not only will it close our line from the coast to the desert, it is also an important waystation for pilgrims to Mecca. Processing it will give us legitimacy, influence, and money. It is the last military and ideological stronghold of the Ottomans in the region. With fresh courage, monsieur, eastwards!" Reward - Treasury +2000 Again, when Acre is under your control and not rebelling, you will need to bring up your army and capture another city. Once you capture Damascus, you will complete this map. *~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~* [2.04] Europe, 1805-1812 "Behind all the Imperial facade, and republican sentiments, France is once again an abosolute monarchy, now ruled by Emperor Napoleon I. His efforts to secure good marriages for his brothers and marshals are dynastic politics that Bourbon kings would have grasped instantly. Yet, for all this, the French people have freedom, as Napoleon has used credit gained by his victories to remake France. Merit, as well as birth, now counts for something. The Emperor's efforts have given France an impressive empire and domination over many neighbours, he is a source of strength. Napoleon has redrawn the map of Europe to suit his own ends. He is also a great weakness, as his treatment of enemies and rivals has not been entirely politic or polite. He has caused offence to nearly everyone, taking not giving, even when he should have been conciliatory. He has managed, through poor diplomacy, to make the British look like attractive allies to many. As a result, the Austrians are waiting for an opportunity to strike back at France for their recent humiliations and losses. The Russians, too, will strike down this new upstart emperor if given a chance, and will they ignore Napoleon's instructions to ban trade with England? The Prussians, apparently, are content to sit and wait, but for how long? Will they idly sit by if it becomes necessary to extend French power into northern Germany? And then there is always the British: always there are the British. That vindictive little island will have to be dealt with at some time. France, therefore, faces many rivals. But if they can be isolated and removed one by one, then Europe really will know peace, under Bonaparte, the heir to Caesar!" - Mission Issued: The Fall of Austria - "Mon Empereur! Once more the European nations have joined forces in the hope of putting an end to the mighty French Empire. Their incessant interference with our grand designs must be put to an end. Austria, having never learned the futility of challenging our great and powerful nation, stands ready to invade our eastern borders as we speak. No more will we tolerate such antagonism; conquer Vienna and break the so-called might of the Austrian Empire once and for all!" Reward - Austria will be compelled to make peace. Well, you start off straight up with Britain, Austria and Russia at war with you, as well as Naples, Sicily and Sweden. Even your allies, the Spanish, do not like you. Eventually, you will be at war with pretty much all the major powers, so you might want to get your armies in place. In particular, you might want to consider building a full stack army and some ships, you want to quickly place a highly trained stack army in England, and get some leverage there. Wiping out England, something Napoleon never did, will help you greatly in removing the naval threat. Well, to win on this map, you need to capture a total of 35 provinces, and you will need to retain control of France, and take over Brandenburg (Prussia), Moscow Guberniya (Russia), East Prussia and Vienna (Austria). Well, first things first. I suggest that on the Eastern front, strip all armies of units and give them to Napoleon's stack, that way, you will have a full stack of units to attack, and attack Hessen, it is a lone state, and give you an entry ground to other nations. Meanwhile, you need to build up a very strong economy here, you need all the money you can get. When you declare war on Hessen, you will be at war with Saxony also, and this is a