Bonaparte Overruns Piedmont
War of the First Coalition, Part I
Bonaparte's First Offensive, April 1796
With his commission order fresh from Paris, Bonaparte established his HQ at Nice and took command of a front-line force of 35,168 men of the Army of Italy, ordering them across the mountains and heading for a fight at Montenotte. After Beaulieu's 26,697 men of the Army of Italy escaped from harm's way and sprinted for Acqui, the Piedmontese Army became Bonaparte's next target.
Unless otherwise indicated, all paintings on this page: Keith Rocco, "Napoleon's First Italian Campaign" (2013)