021. The First Battle of Castiglione - JTS Campaign Marengo
021. The First Battle of CastiglioneBy Bill Peters
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3 August 1796 - Historical - Intended to be played Head to Head - Würmser was moving north from Mantua to link up with Quosdonavich's column. Unaware that an engagement was taking place at Lonato, Würmser ordered the advance guard under the command of Lipthay to take Castiglione during the morning. This they did with no resistance and posted themselves on the western edges. Soon after this Augereau brought up his forces and his attack forced Lipthay to retreat on the main army which came up round 3pm. Although he probably had plenty of time to defeat the lesser forces of the French Würmser decided to halt operations for the day. Rightfully so as Bonaparte was just to the north with Massena and probably would have marched to the sound of the guns and fallen on the Austrian right flank!
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