The Napoleonic Wars were a series of major global conflicts putting the French Empire – led by Napoleon I – and its allies against a ton of European states formed into various coalitions. For a time, Europe was dominated by France, the result of which had stemmed largely from the disputes associated with the French Revolution.
The Napoleonic wars are seen as five major conflicts; termed after the coalition that fought Napoleon.
: the Third Coalition (1803–1806), the Fourth (1806–07), the Fifth (1809), the Sixth (1813–14), and the Seventh (1815) plus the Peninsular War (1807–1814) and the French invasion of Russia (1812). (Wikipedia).
From the battles of Leipzig to the concluding showdown at Waterloo, this was certaintly a series of world wars if there ever was one. It involved not only European powers, but continents such as Africa, South America and Asia.
I’ll be covering this series of battles just as I am writing about Medieval England (sorry I haven’t added to that in a while!)
The series will simply be called Napoleonic Wars and will look at the rise and fall of a massive empire, how it influenced society today and some awesome battles tactics, formations and even some war gaming! Stay tuned!