War of the Third Coalition
Ulm campaign
1805 Sep 25

Ulm campaign

Swabia, Germany
The French Grande Armée, led by Napoleon Bonaparte, had 210,000 troops organized into seven corps and hoped to knock out the Austrian army in a series of French and Bavarian military manoeuvres and battles designed to outflank an Austrian army under General Mack in the Danube before Russian reinforcements could arrive. The Ulm Campaign is considered an example of a strategic victory, though Napoleon indeed had an overwhelming superior force. The campaign was won with no major battle. The Austrians fell into the same trap Napoleon had set at the Battle of Marengo, but unlike Marengo, the trap worked with success. Everything was made to confuse the enemy.