Part nine of our series highlighting the careers of ten of the greatest generals of the Napoleonic Wars looks at General Gerhard von Scharnhorst, not only one of the best staff officers of the age, but a military theoretician and army reformer who transformed the Prussian Army and paved the way for Prussia's success in the 'War of German Liberation' of 1813.
Part 8 of our series Ten Greatest Generals of the Napoleonic Wars features Field Marshal Mikhail Kutuzov, best known as supreme commander of the Russian army during the 1812 campaign. Kutuzov features prominently in Tolstoy's War and Peace as a wise and patient commander who embodies the Russian army.
Part seven of our series on ten greatest generals of the Napoleonic Wars examines the career of Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. Blücher was by no means the most skilled battlefield tactician, and relentless aggression was not always welcome, but his drive and determination in the 1813-14 campaigns and his commitment to supporting Wellington at Waterloo wins him a place on this list.
Part six of our series features Louis-Alexandre Berthier, Napoleon's chief of staff who was responsible for translating Napoleon's ambitious strategic and tactical ideas into orders for subordinate commanders.