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Waterloo. The Battle of Waterloo was perhaps the most important land battle in the 19th century (and that is no small feat!). In the real world, Napoleon arrived to the battle sick to his stomach, and was still very close to winning the battle regardless. It was only due to a stroke of luck - the appearance of the Prussian army commanded by Von Blucher, at the right place and time, that saved the British from annihilation. But perhaps you can do better? How would our world have been different if Napoleon had won that fateful day?
No. In the "Total War" series, Generals must take part in the battle, accompanied by their bodyguards on horseback. While they can be very powerful troops to use in an attack, it also means they can be killed if you are careless. Fortunately, Napoleon can only be wounded, which sends him back to recuperate for several turns in your capital region. This can set back your advancement by many turns, of course, so it's best to protect Napoleon at all times. Other great generals like Britain's Duke Wellington and Prussia's Von Blucher are also "immortal", and will keep resurfacing no matter how many times you've shot them with 12-pounder cannons!
Commercial Center. Supply depots are extremely important, and tie in with some major changes done to the strategic portion of the game since the previous game, "Empire: Total War". In "Napoleon", units within your areas of control will replenish their numbers every turn (compared to having to manually retrain each damaged unit, as was in other "Total War" games). Supply Depots and more advanced structures of this type will increase the rate of replenishment by a large amount, meaning that it takes less time for a unit to return to full operational capacity after being damaged in combat. Put supply depots close to your front lines, so that battle-weary units do not have to travel far to get replenished.
Light infantry. Voltiguers become available during the last campaign. They are crack-shot infantry who fight in loose formations. They are used to harass enemy infantry by shooting at them from long range, then retreating quickly into a safe distance. In a sense, they are like an upgraded form of Chasseurs, although much less powerful in hand-to-hand combat. Their shooting accuracy is second only to Germanic Jagers ("Hunters"). The best use for Voltiguers is to ambush enemies by emerging from a treeline or forest to engage quickly and then disappear.
Five. The Egyptian campaign starts with the Ottoman Empire controlling most of the Levant, and the Mameluke Empire (their Egyptian subordinates) controlling most of Egypt. In addition, the British have their base in Cyprus, and there are several regions full of Bedouin armies in the Egyptian Desert and the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas. The Bedouins must not be ignored, they don't have an organized government but will still raid your cities with large forces of camel-mounted troops if you don't quell them quickly!
Klagenfurt. The objective of the North Italian campaign is to take the well-fortified city of Klagenfurt at the north-eastern end of the map, in what is today southern Austria. To get there, you must fight your way across Northern Italy, subduing and conquering upwards of a dozen cities, most of which are controlled by the Austrian empire and its Italian allies. Some of the local powers may be persuaded or coerced to join your side, but for the most part you will be fighting alone against everyone else.