"... the Austrian army ... carried most of the burden of the war on land.
Though repeatedly defeated, it always rose again..." - Gunther Rothemberg
Austria was the most implacable of Napoleon's continental enemies:
Austria at war with France - 108 months
Prussia at war with France - 58 months
Russia at war with France - 55 months
"Oldest and, next to the English, the most persistent of those foemen
were the whitecoat Kaiserlichs." - John Elting
In 1809 the Austrian army was the third largest army in the World.
" The great confusion of nationalities is a serious evil [in the Austrian Army ] .
In the British army, every man can at least speak English, but with the Austrians,
even the NCOs of the non-German regiments can scarcely speak German."Checkout more about the amazing history of the Imperial-Royal Army
Never say no to the beauty
of the Austrian Imperial-Royal Army.
The case for imperial austria sure is that it represents the most nowadays european nations and it was a very unique country.
All the uniforms are simple because of budgetarian reasons back in the day yet they hold unique marks depending on the represented nationality and are still very majestic. Also Imperial Austria was the main nemesis of Napoleonic France and was first to wage war onto the revolutionary france. The Austrian Archduke Carl was also the first to beat napoleon in a battle on land. This huge colossos of a country sure needs to find a way into this game soon