1793. Four years after the Revolution, France remains in anarchy. The internal and external enemies of the new Republic are numerous, and closer than many realise.
Captain André Jobert, a veteran cavalry officer, joins a newly raised regiment, the 24th Chasseurs à Cheval. As an ex-sergeant, Jobert is a tough, battle-smart combat leader with a penchant for cunning deception and a keen sense for any opportunity to make a little extra cash. Jobert will cut, parry and shoot his way through any obstacle that would stop his young chasseurs from achieving their mission.
Will Jobert's inexperienced company of horse soldiers be ready to do their duty at the pivotal siege of Toulon?
1794. Revolutionary France’s ‘Terror’ enters its second year. The only way the fledgling Republic can feed her massive armies is to invade neighbouring lands.
Veteran cavalry officer Captain André Jobert leads 2nd Company of the 24th Chasseurs à Cheval to join a French infantry division campaigning in the steep and barren passes of the Maritime Alps on the Mediterranean coast.
Join Jobert's company as they lead the French army into a foreign land for the first time against the battle-hardened forces of the massive Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the lurking threat of the British Navy.
1796. Desperate for gold and grain, France focuses on the elimination of Austria as an enemy. Twenty-seven-year-old Napoleon Bonaparte joins a ragged army on a ravaged shore to create a diversion to support the main effort against Vienna.
Promised ‘honour, glory and riches’ by his fifth commander in two years, veteran André Jobert leads his light horsemen, hardened by relentless combat and bitter from endless privations, against the determined and disciplined ranks of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire onto the battlefields of Lodi, Castiglione, Arcole and Rivoli.