The struggle of Italy vs. Austria reared its ugly head every few years and Italy failed in its attempts to shake the Austrian yoke from her neck. The last attempt was 1848 and the haphazard attempt by Italy to unite fell into ruin. This year, 1859, would be different thought King Emanuele II of Savoy. With great effort all of the pieces that made up Italy formed together to fight for independence. With a little outside help from Napoleon the III, the defeat of the Austrians seemed close at hand.
The Battle of Antonio's Farm on a late summer day in 1859 scarcely finds space in the history books but it proved a pivotal battle in bolstering Italy's confidence against her dreaded enemy.
The night before, Italian scouts informed the king that the Austrians were only a few miles away and marching towards them. In an act of defiance, King Emanuele grabbed the Savoy Flag and planted it firmly into the courtyard of Antonio's home. His army looked on with grim determination and pride as they attempted to rest before the next mornings battle. The king paced throughout the night forming his battle plan and arranging his troops in what he hoped would send the Austrians back to their homeland.
As the sun rose that fateful morning, the king sent his generals out with their final orders. They drew up their ranks and waited for the Austrians to arrive.
This battle used 10mm pendragon figures and Piquet's Field of Battle.