The French are attacking and the Austrians are defending. Battlefield Guides for Northern Italy. Photo credits Photos by Lionel A. Bouchon. The rear guard was defeated, but the main body of Johann Peter Beaulieu's Austrian Army had time to retreat. The Austrians, marching in disorganized groups, begin the battle attempting to … On the death of Sikander Lodi in 1518, his son Ibrahim Lodi succeeded him. After the defeat, Mahmud Lodi fled eastwards and again posed a challenge to Babur two years later at the Battle of Ghaghra. The Battle of Lodi is the first (and, without DLC, only) battle available initially. The First Battle of Panipat. The Battle of Lodi and the Italian campaign that preceded it are not especially famous battles in the Napoleonic Wars. The first battle of Panipat was fought in 1526 between Babur and Ibrahim Lodi. Ibrahim Lodi's brother, Mahmud Lodi, declared himself Sultan and continued to resist Mughal forces. Battle. He was engaged in putting down the revolts of his nobles, when news of Rana Sanga’s encroachments reached him. Winning the Battle of Lodi unlocks subsequent battles. Lodi. The Battle of Lodi was fought on May 10, 1796 between French forces under General Napoleon Bonaparte and an Austrian rear guard led by Karl Philipp Sebottendorf at Lodi, Lombardy. The rear guard was defeated, but the main body of Johann Peter Beaulieu 's Austrian Army had time to retreat The French advance guard caught up with Josef Vukassovich's Austrian rear-guard at about 9 am on 10 … Photos by Floriane Grau. He provided around 4,000 Afghan soldiers to Rana Sanga in Battle of Khanwa. Photos made by people outside the Napoleon & Empire association. The Battle of Lodi was fought on May 10, 1796 between French forces under General Napoleon Bonaparte and an Austrian rear guard led by Karl Philipp Sebottendorf at Lodi, Lombardy. General Bonaparte gives his orders, in The Battle of Lodi, by Louis-François, Baron Lejeune. He prepared an army and marched against Mewar.The Maharana advanced to meet him and the two armies met near the village of Khatoli on the borders of Haravati (Haraoti). Photos by Marie-Albe Grau. It was at the battle of Lodi that Napoleon Bonaparte proved himself to his men and won the nickname The Little Corporal.. But they do illustrate some important aspects about how warfare was changing and what that can tell us about the society of the time. The French were trying to trap General Beaulieu's Austrians but tardiness allowed … Map of the battle Enlarge. A relatively minor engagement against the Austrian rear guard defending the bridge over the Adda River in the Italian village of Lodi, this battle was nevertheless instrumental in the development of Bonaparte’s self-perception and of his public image as a great commander. Photos by Michèle Grau-Ghelardi. 10 May 1796. Religion Photos by Didier Grau. Testimony.