- Sep 2016
I don t understand why the allied didn t win this war.The English could debark in Belgium,and the Austrians had just to retreat-instead of stationing in Ulm-in the direction of the Russians,and after joining them,waiting for the entrance of Prussia in the war.
However, Kutuzov managed to pull off his retreat and Napoleon was in really dangerous situation. Allies now had advantage over him and with each new day their positions became stronger. More and more allied forces gathered towards the main theatre of war. Russians and Austrians would achieve great numerical superiority over Napoleon, if they were patient enough. However, Alexander I was still young and dreamed of military glory. Napoleon also managed to bait them into attempting to crush the French army with 1 decisive battle and not through attrition.
Prussian diplomat was actually heading to Napoleon with ultimatum. But when he arrived, Austerlitz had already happened.
Austrians Netherlands ( Belgium ) was also conquered by France at that time.