In 1796 Napoleon was made the commander of the Army of Italy, which meant that he was ordered to attack Austrian forces in Northern Italy.
That was a great victory men, let's keep on going so we don't lose this streak.
On April 12th, 1796 Napoleon would win the first major battle of his long and successful career. This battle was called the Battle of Montenotte. He defeated two sections of the Austrian army, despite his army being severely weaker.
Finally my first win as commander, and against a better trained and bigger army, im proud of you boys.
Now, Napoleon would be challenged with one of the most difficult battles and tasks that he was ever asked to do. He had to invade into Austria. This by itself was a very hard task, since there were two routs into Austria, and he could not leave one of them unguarded, as that was what ultimately stopped the Austrians from getting back the parts of Italy that they lost. Thankfully, to make his job easier, he at that point had the largest army of France at his disposal, and was now one of the most successful generals that anyone had ever seen.
Which way to go and which one to leave more guarded, we can't let the mistake that happened to the Austrians happen to us.
On the 9th of November 1799, Napoleon invaded the city of Vienna, which resulted in a victory for him, and ultimately was a key victory for the eventual future victory at the Battle of Austerlitz, which is regarded as Napoleons greatest victory ever.
Another victory, this will result in a promotion for sure.