Move 25 – 1600 3 September 1796
1st and 2nd Austrian divisions launch their attack on Rivoli
Bonaparte arrives on the battlefield with 4th French division just in time.
He orders his cavalry to engage the Austrian horse to allow 4th division to deploy
The Austrian cavalry win the melee and rout the French.
The French cavalry rout causes panic amongst the French gunners, who also flee
Bonaparte has lost his cavalry and artillery and has no alternative but to order a general retreat.
To the west Wurmster has entered Montebello with the other half of the Austrian army
5th French division is marching east towards Verona