Move 38 – 2000 7 September 1796
Wurmster has completed his deployment along the river Minicio opposite Lonato. He is ready to attack at first light with his 1st, 2nd and 4th divisions.
3rd Austrian division has reached Castellard on its way to raise the siege of Mantua
Bonaparte is also approaching Mantua with 3rd division. He plans to defeat 3rd Austrian division before they can reach the city, and then march north to cut Wurmster’s lines of supply.
Meanwhile 4th and 5th French divisions must hold Lonato against the three Austrian divisions of Wurmster.