This small range covers some of the troop types in the Italian War of 1859, fought by the French Empire and the Kingdom of Sardinia against the Austrian Empire, and which played a crucial part in the process of Italian unification. France and Sardinia had agreed to carve up Italy between them but Austria disagreed, delivering an ultimatum to Sardinia. Upon their refusal, the war began on 26 April and Austria invaded the Kingdom of Sardinia.
The invasion was stopped by the arrival of French troops and the Austrians were defeated at the Battle of Magenta on 4 June. The Franco-Sardinian victory at the Battle of Solferino on 24 June resulted in the end of the war and the signing of the Armistice of Villafranca on 12 July.