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What a mess the Russian army is! The Emperor running around in charge but not in charge. How confusing! How typical!

Tolstoy is showing s how fractured the Russians had become (Bald Hills factions, the 9 camps of influence around the Emperor). They seem easy to conquer, and Napoleon would sense this.

Shishkov alone had the courage to tell the Emperor to leave the Army because it was messing everything up