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Cafbain takes him time checking the sentry. He's frozen solid, still standing up, clothes dry. Covered in snow, rigid as wood but basically dry. He was leaning against the wall so maybe that explains it but it is odd that his eyes and mouth are wide open like his death was sudden and terrifying rather than a slow freezing death Several times, while closely inspecting the frozen sentry, you shiver uncontrollably (OOC - hard to explain, like your skin crawling??) but you know it's not from the cold.

Looking around, the group finds nothing suspicious as far as where the 'water' may have come from. Nothing on the roof, no buckets nearby that are large enough to hold that amount of liquid to cover such a big area in a single dump.

As for the road, there are some tracks, older tracks that are mostly covered with windblown snow. You can tell that troops have moved along the road, multiple groups, heading west, a day or more since you arrived at this place. While most are on foot, there are some hoove prints scattered among them. Unfortunately, they are too old to tell if these were French Cavalry, Cossack or a mixture of both. Most of the road is flanked on one or both sides by slightly higher ground and the area is heavily wooded so you should be able to find good cover and concealment as you move through the area. The wind, if it continues later into the day, should also muffle any sounds of your movement.

Finally, in between all the investigating and resupplying of items, you manage to get warm and fill your bellies with what you can scrounge from the others in the ruined shack.


it's slightly after noon . . . .
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Agreed.

Do we have a map or something like that ? A general clue of what our next waypoint is ?
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Agreed.

Do we have a map or something like that ? A general clue of what our next waypoint is ?
Would be great, but AFAIK not in the inventory so far.
Let's just leave this place before it gets too late. It will be dark soon.
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Yes definitely.

Who'll write the actual order ? We need a route - presumably west along the road.

I suggest we keep rear guards to side of the road and move the rest on the road to make speed.

At certain intervals new rear guards should be left behind while the others catch up ?

The front team should keep an eye out for a new shelter, since it's already late in the day.
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Let's see if the others can chime in, lest it is just you and me.
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Obviously to determine a plan of march we need to know our number.
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Cafbain is concerned.

If we are going to move it must be now. We've already lost most of the morning and this reduce the chances of finding another shelter by nightfall today.

If we do not move by noon, we may as well stay in this shelter and use the time to develop a plan.

Cafbain says: "If we leave now, I will take the lead. I can act as a scout with the rest of you following behind. My intent is to leave the shelter walk away from the road before looping back on to it about 250 meters further West... Just to help confuse any possible pursuers."

He looks around waiting for comments - They are officers (a general?) and NCOs among the group. They may have other ideas.
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Well I have a brigadiers uniform

If we are to do a (road) march we need group orders though, and for that we need to know our number.

Do we have any NPCs with us or is it just the four of us ?

If so there's little use in splitting up.

For the rest it seems we all agree to move out soon, and exercise tactical caution while moving and look for shelter from the start.

A move out hour before noon, would be appreciated if possible.

Perhaps DD can work with that.
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