Sorry, behind again! I will get there!
In this chapter, Nikolai manages to get his crazy dream come true, and it sent out with a message for Kutuzov. (However, as Tolstoy tells us, despite Nikolai’s joy, this is just a stalling move on the part of General Bagration.)
But as Nikolai rides, and we cross from the right side of the Russian line (where things are relatively quiet) to the left side (where the army is getting absolutely hammered by the French), the chaos gradually grows. This chapter is more a series of vignettes, but all of them are fully realised – probably most memorable is where Nikolai almost gets runs over by the Horse Guards . . .