Gritty and dramatic. Very nicely rendered as well.
On a slightly comical note: Wouldn't it be ironic if they sent two of their best officers to track down the deserter, reducing their forces by 3 soldiers instead of just 1, thus loosing the battle they could have won if they'd just let the deserter go. Sounds like a funny premise for a Black Adder episode.
This is awesome! But you should show the ones that appeals the most... if not, the message won't be send clearly to the ones that look... this one has a color too similar to each other... so, it's different to divide em