Winter, 1812, Napoleon Bonaparte has ammased his forces and is on the brink of invading Russia. Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Yaroslav is been entrusted with the grave responsibility of defending the borders of Moscow. He concocts a strategy to push the First French Empire beyond the shadows of the Russian borders. Alas, fate, as is always the case, intervenes and manueveres the wheels of fortune hither and thither. What ensues was a dramatic shift in the lives of the French, for the Russian empire, and for Vladimir Yaroslav.