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I am very sorry to say that my good friend, Romain Baulesch, whom reenactors will know for his leadership of the Austrian forces since we first met in 1989, has passed away after a short illness, aged just 62, leaving his wife, Margot, and two children. Those of you, who bought Ian Castle's MAA on Aspern and Wagram, will know Romain's paintings, which were actually the inspiration for osprey's battle scene in every Campaign book thereafter. Reenactors will of course know that after he saw the first Napoleonic Association trip to Austria and the Czech republic in September 1989 that he has been the driving force behind much of the bicentennial re-enactment across central Europe, especially in Italy. To me, he was always the proprietor of the "Hotel Baulesch", putting me up in return for a few beers and making all my research possible. He was an outstanding linguist, who could just switch between languages in ways that most of us Brits could not even imagine. His driving skills were such that he drove a Galaxy up the slope at Eckmuhl during a short research trip to Bavaria with myself and Ian Castle. So, as the latest of a number of well-known names have passed away during the bicentennial period, I shall end with "Ein Hoch auf Romain" (Cheers, Romain), so many will miss you. God bless.
Romain in his full Generalmajor's regalia http://memirr.com/Living%20History%20images/AusGeneral.jpg
Last Edited By: DaveH Mar 20 15 6:18 PM. Edited 1 time