Schröer is pleased with Kruspe's drawing (right). In particular the colonel's wine-face ("Weingesicht") gives a striking portrait of the confident bon-vivant. But in Götz' watercolour (above) the colonel's face has a more healthy complexion.
Death is dressed like a dragoon, and seizes the object the colonel has in his right hand. Schröer thinks it's a pair of binoculars, but in the watercolour it is unmistakably a gun.
Der Tod zum Husaren-Obersten Menzel:
Death's last word is different in Götz: »Helden-Orden« (order of heroes) instead of »Todten-Orden« (order of dead).
Schröer added a parenthetical "l" in the colonel's last line, turning "Schuss" into "Schluss". I don't see why. Neither Götz nor Pohle have seen any need to alter it, and "Schuss" (shot) fits in with Death wringing the gun from the colonel.