Man of War – Excerpt No. 142

Six months later, at the tender age of twenty-one, Marc was in a tavern with his senior staff. By now, he should have had a subordinate officer, but the promise of men and equipment seldomly materialised. Instead we are told to make due

The fortification that housed his garrison was built for a force the quarter of their size. To accommodate the men, those not on duty were free to go into town, since the kitchen was inadequate for their numbers. The garrison interacting with the locals helped relations immensely. They actually look forward to our return

Picture of a small Spanish fort, filled with soldiers conducting drill. Clothes and background appropriate for 16th century France.

Disclaimer: This excerpt from Man of War is currently in development. There may be typos, errors, omissions, inconsistencies and so forth.


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