Man of War – Excerpt No. 202

“Plenty of time to win before their siesta,” Marc countered. 

“Well, that’s their plan,” Cornay replied.

It was just the two of them, so his Adjutant could speak freely. The fact he hinted that the enemy would not meet their deadline showed the faith he had in their course of action. 

“I aim to teach them a lesson,” Marc quipped. 

“One they’ll never forget.”

“Quite right. Have our Lieutenant arrange sentries for the night from those remaining at the garrison. As soon as they see activity, they raise the alarm and withdraw to the garrison.” Marc then mulled over his plan and added, “The Lieutenant shall let anyone from the town in who requests a safe place to shelter the battle.”

Marc had no desire to throw the Lieutenant into the thick of things. He’ll have other opportunities to test his resolveafter this battle is won.

A couple of soldiers acting as sentries in the night, near an old Spanish fortification. Background and clothing appropriate to the 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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