Man of War – Excerpt No. 204

From his vantage point Marc caught movement from within the woods. The large outline of horses indicated the calvary were moving into position. That meant el Comandante’s soldiers were diverted until the cavalry could sweep in to wreak havoc. We’re nothing more than a speck of dirt in the eyes of a cavalryman….

When the soldiers were about a third of the way up the hill, Marc nodded to his Adjudant. After they counted down from three, the two of them raised their swords in the air.

Seconds after the signal was made, there came a muffled blast. As the heavy mortar flew up high in the sky, eight Frenchmen popped out from out of their trenches and fired off muskets.

Soldiers firing their muskets from a trench. Background and clothing appropriate to the 16th Century France.

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