Man of War – Excerpt No. 207

While mortars were invaluable as weapons of terror, they had a limited amount of powder and shells. Doctrine called to use them sparingly, but Marc had no intention of leaving anything for the Spanish to use against a potential counter-attack. I’m not the one that has to pay to replenish the stocks

As the infantry broke into a run, the heavy cavalry broke from the treeline and immediately split up into two groups. Doctrine called for them to circle around Marc’s position, and attack his flanks. If they timed it right, the infantry and cavalry would strike at the same time, forcing Marc to defend himself from three sides. It’s a good thing the hill is littered with traps… 

There came the sounds of musket fire from the town. Marc assumed that a smaller team composed primarily of cavalry circled around with plans to attack from the rear. Fortunately Marc had planned for this and his men were ready and were putting up a heavy resistance.

Since horses would not risk jumping over the wooden barriers, they would have to engage on foot. Sėez will see that they are torn to shreds if they try.

Soldiers firing muskets from behind a barricade in a small town. 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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