Man of War – Excerpt No. 212

Just as suddenly, he sheathed his blade and reached for a large iron ball and a stick near his feet. The latter was wrapped with fusing that burned brightly. Everyone repeated his motions, doing so without verbal commands to further prevent the enemy discerning what was going on.

He raised the stick up high, sending wisps of smoke sailing through the air, which was joined by nine other streams. He lit the fuse of a small mortar round and lobbed it down the hill. Ten iron shells filled with black powder were sent rolling down the hill.

Ten large black bombs with fuses rolling down a hill. Background and clothes appropriate for 16th century France.

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