Man of War – Excerpt No. 228

“I was worried,” Emilie said. “Your men said it was quite the battle. Most of us were afraid to leave our homes until they told us it was safe.” 

“Win?” Marc asked.

He preferred not to make assumptions. He could not imagine how devastating it would be to find out days later than he was in a cell. They did outnumber us

“Jean-Charles (Cornay) said their commander was killed when that mortar went off,” Émilie said. “Apparently your men rallied to you, whereas the Spaniards sounded a retreat.”

That was good news and while they were vulnerable, his Adjudant would ensure they shored up their defences… assuming we have enough men to defend what’s left

Blonde talking to a wounded soldier laying in the bed. Background and clothes 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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