Man of War – Excerpt No. 235

“They expected us to die, so the King of Spain could lay claim to a victory before signing a peace accord,” Marc added.

If not for the intense cold, Marc would have spit on the floor, just like he wanted to back then. However, the harsh environment of space was just as effective as duty and honour was as the time. I had to maintain decorum

In the end Marc reversed the sequence of the orders. He threw open the gates of the garrison to the townspeople. They cleaned their stores of provisions within an hour, compensation for the land and crops contaminated by the battle they fought the vanity of a king. Without our supplies, they may not have made it through the winter months.

Next they set up charges throughout the garrison. At sunset, they lit the fuses, turning what was once their home into a fireworks display. 

Soldiers blowing up a fortification at night with fireworks. Clothes and setting appropriate to 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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