The year is 1528 and Spanish Emperor Fernando Vasquez De Valois has sent troops towards the French town of Marseille. He knows if this town falls, Spain will be given immedeate control of the Mediterranean Sea. As the Spanish troops near the city, cannon fire opens upon them. The cannons unleash a terrible barrage, killing well over a hundred men. Blood sprays the field, as mens flesh falls.
However the army continues the advance, and soon even under heavy cannon fire reaches the narrow streets of the town. The French lay in the back alley ways that line the streets waiting in the dark to launch a massive suprise attack upon their foe...
The War had begun due to claims of succession to the thrown of the renowned French Empire. France had conquered the low countries, Northern half of Italy, begun to take over Canada and Florida, and was now enroaching in on the Holy Roman Empire. However the late king, King Charles De Valois died at the ripe old age of 69. With a weak heir on the throne, Spain saw its chance to combine the two countries into one. The Spanish monarchy having countlessly intermarriaged and had had an alliance with the French crown since late 1399 laid claim to the French throne.
Spain had grown enormously in power. In 1401, they retook Grenada from the Muslims and the people returned to the faith of christianity. Later in 1425 Aragon, Spain's (or Castille during this time period) next door neighbor invaded France. France asked Castille to fufill her obligations of the alliance. Castille followed suit and invaded Aragon with a tremendous force of 50,000 men. The Aragonese army was forced to withdrawl from the invasion of France. The French followed and began the invasion of Navara. Led by General Enrique Fuentes, the Castillian army fought bravely crushing the Aragonese force of 43,000 at Valencia.
With this massive defeat at hand, Aragon surrendered and was annexed by Castille. France took Navara as its trophy. Castille later adopted the name of Spain and in 1451 began a massive crusade against the muslims in Africa. Morroco was the first to fall in the middle of spring 1451. North-West Africa fell within two decades of constant war with both Spain and Naples. Naples took Tunisia, and Spain took Morroco and Algeria. Afterwards Spain experienced years of peace, all the way up to the current invasion of France.
Back to the Battle:
The Spanish troops begin entering into the town, within ten minutes, the French troops unleash their suprise attack. They catch the spanish troops off guard killing close to 200 hundred of them within a few minutes. However the french troops are pushed back mainly due to low numbers. They fell back into hiding. The Spanish were to be a bit more cautious in their approach into the center of town.
While the Spanish army continued to enter the town of Marseille, another Spanish army of 15,000 led by General Francis Marcos was heading deep up north towards Orléans. A French army of 12,000 led by General Aldrick Verana marched to meet them.