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5th Dec '16 8:11:47 PM TrollMan
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* Every single ''Franchise/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' has the protagonist have to survive against increasingly aggressive homicidal robots out to get them from 12 AM to 6 AM for at least five days. They are never able to fight back, and are only given a few varying measures to temporarily keep them at bay like doors that can be closed for short periods, a flashlight that can be shone to confuse them, or a mask to fool them.
5th Dec '16 5:57:02 AM Morbuss
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** ''2'' had so many of these tedalOfHonor'' series is loaded with these kinds of objectives, such as defending the house in MOHAA's "Battle in the Bocage"(which is [[CallBack called back to]] in Brecourt Manor and Pointe du Hoc from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 1'' and ''2'', respectively), "The Bridge", which is also a SnipingMission and EscortMission, and the penultimate battle of ''[=MoHAA=]: Spearhead''. In some levels you have to "Break the Line".

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** ''2'' had so many of these tedalOfHonor'' the ''Franchise/MedalOfHonor'' series is loaded with these kinds of objectives, such as defending the house in MOHAA's "Battle in the Bocage"(which is [[CallBack called back to]] in Brecourt Manor and Pointe du Hoc from ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 1'' and ''2'', respectively), "The Bridge", which is also a SnipingMission and EscortMission, and the penultimate battle of ''[=MoHAA=]: Spearhead''. In some levels you have to "Break the Line".


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** The Demolition and Safeguard gamemodes in the Call of Duty multiplayer heavily run off this trope. In Demolition, the defense must protect two bombsites from destruction, while the offense attempts to destroy them. Much of the game revolves around the defense pinning the offense until one lucky saboteur sneaks through and plants a bomb, at which point it switches for the offense to hold the line until the bomb blows up. In Safeguard, the offense is tasked with escorting a non-combatant to the goal, while the defense uses every trick they have to prevent that from happening.
28th Nov '16 11:54:21 AM megarockman
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* Non-military example: defensive stops in American football by a team holding a lead of 4 to 8 points (a deficit that could be overcome with a touchdown but not a field goal) near the end of the game. If they can just prevent the offense from gaining the first-down line (or for more drama, the goal line if the offense gets that close) after four downs...

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* Non-military example: defensive stops in American football by a team holding a lead of 4 to 8 points (a deficit that could be overcome with a touchdown but not a field goal) near the end of the game. If they can just prevent the offense from gaining the first-down line (or for more drama, the goal line if the offense gets that close) after until four downs...downs or the clock runs out...
28th Nov '16 11:53:40 AM megarockman
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* Non-military example: defensive stops in American football by a team holding a lead of 4 to 8 points (a deficit that could be overcome with a touchdown but not a field goal) near the end of the game. If they can just prevent the offense from gaining the first-down line (or for more drama, the goal line if the offense gets that close) after four downs...
28th Nov '16 11:44:35 AM megarockman
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* The early months of the Korean War (June and July 1950) went excellently for North Korea, taking over most of the southern part of the peninsula and pushing the UN force (mostly South Korean, US, and some Commonwealth troops) into a 140-mile defensive perimeter around the last major port outside the control of the Korean People's Army - Busan [[WhyMaoChangedHisName (then Romanized as Pusan)]]. For about six weeks the KPA continued to try to break through the Pusan Perimeter to capture the city while the US-led force pushed to hold the line while ground forces from Japan could be ferried over to build up their troop strength. Eventually, the KPA were forced to retreat due to hampered supply lines needing to come all the way from the north, especially after the successful amphibious landing by UN forces behind their lines at Incheon on September 15.

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* The early months of the Korean War (June and July 1950) went excellently for North Korea, taking over most of the southern part of the peninsula and pushing the UN force (mostly South Korean, US, and some Commonwealth troops) into a 140-mile defensive perimeter around the last major port outside the control of the Korean People's Army - Busan [[WhyMaoChangedHisName (then Romanized as Pusan)]]. For about six weeks the KPA continued to try to break through the Pusan Perimeter to capture the city while city; the US-led force pushed to hold the line them off while ground forces from Japan could be ferried over to build up their troop strength. Eventually, the KPA were forced to retreat due to hampered supply lines needing to come all the way from the north, especially after the UN launched a successful amphibious landing by UN forces behind their lines at Incheon on September 15.
28th Nov '16 11:31:48 AM megarockman
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* The early months of the Korean War (June and July 1950) went excellently for North Korea, taking over most of the southern part of the peninsula and forcing the UN force (mostly South Korean, US, and some UK troops) into a 140-mile defensive perimeter around the last major port outside the control of the Korean People's Army - Busan [[WhyMaoChangedHisName (then Romanized as Pusan)]]. For about six weeks the KPA continued to try to break through the Pusan Perimeter to capture the city while the US-led force pushed to hold the line while ground forces from Japan could be ferried over to build up their troop strength. Eventually, the KPA were forced to retreat due to hampered supply lines needing to come all the way from the north, especially after the successful amphibious landing by UN forces behind their lines at Incheon on September 15.

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* The early months of the Korean War (June and July 1950) went excellently for North Korea, taking over most of the southern part of the peninsula and forcing pushing the UN force (mostly South Korean, US, and some UK Commonwealth troops) into a 140-mile defensive perimeter around the last major port outside the control of the Korean People's Army - Busan [[WhyMaoChangedHisName (then Romanized as Pusan)]]. For about six weeks the KPA continued to try to break through the Pusan Perimeter to capture the city while the US-led force pushed to hold the line while ground forces from Japan could be ferried over to build up their troop strength. Eventually, the KPA were forced to retreat due to hampered supply lines needing to come all the way from the north, especially after the successful amphibious landing by UN forces behind their lines at Incheon on September 15.
28th Nov '16 11:30:31 AM megarockman
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* At the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War, the 20th Maine, which held the far left end of the Union line on the second day of battle, was nearly overwhelmed by Confederate forces attempting to flank the formation and break through to the Union rear area. Colonel Joushua Lawrence Chamberlin, the 20th's commanding officer, ordered his men to increase their spacing to extend his position, "refuse the line" (draw back at a right angle to the existing formation), and hold position. After enduring multiple waves of oncoming Confederate soldiers, and with nearly the entire unit either dead, injured, or out of ammunition, Chamberlin ordered his men to meet the final assault with a bayonet charge. The tactic caught the Confederate forces off guard, and broke their momentum, saving the Union flank.
** A less celebrated but even more notable example was on the Union right, where Union troops held on to Culp's Hill[[note]]This is the hill Trimble is venting about to Lee in ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''[[/note]] with their fingernails against one after another attempt by the Confederates to dislodge them. ''For three days.'' With the most significant action finding a heavily outnumbered brigade of the Union XII Corps facing three brigades of Allegheny Johnson's division of Ewell's corps during the night of the second day.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stamford_Bridge The Viking at Stamford Bridge]]. A lone Viking berserker, who's badassery is credited for ''creating'' the HornyVikings trope, held the bridge against the advancing Saxon line determined to buy his brethren time to reorganize. And that he did: ''For close to an hour this one guy tore through the English like tissue paper, completely unfazed by the injuries he was taking''. He was finally brought down by a Saxon who floated down the river in a barrel and stabbed him through the bridge with a spear [[GroinAttack in a fairly undignified manner]].
* During the First Crusade, in a rare moment of genuine heroism by the Crusaders who had otherwise been rather distinctly ''unheroic'' for much of that fiasco; there came the Battle of Dorylaeum, where the Crusders under the command of Bohemond of Taranto held a shield wall formation that protected numerous noncombatants for nearly ''seven hours'' against the Turkish onslaught led by Kilij Arslan I, in full armor under the burning Middle Eastern sun in a marshy riverbank. The Crusaders then managed to win the battle after reinforcements arrived allowing the defense to rally.



* The Mexican victory at Puebla on UsefulNotes/CincoDeMayo during France's invasion in the 1860s delayed the French advance on Mexico City for over a year. This gave Mexican President [[BadassNative Benito]] [[MagnificentBastard Juarez]] time to organize a GovernmentInExile and LaResistance before fleeing, it also prevented the French from linking up with the Confederates in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and gave the Union time to turn the tables on the Confederates.
* At the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War, the 20th Maine, which held the far left end of the Union line on the second day of battle, was nearly overwhelmed by Confederate forces attempting to flank the formation and break through to the Union rear area. Colonel Joushua Lawrence Chamberlin, the 20th's commanding officer, ordered his men to increase their spacing to extend his position, "refuse the line" (draw back at a right angle to the existing formation), and hold position. After enduring multiple waves of oncoming Confederate soldiers, and with nearly the entire unit either dead, injured, or out of ammunition, Chamberlin ordered his men to meet the final assault with a bayonet charge. The tactic caught the Confederate forces off guard, and broke their momentum, saving the Union flank.
** A less celebrated but even more notable example was on the Union right, where Union troops held on to Culp's Hill[[note]]This is the hill Trimble is venting about to Lee in ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''[[/note]] with their fingernails against one after another attempt by the Confederates to dislodge them. ''For three days.'' With the most significant action finding a heavily outnumbered brigade of the Union XII Corps facing three brigades of Allegheny Johnson's division of Ewell's corps during the night of the second day.
* The Battle of Rorke's Drift was an example - although only the Zulu commander knew this at the time. Having been ordered to join up with the main Zulu army there was only so long he could spend trying to wipe out the British garrison.



** In fact, this is what WWI was in general -- two sides, dug in, holding the line against each other. With the addition of machine guns and chemical weapons like chlorine and mustard gas, the end result was an unendingly bloody meat grinder. (And yet UsefulNotes/WorldWarII surpassed it on so many levels as to defy imagining.)
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stamford_Bridge The Viking at Stamford Bridge]]. A lone Viking berserker, who's badassery is credited for ''creating'' the HornyVikings trope, held the bridge against the advancing Saxon line determined to buy his brethren time to reorganize. And that he did: ''For close to an hour this one guy tore through the English like tissue paper, completely unfazed by the injuries he was taking''. He was finally brought down by a Saxon who floated down the river in a barrel and stabbed him through the bridge with a spear [[GroinAttack in a fairly undignified manner]].

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** In fact, this is what WWI was in general general, especially the Western Front -- two sides, dug in, holding the line against each other. With the addition of machine guns and chemical weapons like chlorine and mustard gas, the end result was an unendingly bloody meat grinder. (And yet UsefulNotes/WorldWarII surpassed it on so many levels as to defy imagining.)
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Stamford_Bridge The Viking at Stamford Bridge]]. A lone Viking berserker, who's badassery is credited for ''creating'' the HornyVikings trope, held the bridge against the advancing Saxon line determined to buy his brethren time to reorganize. And that he did: ''For close to an hour this one guy tore through the English like tissue paper, completely unfazed by the injuries he was taking''. He was finally brought down by a Saxon who floated down the river in a barrel and stabbed him through the bridge with a spear [[GroinAttack in a fairly undignified manner]].
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* During the First Crusade, in a rare moment of genuine heroism by the Crusaders who had otherwise been rather distinctly ''unheroic'' for much of that fiasco; there came the Battle of Dorylaeum, where the Crusders under the command of Bohemond of Taranto held a shield wall formation that protected numerous noncombatants for nearly ''seven hours'' against the Turkish onslaught led by Kilij Arslan I, in full armor under the burning Middle Eastern sun in a marshy riverbank. The Crusaders then managed to win the battle after reinforcements arrived allowing the defense to rally.
* The Battle of Rorke's Drift was an example - although only the Zulu commander knew this at the time. Having been ordered to join up with the main Zulu army there was only so long he could spend trying to wipe out the British garrison.
* The Mexican victory at Puebla on UsefulNotes/CincoDeMayo during France's invasion in the 1860s delayed the French advance on Mexico City for over a year. This gave Mexican President [[BadassNative Benito]] [[MagnificentBastard Juarez]] time to organize a GovernmentInExile and LaResistance before fleeing, it also prevented the French from linking up with the Confederates in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and gave the Union time to turn the tables on the Confederates.

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* During The early months of the First Crusade, in a rare moment Korean War (June and July 1950) went excellently for North Korea, taking over most of genuine heroism by the Crusaders who had otherwise been rather distinctly ''unheroic'' for much southern part of that fiasco; there came the Battle of Dorylaeum, where peninsula and forcing the Crusders under UN force (mostly South Korean, US, and some UK troops) into a 140-mile defensive perimeter around the command of Bohemond of Taranto held a shield wall formation that protected numerous noncombatants for nearly ''seven hours'' against last major port outside the Turkish onslaught led by Kilij Arslan I, in full armor under control of the burning Middle Eastern sun in a marshy riverbank. The Crusaders then managed to win Korean People's Army - Busan [[WhyMaoChangedHisName (then Romanized as Pusan)]]. For about six weeks the battle KPA continued to try to break through the Pusan Perimeter to capture the city while the US-led force pushed to hold the line while ground forces from Japan could be ferried over to build up their troop strength. Eventually, the KPA were forced to retreat due to hampered supply lines needing to come all the way from the north, especially after reinforcements arrived allowing the defense to rally.
* The Battle of Rorke's Drift was an example - although only the Zulu commander knew this
successful amphibious landing by UN forces behind their lines at the time. Having been ordered to join up with the main Zulu army there was only so long he could spend trying to wipe out the British garrison.
* The Mexican victory at Puebla
Incheon on UsefulNotes/CincoDeMayo during France's invasion in the 1860s delayed the French advance on Mexico City for over a year. This gave Mexican President [[BadassNative Benito]] [[MagnificentBastard Juarez]] time to organize a GovernmentInExile and LaResistance before fleeing, it also prevented the French from linking up with the Confederates in the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar and gave the Union time to turn the tables on the Confederates. September 15.
23rd Nov '16 9:56:01 AM ChaoticNovelist
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ProtectionMission is this combined with defending a stationary object. Compare TheSiege.

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ProtectionMission is this combined with defending a stationary object. Compare TheSiege.
TheSiege. It is similar to and yet quite different from HoldingTheFloor; talking for a long period of time without pause instead of fighting.
21st Nov '16 11:22:08 PM misawadaichi
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Divekick}}'', this is how time overs are settled due to it's one hit kill battle system. Whoever is closer to the center of the stage when time is called wins the round.
1st Nov '16 10:45:57 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Fictionally, often a form of YouShallNotPass or LastStand.

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Fictionally, it is often a form of YouShallNotPass or LastStand.
LastStand but the goals differ. In the first, the objective to save the rest of the unit. In the second, the goal is to defeat as many of the enemy as possible before being killed. In this trope, the objective is to stall for time.
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