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14th Oct '17 11:44:25 AM EDP
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* In the ''ComicBook/TexWiller'' "Rangers of Patagonia" special, once the Argentinian Army has fully mobilized and is about to overrun Patagonia Tex and a group of Patagonian Indians decide to stand behind at a mountain pass to hold the Argentinians one week, so the rest of the Indians (and Kit) will have the time to cross the frontier with Chile and get away. Not only they succeed, but at the end of the week Mendoza, commander of the Argentinian expeditionary force, upon learning of what Tex and the others had stood behind for allowed almost every survivor to just leave, keeping behind only the Indian chief Sayelque because he needed someone to sign the formal surrender.
9th Oct '17 7:10:07 PM SteveMB
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'': In "Hereafter", Batman uses his martial-arts skill to hold his own against the much stronger and tougher Kalibak. When Kalibak sneeringly asks if he thinks he can beat him, Batman replies that he's just trying to stall him. Kalibak asks what he's stalling for... just as Superman lands right behind him.
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19th Sep '17 11:35:21 AM EDP
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** To gain enough time to reach Waterloo without interference, Blucher left behind his III Corps, under command of general von Thielmann (with none else than Clausewitz as his chief of staff). Grouchy eventually managed to force the Prussian III Corps out of the way... ''The day after Waterloo'', just in time for Blucher's triumphant army to arrive and [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere cause Grouchy's retreat to not be wiped out]].
16th Sep '17 3:34:48 AM Piterpicher
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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; the US-led force pushed to hold 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 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 [[UsefulNotes/WhyMaoChangedHisName (then Romanized as Pusan)]]. For about six weeks the KPA continued to try to break through the Pusan Perimeter to capture the city; the US-led force pushed to hold 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 behind their lines at Incheon on September 15.
7th Sep '17 5:49:44 PM ZimFan89
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* In ''Literature/AMorePersonalUnion'', the French do this at Orleans during the Great War, knowing that if they fail to stop the Spanish advance, Paris will fall soon after. [[spoiler: They last long enough for [[BigDamnHeroes English reinforcements to arrive]].]]
19th Aug '17 12:54:10 AM Pastykake
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Fictionally, it is often a form of YouShallNotPass or 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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Fictionally, it is often a form of YouShallNotPass or LastStand, but the goals differ. In the first, the objective is 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.
19th Aug '17 12:53:35 AM Pastykake
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When the "objective" is to kill the enemies, you got yourself a MultiMookMelee.

Fictionally, it is often a form of YouShallNotPass or 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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When the "objective" is to kill the enemies, you you've got yourself a MultiMookMelee.

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.
15th Aug '17 7:38:28 AM Miner-Deviant
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* During WWII 22,800 US paratroopers of the 101st Paratroopers had to hold the line against over 54,000 German Troops with little to no air support for 7 days during the Siege of Bastogne[[note]]this qualifies as a hold the line instead of A siege as the US troops only had to wait for allied air power and other US troops to arrive before the germans could take the vital crossroads at bastogne to use for their tanks and reconquer western europe[[/note]].
27th Jun '17 2:15:26 PM DirtyHarry44Magnum
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* Happens several times in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorVanguard'', most notably the last section of 'Off Target', the bridge section in 'Requiem', the farmhouse section in 'Endgame' and the Final Battle in 'The Crucible'.
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