Having a string of reverses in the Peninsula, the British find themselves back on their heels, as the victorious French press on. To gain time in order to allow the main body to make good its escape, a reinforced British brigade takes up a holding position across a defile. The British holding force is tasked with preventing the French from advancing through the defile. Failing that, the goal is to at least delay the French forces until the cover of darkness allows the holding force to sneak away.
|View of the Defile|
|The British Holding Force|
|The French Pursuers|
Of course, strategies and tactics are not confined to Old Trousers. Assume this action will be fought using your favorite Napoleonic battalion level rules. Battalion level in the sense that the basic maneuver unit is the infantry battalion or cavalry squadron.
I look forward to seeing suggestions on this tactical problem.