This is what I likened to an embattled phalanx, once before.
Embattled in the last corner of the world that was left to him.
The printer's boy had faced the embattled oligarchy, and had won.
It is surmounted with an embattled parapet with a turret at each angle.
They are the eyes and ears of the encamped or embattled host.
A term in use for a fesse, bar, or chevron ...