But the FSA battalion, weakened from months of being under siege, did not have enough ammunition to engage ISIS in the fight.
In fact, ask any battalion leader and they will tell you that the point man is vital to a mission.
Our battalion suffered six fatalities in a three-week period.
Up in the tower, Bucca was joined by battalion Chief Orio Palmer, who had managed to get a freight elevator to bring him part way.
The company gets that same report from all of its platoons then gives the picture to the battalion.
battalion, stand at—— after which they awaited with feverish nervousness the word of command.
We had a transfer from the 1st battalion who had also been in the Crimea.
But on the seventh day Charles led a battalion of his biggest, fiercest Germans straight against the Moorish center.
The battalion with the Colonel was all ready for the bloody charge.
Major McFarland, of the latter, fell nobly at the head of his battalion.
1580s, from Middle French bataillon (16c.), from Italian battaglione "battle squadron," from diminutive of Vulgar Latin battalia "battle," from Latin bauttere "to beat" (see batter (v.)). Specific sense of "part of a regiment" is from 1708.
Madame, lui répondit-il, ne vous y fiez pas: j'ay tôujours vû Dieu do coté des gros Batallions. [E.Boursault, 1702]