Well, hopefully for you Brian is slow in pushing forward...
I have a sneaking suspecision that Brian is going to blast through my lines and
attack the port itself and trap all my Italians before I can get them off the
island. That's what I would do.
Probably too late to work, but probably what you'd need to do is to have established a final line fully fortified in the hills around the port to cover a final turn or two of withdrawals.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man ... weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not [it] an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?