IOW, there is no Leonidas, and this particular Spartan is grabbing a bus to Athens - to h*ll with holding the pass!
I feel like a fighter who will have to come back later after the first brave 300 have already died fighting to hold the ground.
But like in Spartan history the elders won’t condone any organized act of war, no they will just let 300 Spartans die first, seems like the same issue nowadays.
Tea Party will just allow 300 martyrs first before sending and army is my guess.
Does your queen know this?