"Following this, the surviving Malli surrendered to Alexander's forces, and his beleaguered army moved on, conquering more Indian tribes along the way."
I found the above line in an article where the details regarding the Indian campaign of Macedonian King Alexander is mentioned. The above statements specifically mention the information about Alexander's army at that time when it returned to Greece. I searched the meanings of "beleaguer" which are as follows:
- Lay siege to.
1.1 Put in a very difficult situations
I think the first meaning out of these two is applicable in the case of above sentence.
However, the past participle form of "beleaguer" doesn't appear suitable here. As per the rules mentioned in this British council page , the past participle form shows a "passive voice". But, here the army was the one who beleaguered different places. So, it appears to me that the present participle form "beleaguering" should be used.