History Main / ArmyScout

19th Dec '15 11:49:21 AM MarkLungo
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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[EnemyMine cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for [[WeAreStrugglingTogether reasons]] that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider scouting a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest other colonial forces]] so they were recruited as scouts rather then units.

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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[EnemyMine cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for [[WeAreStrugglingTogether reasons]] that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider scouting a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest [[UsefulNotes/KiplingsFinest other colonial forces]] so they were recruited as scouts rather then units.



6th Dec '15 3:10:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''TheUrthbloodSaga'', Urthfist, the [[CainAndAbel brother]] [[ArchEnemy and mortal foe]] of the titular character, regularly uses squads of three Long Patrol hares to scout out the area around his home mountain of Salamandastron, to be on the lookout for his brother's return. There is also a special squad consisting of only a single hare called [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Traveller]] whose job is to go father afield to spy on Urthblood and his army.

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* In ''TheUrthbloodSaga'', ''Fanfic/TheUrthbloodSaga'', Urthfist, the [[CainAndAbel brother]] [[ArchEnemy and mortal foe]] of the titular character, regularly uses squads of three Long Patrol hares to scout out the area around his home mountain of Salamandastron, to be on the lookout for his brother's return. There is also a special squad consisting of only a single hare called [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Traveller]] whose job is to go father afield to spy on Urthblood and his army.



* In ''TheOutlawJoseyWales'', the title character is pursued by scouts.
* ''{{Gettysburg}}'' depicts Civil War scouts performing several functions.
* ''TheBurrowers'' includes a Native American scout who cannot accurately translate another Indian's language. When the imprisoned Indian taunts him, he tortures the prisoner.

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* In ''TheOutlawJoseyWales'', ''Film/TheOutlawJoseyWales'', the title character is pursued by scouts.
* ''{{Gettysburg}}'' ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}'' depicts Civil War scouts performing several functions.
* ''TheBurrowers'' ''Film/TheBurrowers'' includes a Native American scout who cannot accurately translate another Indian's language. When the imprisoned Indian taunts him, he tortures the prisoner.



* ''RedDeadRevolver'' includes the Buffalo Soldier character, who is representative of an Army scout.

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* ''RedDeadRevolver'' ''VideoGame/RedDeadRevolver'' includes the Buffalo Soldier character, who is representative of an Army scout.



* JackKirby pulled this duty when he was a private in World War II when an officer learned he was an artist. This meant that he had to be the first to enter hostile territory alone and draw maps of it. It was only time he regretted his calling while trying to survive that dangerous posting.

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* JackKirby Creator/JackKirby pulled this duty when he was a private in World War II when an officer learned he was an artist. This meant that he had to be the first to enter hostile territory alone and draw maps of it. It was only time he regretted his calling while trying to survive that dangerous posting.
20th Sep '15 5:09:27 PM nombretomado
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* One of the first modern wars where Army Scouts were formalised was the [[NapoleonicWars Peninsular War]], where not only the British could rely (sorta) on local guerilla, but also established a corps of native-born scouts under Maj. George Scovell (codebreaker, founder of the British military police, military theorist, and general badass). Cavalry and Staff officers who were specially trained in drawing maps were responsible for scouting French positions and potential battlefields, alone or in pairs.

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* One of the first modern wars where Army Scouts were formalised was the [[NapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars Peninsular War]], where not only the British could rely (sorta) on local guerilla, but also established a corps of native-born scouts under Maj. George Scovell (codebreaker, founder of the British military police, military theorist, and general badass). Cavalry and Staff officers who were specially trained in drawing maps were responsible for scouting French positions and potential battlefields, alone or in pairs.
10th Aug '15 8:55:16 PM Odon
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\n* Used as LoopholeAbuse in ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'', when the protagonist pisses off one-too-many people and gets thrown out of the army, the Uncle Ira Group reenlists him under an old law as an 'Indian Scout'.




* Immortal of the week Kearne in ''{{Series/Highlander}}'', who led a massacre on the group of Lakota Duncan was living with,killing Mac's lover,Little Deer,and her son Kiani. Duncan beheaded him much later with a spear.

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* Immortal of the week Kearne in ''{{Series/Highlander}}'', who led a massacre on the group of Lakota Duncan was living with,killing with, killing Mac's lover,Little Deer,and lover, Little Deer, and her son Kiani. Duncan beheaded him much later with a spear.
22nd Jul '15 6:16:30 PM randomtroper89
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** Because the Nez Perce had bad blood with the Sioux, several army scouts were Nez Perce in the Sioux wars. Given Chief Joseph's famous retreat it shows that history is always more complex on closer examination. And that [[ThirtyXanatosPileup politics is convoluted.]]

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** Because the Nez Perce had bad blood with the Sioux, several army scouts were Nez Perce in the Sioux wars. Given Chief Joseph's famous retreat it shows that history is always more complex on closer examination. And that [[ThirtyXanatosPileup [[GambitPileup politics is convoluted.]]
18th Jun '15 7:14:34 PM eroock
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* The boy Ivan in ''Film/IvansChildhood'' acts as one for the Soviet Army in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Taking advantage of his small size, he proved successful on reconnaissance missions.
22nd May '15 6:15:55 PM eroock
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See also {{Ranger}}, MountainMan, CavalryOfficer.

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See also {{Ranger}}, MountainMan, CavalryOfficer.CavalryOfficer and ScarilyCompetentTracker.
17th Jan '15 10:36:25 AM jastay3
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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[WeAreStrugglingTogether cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for reasons that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider scouting a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest other colonial forces]] so they were recruited as scouts rather then units.

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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[WeAreStrugglingTogether [[EnemyMine cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for reasons [[WeAreStrugglingTogether reasons]] that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider scouting a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest other colonial forces]] so they were recruited as scouts rather then units.
17th Jan '15 9:36:03 AM jastay3
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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[WeAreStrugglingTogether cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for reasons that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider scouting a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest other colonial forces.]]

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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[WeAreStrugglingTogether cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for reasons that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider scouting a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest other colonial forces.]]forces]] so they were recruited as scouts rather then units.
17th Jan '15 9:34:58 AM jastay3
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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[WeAreStrugglingTogether cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for reasons that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider it a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest other colonial forces.]]

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* It was common in the Indian Wars to use scouts from tribes that were [[WeAreStrugglingTogether cobeligerent]] with TheGovernment for reasons that often predated the White's arrival on the scene and would simply consider it scouting a way of carrying on their own tribe's particular war. As the tribes that gave the toughest resistance would be the ones who were most powerful and therefore the ones who had gained enemies along the way that makes reasonable sense. Aside from their wilderness skills making them valueable in that area, Indians disliked regimentalization to much to be recruited on the same terms as [[KiplingsFinest other colonial forces.]]
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