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Scouts are [[unit]]s that can go behind enemy lines and and observe enemy movements and numbers, notably ''without'' needing a [[Warlord]] to be [[stack]]ed with them to avoid them from automatically attacking upon encountering enemy units. They seem able to choose when to engage enemy units, if at all.
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There are several types of unit that can fulfill the role of scout, including [[Men]] and [[Wildlife]]. [[Haffaton]] used men as scouts, outfitting some with very good [[Veil]] capable [[Raiment]]. [[Transylvito]] [[Warlord]]s are able to use multiple [[Doombats]] and see through their eyes as a form of [[Natural Magic]], possibly [[Lookamancy]] or [[Thinkamancy]]. [[Charlie]]'s [[Archon]]s are also capable of scouting, being particularly good thanks to their [[Foolamancy]].
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Scouts have limits in how far they can "see" in terms of [[hex]]es. Count [[Vinny Doombats]]' Doombats were only able to report on whatever units are in the same hex as them.
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It's not been explicitly established how the scouting unit relays the intelligence they gather. It may be through [[Natural Thinkamancy]] that gets relayed to their [[Ruler]] or [[Chief Warlord]], or they may be given a [[Message hat]] and parchment.
  
 
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[[Ranger]]s may be either a subtype of scout, or a related class capable of tracking and hiding.
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Scouting is a means of gaining information instead of or in conjunction with [[Lookamancer]]s.
 
Scouting is a means of gaining information instead of or in conjunction with [[Lookamancer]]s.
  
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Revision as of 23:48, 15 March 2014

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Proposed Canon

Scouts are units that can go behind enemy lines and and observe enemy movements and numbers, notably without needing a Warlord to be stacked with them to avoid them from automatically attacking upon encountering enemy units. They seem able to choose when to engage enemy units, if at all.

There are several types of unit that can fulfill the role of scout, including Men and Wildlife. Haffaton used men as scouts, outfitting some with very good Veil capable Raiment. Transylvito Warlords are able to use multiple Doombats and see through their eyes as a form of Natural Magic, possibly Lookamancy or Thinkamancy. Charlie's Archons are also capable of scouting, being particularly good thanks to their Foolamancy.

Scouts have limits in how far they can "see" in terms of hexes. Count Vinny Doombats' Doombats were only able to report on whatever units are in the same hex as them.

It's not been explicitly established how the scouting unit relays the intelligence they gather. It may be through Natural Thinkamancy that gets relayed to their Ruler or Chief Warlord, or they may be given a Message hat and parchment.

Speculation

Rangers may be either a subtype of scout, or a related class capable of tracking and hiding.

Scouting is a means of gaining information instead of or in conjunction with Lookamancers.

When scouting, a stack, generally, but not necessarily, consisting of a single unit, moves through hexes beyond the vision of a larger force, or outside the area controlled by a side's cities.

A scouting unit is generally posessed of a high Move, is cheap (and therefore expendable), or, ideally, both.

The Royal Crown Coalition used both Marbits and Doombats to scout, in tunnels and the open field, respectively.

Jillian Zamussels and her gwiffons performed scouting duties in addition to attacking targets of opportunity.

To be of use, a scouting unit must have a means of conveying the information it gathers to its superiors.

Some methods used:

Barring all of these, messages can be hand delivered by troops with the Move available to reach their Commander.