These troops are skilled at sneaking forwards to scout out the enemy before the main force arrives. By making the best use of cover, advancing at night, or with other troops providing a diversion, they are able to deploy ahead of the rest of the army.
Scouts are set up after both armies have been deployed. They can be set up anywhere on the table, more than 10" away from the enemy and must be out of the sight of any enemy troops and in or behind interposing terrain (not out in the open!). If they are deployed in the controlling player's deployment zone, they can be in full view of the enemy.
If both armies contain scouts, each player should roll a D6, with the player scoring the highest deploying one of his scout units before the enemy. The unit is deployed exactly as described above. After that, the players alternate deploying one of their units of scouts at a time until all scouts are deployed.