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    soldiers, back-guards, vocab question

    I have an expression on the tip of my tongue and it keeps slipping away maybe you will help me catch it - there is a column of people, maybe soldiers? some stay at the front some at the back to close the column and protect it - what do we call them who stay at the back, close the column? I have to use it in the context of escaping horses - the horses that stay at the back..... oh, I am not drunk or anything even if it sounds like that:) Damn English.

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    Re: soldiers, back-guards, vocab question


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    Re: soldiers, back-guards, vocab question

    (And the ones at the front are the 'vanguard' [thing of Fr avant etc.]

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