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Current usage?Edit

Is the term vanguard still in current usage or did it fall into disuse over time? For example, I know that vanguard can describe (even by modern historians) the leading wave of a fleet of sailing ships. Could it also describe, say, Operation Deadstick during D-Day? How about the aerial bombardment on Jan 17, 1991, just before the first Gulf War? The article sounds like it's describing formations that existed in medieval or Napoleonic times but are no longer used to describe modern warfare. --RoyGoldsmith (talk) 09:27, 26 June 2012 (UTC)

Requested moveEdit

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The result of the move request was: moved per request. Favonian (talk) 16:49, 16 June 2013 (UTC)


– Vanguard has a primary meaning: the formations at the head of an army, all the other meanings listed on the disambiguation page are secondary. PBS (talk) 10:57, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Support. All other vanguard pages are either derived from the military formation as a metaphor, or have the name "Vanguard". This clearly seems to be the primary topic. Knight of Truth (talk) 13:57, 9 June 2013 (UTC)
Support. per KoT. While the Old French and Middle English roots are not necessarily military, the primary topic is the military one, which is virtually always the meaning listed first in dictionaries. Peacemaker67 (send... over) 12:13, 13 June 2013 (UTC)
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TrollEdit

The picture of green cubes in a triangle is captioned "Trololololo". I don't know if that picture should be there, nor, if it should, what the caption should say. Hopefully someone will. Lord loss210 (talk) 09:27, 5 November 2013 (UTC)