Army was in over its head
All they knew was that the land was swarming with Apaches and that they were deadly. They had no idea how to stay alive in such an inhospitable territory. Loch Angevine was a new recruit, fresh off the farm. His ignorance bothered him, so he met his challenges with all the dogged determination his Scottish heritage visited on him. He figured to learn by studying and mimicking the most respected men in the troop. Loch had no idea that even the toughest sergeant didn't know how to keep his scalp in Indian country. Each man had to pass the test on his own or die.