In Wargame: AirLand Battle, Recon Team are coventional recon infantry. In Wargame: Red Dragon, units that were Recon Teams in Wargame: AirLand Battle were renamed to Recon Squad.

In Wargame: Red Dragon, a Recon Team is a squad of infantry trained for reconnaissance purposes. They are part of the recon class and come in 3 different forms.

  • A 2 man recon team, armed with average infantry weapons, a light anti-armour weapon and a sniper rifle. They are usually elite-trained infantry and travel at a fast 25km/h. These troops are effective at passive spotting or hunting command units behind enemy lines, but are ill-suited for front-line combat.
  • A 5 man recon squad, essentially regular (or militia) infantry with Very Good optics. These squads are only armed with rifles and a light anti-tank weapon, lacking a machine gun that would make them effective against other infantry. Like the 2-man recon teams, they should be kept away from front-line combat.
  • A 10 man recon squad, equipped for both recon duties and anti-infantry combat. These troops are usually shock or elite infantry, carrying rifles, anti-tank weapons and either a machine gun or a sniper rifle. They are best used in combination with other infantry units, both in buildings and forests.
Their small numbers and average armaments means that they must stay hidden in buildings and cover, or be supported by other infantry and/or friendly armor.