I'm trying to remember the title to a book. It may even have been a short story. In it, Reptile warriors from a previous war are awakened from stasis and thrust into battle as shock troops until an army of more modern troops can be brought to bear. I probably read it in the mid 80s or early 90's. It is Scifi. The warrior-class reptiles were frozen by their own people. As the combat trained survivors of a previous war they readily accept their role as first response troops in the war they are awakened to fight. I think it was written from the warriors point of view. Can anybody help me and name it?
Is it The Bug Wars by Robert Asprin?
The protagonist is awakened to fight once more in a long war of reptiles vs a coalition of insect enemies. He and his team are stranded on an enemy planet during an attack. Later on the protagonist gets promoted to the point where he's a general planning the final assault on the Ants, the smartest enemy race.