Borderer: A skirmish level game set on the Anglo-Scottish border in the 16th Century
Anyone familiar with the history of the middle ages in Britain will likely at least have touched upon the subject of the Border Reivers (http://www.borderreivers.co.uk/). A collection of clans subverting and generally living outside of the law, the Border Reivers saw a period of destruction, violence, barbarism, and general unrest that was significant enough to earn them a reputation of infamy even to this day. The history of these clans that brought unrest to the border counties of northern England and Scotland is so interesting that you can read more about it in this short written journey through the Border Reivers history.
Reviewed in-depth by world war games https://www.worldwargames.org/, Borderer is a skirmish level game set on the Anglo-Scottish border in the C16th, for between half a dozen and forty figures a side.
Record keeping is kept to a minimum, although a small supply of wounded, surrender and looted goods markers are required for this game.
Individual battles should last no more than a couple of hours, but the campaign rules allow for a multi-player club game of almost limitless raiding and counter-raiding with appropriate blood feuds and bitterness!
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Border Reivers Miniatures
The Border Reivers were a group of raiders, infamous in Anglo-Saxon history from the 13th to 17th centuries as they brought some serious disruption, destruction, and fear to the border between England and Scotland. Those with a fondness for recreating this period of history (in a more sensible and more controlled manner, of course) can indulge their interest in the form of the many Border Reivers miniature game and figures that are available out there from the now-defunct Reiver Games – https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgamepublisher/5559/reiver-games. If you wish to find out a little more about the various miniatures available, then this article is just the ticket for you since it contains further description and details pertaining to some of the best Border Reivers miniatures you can buy.