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Captain dEwell07 Feb 2012 2:59 p.m. PST

First, a big thanks to fellow TMP-er Dave Crowell for his suggestion of a set of rules for 17th Century Highland Clan warfare and second, to Richard Tyson & Graham Harrison for their brillant and FREE Border Reivers Raiding Rules.

PDF link

I have adapted the rules to accommodate Highland warefare c.1644, which I have a current interest in. The rules go beyond skirmish and cater for mini-campaigns and I strongly recommend them. And that is before you use them for the period they were designed for the English-Scottish border reiver wars of the 16th Century.

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RJT200307 Feb 2012 4:36 p.m. PST

Pleased to hear that people are still using them :)


Personal logo Dentatus Sponsoring Member of TMP Fezian07 Feb 2012 6:20 p.m. PST

Who sells the old Vendel Border Reiver figs in the US?

coggon07 Feb 2012 7:19 p.m. PST

Border Reivers available here:

paulatmaws07 Feb 2012 9:06 p.m. PST

warrior miniatures also do reivers too

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2012 10:14 p.m. PST

Outpost has a lovely range of 28's.

Have to take a look over these rules, thanks for the link!

Lowtardog08 Feb 2012 2:52 a.m. PST

I did something many moons ago on the Vendel forum, As I used to game with Richard and Graham I got to play the rules quite a bit and they are ideal for Highland raids or I think it is called the Crearch

Nigel Tranters Rob Roy Book has some nice gems on raids and the like in it.

I used the redoubt Highlanders for my games, very wild figures. I just wish someone would bring out a range of figures for the `45 old glory and front rank are looking a bit tired these days

paulatmaws08 Feb 2012 9:41 a.m. PST

for a lighter rule set for upto 7 players its a fun set and totally every man for himself type gaming..
try the rule downloads page on
you will have to sign up but that is free and so are the downloads…..

RJBAJB18 May 2012 2:50 p.m. PST

I still use the Border Reivers rules for ECW skirmish as they work very well.

BeeftheReadingfan19 May 2012 2:23 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting that link up. Somewhere I have some rules that were published over two copies of Wargames Illustrated about 8 or so years ago, they were quite good too.

DukeWacoan Supporting Member of TMP Fezian24 Jun 2012 6:06 p.m. PST

What would be a fair sized scenario in terms of number of figs?

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2012 5:38 p.m. PST

Good to find this link, thank you!

Also, it could be interesting to learn the answer to the question posted by DukeWacoan just above.

Or if anyone knows where there are some scenarios, that could be helpful, too.

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