Border Reivers and Flodden Fields

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Bill Hupp
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Border Reivers and Flodden Fields

Post by Bill Hupp » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:04 pm

I am working on the last couple of Thistle & Rose figures/armies - reading and tyring to put together armies for Scotland and Ireland and border wars. I have been looking at the Scots Common, Medieval Irish and Isles and Highlands army lists.

Although Flodden Fields in 1513 is just outside the end dates on Meshwesh, any thoughts on army composition? Or on border armies even before that time?

Here is a list of the later period figures I am trying to place.

- Archers of Ettrick Forest : 24 ribaulds with bow
- "More naked than I can say": 24 ribaulds with lts
- Warriors of the Western Isles : 24 medium gallogliachs
- Grey Foreigners : 24 heavy gallogliachs
-"Bluidie Sharks": 24 Highlanders with 2 Handed weapon
- Men of the Glens : 24 Highlanders with javelin
- Knaves,Louts,and tillers of soil : 24 armed peasants
- The Rising Out : 24 kerns
- The Reavers: 12 Mounted Western Infantry with Loot

I was lucky enough to be able to find some nicely painted Bluidie Sharks on eBay.

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