It would be remiss of me not to mention Robert Arden’s splendid play Armstrong’s Last Good Goodnight and GM Fraser’s excellent novella The Candlemas Road.
Of course I’m from Border stock too on my Mother’s side-3,000 Lances. So I might be biased.
I’ll keep looking Guy, I’ve already turned up some Matchlock Irish who can join the throng as they’re the same size and style.
The whole Borderers thing makes more sense if we see them as Clan families striving for local dominance in a locality bookended by two much more powerful entities England and Scotland who found it expedient now and then to give them free rein. Once the Union of Crowns took place they were finished.