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    Graham Harrison
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    We played a 3-player game on En Garde at the Tring club this week, set on the turbulent 16th Century border between Scotland and England.

    Certain Scottish nobles have been in, potentially treasonous, correspondence with England’s Queen, but their messenger was waylaid by a notorious footpad and the letters stolen. The villain slipped across the border and is hiding in a nearby village until he can get to Carlisle and fence his stolen goods. The Scots are desperate to get their letters back, the thief may be unaware of their value, but they cannot risk the letters falling into more knowing hands.

    Unable to risk sending their own men to retrieve the letters, the Scots have engaged the services of a border reiver clan to do the job for them for a handsome reward. Unfortunately the nobles did not consult with one another and so each noble has engaged the services of a different family!

    These are three less well-known border “Names”, the Webbs, Ransoms and Harrisons. Each warband consists of a Chieftain with a sword, a Veteran with sword and pistol, 2 Reivers with sword and buckler and 3 Broken Men, 2 with matchlocks and 1 with a bill.

    A write up and photos are on the blog http://tringwargames.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/reiver-bloodbath-in-border-village.html

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    Mike
    Keymaster

    Cool, I may borrow that idea as a scenario for one of my games!

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