This project is designed to fill the role of systems like DBA and give me an excuse to prepare some armies for the table and play with them without having to commit to a huge number of miniatures for each and the time and expense that would entail.
I am planning to produce about four (maybe more) armies to play Neil Thomas' One Hour Wargames. These armies consist of six elements drawn from a pool of ten so I shall be assembling and painting all ten options (and some extras, more on those later).
The Border Reivers are another fairly standard army for these rules. Their four infantry units are pike and shotte, they have two units of archers instead of reiters, two swordsmen and finally, two cavalry.
I'm starting, as usual, with the 24 pikes. All these miniatures are from Hoka Hey Miniatures. They're a mixture of Scottish and Irish. My Border Reivers army isn't exclusively Border Reivers but an amalgamation of Celtic troublemakers out to annoy my Elizabethans.