The Highland method of fighting with the Broadsword and Targe was greatly respected by all who had the misfortune of facing them on the battlefield. The enclosed hilt of the broadsword paired with the agile targe made landing a blow on a highland warrior exceedingly difficult. Even against an adversary with a firearm the tactics of the Highlanders allowed them to close the distance and gain monumental victories that cemented their legendary status.
Due to Highland culture being primarily an oral culture, little primary source material exists to tell us exactly how the broadsword and targe was used. Instead of relying on heavy source material this class focuses on key principles and an indepth study of what evidence does exist to provide a system based on the information that does exist.