BattleTech Combat Manual Mercenaries

BattleTech Combat Manual Mercenaries

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ome soldiers fight for king and country, some for honor and glory, others for liberty or loved ones. We’ll fight for that too, whatever your cause, as long as the check clears. For over forty centuries, mercenaries have plied their trade and been instrumental in toppling empires or holding the tides of war at bay. And as mankind expanded to the stars, soldiers of fortune rose to new heights of power. Business is booming, yet along with those riches comes a dangerous life and the scorn of many who see only filthy lucrewarriors. It’s a dangerous life, but as long as you keep your ’Mech intact and your bottom line balanced, the universe is yours!

BattleTech Combat Manual: Mercenaries contains information on the soldier-for-hire trade and their place in the Inner Sphere. This manual takes a look at some of the most renowned mercenaries of the 31st century, detailing their histories, tactics, unit crests, paint schemes, and notable personnel. This Alpha Strike expansion includes special rules for unique character abilities, faction-specific rules, force-building, and a mini Technical Readout—everything you need to field your favorite mercenary command on the tabletop or create your own.

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11 12 MERCENARY HISTORY Star League 12 13 The Succession Wars Present 14 HIRING HALLS 16 Galatea 16 Outreach 16 Solaris VII 17 Lesser Hiring Halls 18 Antallos 18 Astrokaszy 19 Herotitus 19 Noisiel 19 Westerhand 19 20 THE BUSINESS OF WAR Contracts 20 Necessities 20 Survival 21 Oversight 21


23 Combat Command Briefs 23 BLUE STAR IRREGULARS 24 24 1894th Light Horse Avatars of Painful Death 25 Twenty-first Rim Worlds 25 26 BRION’S LEGION 21ST CENTAURI LANCERS 27 Lancers Command 27 27 17th Armored Recon Company 21st Centauri Armored Lancers 27 27 21st Centauri Security Lancers CRANSTON SNORD’S IRREGULARS 28 Rhonda’s Irregulars 28 28 H’Chu’s Diggers Shorty’s Scavengers 28 CRESCENT HAWKS 29 DEREK’S DEVILS 30 Void Devils 30 Pit Fiends 30 THE DIOSCURI 31 Castor 31 Pollux 31 The Brotherhood 31 DISMAL DISINHERITED 32 First Dismal Disinherited 32 Second Dismal Disinherited 32 Third Dismal Disinherited 33 The Battle for Dromini VI 33 15TH DRACON 34 First Battalion 35 Second Battalion 35 Third Battalion 35 Fourth Battalion 35 The Battle for Ares 35


ERIDANI LIGHT HORSE 36 37 Light Horse Command Twenty-first Striker 37 37 Seventy-first Light Horse 151st Light Horse “Dark Horse Regiment” 37 THE FILTHY LUCRE 38 38 Blood Money Weregilt 38 FUCHIDA’S FUSILIERS 39 GLORY WARRIORS 40 Second Skallevoll People’s Mechanized 40 41 GRAVE WALKERS First Grave Walkers 41 41 Second Grave Walkers GRAY DEATH LEGION 42 Headquarters Company 42 42 Armored Scouts Death Eagles 42 42 Gray Death Infantry GRIM DETERMINATION 43 Plain Determination 43 HANSEN’S ROUGHRIDERS 44 Roughriders Air Support 44 45 Roughriders Armor Support Roughriders Infantry Support 45 Death in the Arroyo 45 ILLICIAN LANCERS 46 Lancers Command 46 47 59th Strike Regiment 4th Illician Rangers 47 47 9th Illician Rangers 21st Illician Rangers 47 KELL HOUNDS 48 48 Kell Hounds Command Lance First Kell Hounds 48 48 Second Kell Hounds Hard Place on the Rock 49 KILLER BEES 50 50 Stinger Company 50 Yellowjacket Squadron Swarm Company 50 Bumblebee Company 50 LANGENDORF LANCERS 51 LEXINGTON COMBA