Mercenary's Handbook

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Mercenary's Handbook
Product information
Type Sourcebook/Game supplement
Development Jordan K. Weisman
L. Ross Babcock III (Editor-In-Chief)
Donna Ippolito (Senior Editor)
Todd Huettel (Editor)
Primary writing J. Andrew Keith
Boy F. Petersen, Jr. (Eridani Light Horse)
Dale L. Kemper (Waco Rangers)
Anthony Pryer (Wilson's Hussars)
Todd Huettel
L. Ross Babcock III
Pages 104
Cover artwork Jeff Laubenstein
Interior artwork Dana Knutson (Art director)
David R. Deitrick
Illustrations Jim Nelson
Todd F. Marsh
Jeff Laubenstein
Publication information
Publisher FASA
Product code 1616
First published 1987
ISBN-10 1555600271
ISBN-13 978-1555600273
MSRP 12,00 US $
Content
Era Succession Wars era
Timeline ca. 3025
Followed by Mercenary's Handbook 3055

[edit] Description

The Mercenary's Handbook was the first source book published by FASA that specifically dealt with the creation and management of mercenary units within the Inner Sphere during the Third and Fourth Succession Wars. It extended the base MechWarrior rules to allow for more role-playing game elements.

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Mercenary Units
History of BattleMech Mercenaries
Types of Mercenary Units
Unit Organization
The Business of War
Profit and Loss
Salaries
Consumables
Maintenance and Refits
Overhead and Other Expenses
Contracts
Missions
Terms of Employment
Art of War
Grand Tactics
Mercenaries at War
Mercenary Concerns
The Successor Houses
Other Employers
Dirty Deeds
Mercenary Treachery
Safeguards and Sureties
Creating a Mercenary Unit
Unit Points
Obtaining Unit Points
Using Unit Points
Outfitting Mercenaries
Reputation and Morale
Hirelings
Recording Unit Creation
Cost of Living
Monthly Salaries
Hiring DropShips and JumpShips
Battle Expenses
Recording Unit Expenses
Creating Contracts
Negotiation System
Freestyle Negotiations
Contract Form
Campaign Systems
Basic Campaign System
Advanced Campaign System
Tricks of the Trade
Employer Betrayals
Mercenary Betrayals
ComStar Mediation
Reputation
Selected Mercenary Units
Eridani Light Horse
Table of Organization
Brief History
Unit Description
Selected Personalities
Personnel Roster
Waco Rangers
Table of Organization
Brief History
Unit Description
Selected Personalities
Personnel Roster
Wilson's Hussars
Table of Organization
Brief History
Unit Description
Selected Personalities
Personnel Roster
Forms and Tables

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