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The Filthy Lucre

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The Filthy Lucre
The Filthy Lucre
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command N/A

The Filthy Lucre were a mercenary unit operating during the Succession War era.


Alongside Narhal's Raiders, the Filthy Lucre were hired by the Lyran Commonwealth during the lull between the First and Second Succession Wars. At the start of the Second Succession War in 2830 the Lucre were stationed on the Tamar Pact capital of Tamar. By the end of that brutal conflict the Lucre were stationed on Alexandria.[1]

By the time of the Third Succession War, the Lucre were judged to have performed their duties quite well by House Steiner, spending so much time in the Commonwealth that the unit had established roots in the Lyran realm. Based off this alone, barring the unexpected, outside observers fully expected the Filthy Lucre would be absorbed into the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces.[2]

While ultimately that did not come to pass, as of 3025 the Lucre remained under contract to the Lyran Commonwealth stationed on Bolan.[3] With the unit in debt to the Lyran government, that the Lucre would renew with the Commonwealth when their then-present contract expired in July 3027 seemed a foregone conclusion.[4]

In service to the Lyran Commonwealth for more than two centuries, the mercenaries and their families all settled in Commonwealth space. The majority of their MechWarriors graduated from Lyran academies.[5] However, relations between the Lucre and the Commonwealth ended in 3050 when an ambitious Lyran officer tried to force the group into the AFFC through a Company Store ploy.[5]

The group signed a contract with the Free Worlds League and departed the planet they were garrisoning, leaving Lyran space. As their commander requested they not face their former employer, the unit was stationed along the Capellan Confederation border.[5]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Filthy Lucre
Colonel Ashley Timson 3025[4] [3]
Colonel Karl Timson 3050[5]



Composition History[edit]


Filthy Lucre (Regiment/Regular/Questionable) [6]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Tamar with an operational readiness of 95%. [6]


Filthy Lucre (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [6]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Alexandria with an operational readiness of 38%. [6]


The Filthy Lucre (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[4] [3]

  • CO: Colonel Ashley Timson[7]
  • 'Mech Weight: Heavy[4]
  • Fighter Weight: Light[4]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Bolan.


The Filthy Lucre (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[8]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Stantsiya. [8]


The Filthy Lucre (Regiment)[5]



  1. Second Succession War, p. 100 "Second Succession War Deployment Table - Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Mercenary Combat Commands (LCAF)"
  2. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 66 "History - The Third Succession War"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 121 "Unit Deployment Table (as of 3025) - Military District 3 (Hesperus)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 82 "History - Current Events - Mercenary Profiles"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Combat Manual: Mercenaries p. 38
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Second Succession War, p. 100
  7. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 119, "LCAF Deployment Table"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140