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Mercenaries Supplemental

Mercenaries Supplemental
Product information
Type Sourcebook
Author Herbert A. Beas II
Development Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills (Development assistance)
Primary writing Daniel M. Ball
Herbert A. Beas II
Randall N. Bills
Warner Doles
Chris Hartford
Ken Horner
Camille Klein
Nick Marsala
David L. McCulloch
Paul Sjardijn
Christoffer Trossen
Pages 108
Cover Artwork Doug Chaffee (Art)
Jason Vargas (Design)
Illustrations Chris Lewis
Roger Peterson
Publication information
Publisher FanPro
Product code 35016
First published 01 August 2004
ISBN-10 193256425X
ISBN-13 978-1932564259
MSRP $24.99
Era Jihad era
Timeline 11 September 3067
Preceded by Field Manual: Mercenaries, Revised
Followed by Mercenaries Supplemental II


Mercenaries Supplemental provides information on mercenary units that were not covered in Field Manual: Mercenaries, Revised, as well as the hiring halls of Galatea, Westerhand, and Northwind. Finally, the book provides a point-based mercenary unit creation system that does not rely on dice rolling as the previous ones did.

From the back cover

Not every interstellar power can afford the likes of the Wolf's Dragoons. [sic] Not every world has the resources to hire even a lance from the elite Kell Hounds. That doesn't mean war doesn't come in the form of objective raids, internal power struggles or outright piracy to such factions and backwater worlds. For such, any mercenary group will do, even the dregs. If they can point and shoot, someone, somewhere, will hire them.

A companion volume to Classic BattleTech Field Manual: Mercenaries, Revised, the Mercenaries Supplemental provides an in-depth look at a few of the best and many of the worst known Inner Sphere mercenary commands, including histories, officers, and favorite tactics. Special rules allow players to use these commands in their Classic BattleTech campaigns, while a new point-based construction system provides an optional way to generate mercenary commands.



  • Reprinted in 2005 as Version 1.0.
  • The trademarked title was Classic BattleTech Mercenaries Supplement.

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