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Money will not always get you good soldiers, but good soldiers can always get you money… or land, or power, or whatever you are willing to pay them to fight for.


Raise Your Force

Mercenary presents detailed rules for raising and equipping a mercenary force, training your troops and finding the best – or maybe just the cheapest – hardware on the market. Units are rated according to their capabilities in critical areas such as direct combat, aerospace defence or bombardment. Unit Traits provide additional capabilities that can tip the balance of a close-fought battle.


Enter the Marketplace

Some plans do not survive contact with the client, let alone the enemy. Mercenary gives you the tools you need to make sense of a client’s conflicting requirements and figure out what is necessary to complete the contract. Sometimes that is the same as winning the fight… but not always.


Begin Operations

The mission and ticket resolution rules allow large and small-scale operations to be quickly resolved. Referees can abstract routine events and shift focus to where the action is hottest.  The scalable battle system accounts for force size, tech level, tactics, level of aggression and a host of other factors.


Lay Down Some Fire

The expanded combat rules deal with life-or-death situations where suppressing an enemy support weapon, getting a shot on target or achieving an instant knockdown can make all the difference.

Inside you will find:

  • Book 1: Mercenaries in the Far Future
  • Book 2:Running a Mercenary Force
  • Book 3: In the Field
  • Mercenary Adventure 0: Trial by Fire
  • Mercenary Unit Roster Card
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Richard S July 27, 2022 4:30 am UTC
Can I ask the difference between this and the older book currently selling for $11.24 on DTRPG? Also, can I presume this would translate well into Cepheus Engine?
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richard H February 22, 2022 4:47 pm UTC
Please, please say that there's at least one shout-out to Hammer's Slammers in here!
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Eric S March 27, 2022 9:45 pm UTC
From what ive heard the spec ops book has a shout out to them
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William R S February 17, 2022 5:57 pm UTC
Kickstarter backer here, just wanted to add some context. This is the core box set for the campaign. It includes Book 1: Mercenaries in the Far Future (important mechanics for the mercenary campaign, including resolution of missions/tickets); Book 2: Running a Mercenary Force (building, equipping, and operating the unit); and Book 3: In the Field (offers potential tickets for the mercenary force). It also has a Force Roster (for your units) and Mercenary Adventure 0: Trial by Fire to get you started.

It does NOT include Specialist Forces (anti-armor tactics, meteoric assault, and so on) or the Field Catalogue (suppression, heavy weapons, and weapon design). It also doesn't include the base Traveller rules, which are still needed to play. It seems that the description of the overall campaign--including all supplements--may have been added instead of the description for just the box set.

In addition to the two aforementioned supplements, there will also be a Mercenaries of Charted...See more
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Eric S March 27, 2022 9:46 pm UTC
Man ive missed 3 or so kickstarters, not sure if they have plans of doing another one before retiring the system. A shame because theyre always screaming deals
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Sandra S February 17, 2022 4:51 pm UTC
Is this a handy all-in-one box set or do you also need Traveller to play?
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Matthew S February 17, 2022 9:40 pm UTC
You will indeed need the Core Rulebook - this is a new campaign type for Traveller.
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