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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #30 on: 10 March 2017, 16:46:59 »
I threw "Vic's Vaporizers" into the hat; they'd just be "Vic's Vapor" after they get nuked :D

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #31 on: 10 March 2017, 18:20:13 »
I sent Adrian:

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #32 on: 10 March 2017, 18:30:50 »
I went with an old favorite that I normally use with Manei Domini forces: Vigor Mortis.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #33 on: 10 March 2017, 20:28:08 »
I sent mine:

Rutger's Raubritters

Part of a Lyran unit that went rogue during the chaos and sets out for service to a higher calling:  their wallets!
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #34 on: 10 March 2017, 20:48:44 »
I sent in two, the first mostly for the pun value, and the second based on some 3025 characters I've written about here and there:

1) Stack's Deck: all the playing card allusions you can think of, to include "52 pick-up" when the unit gets crushed.

2) Vercelli's Vigilantes: based on a couple of shady characters (father and son) from the era of Anton's Revolt and after. As I said to Ray: "A Second Succession War ancestor with a similarly shady reputation would be icing on the cake."

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #35 on: 10 March 2017, 21:26:17 »
Since everyone is sharing, I tossed two names into the pot.

1) Bad News Firewalkers - a unit from the Bad News system that has no problem with high temperatures (until that nuke hits that is!)

2) Red Rover's Ronin - old high school basketball nickname plus some masterless samurai.  May they die gloriously!
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #36 on: 10 March 2017, 22:47:04 »
The Pale Horsemen has always been my unit. Think about Revelation 6:8 and you'll know what they're about.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #37 on: 10 March 2017, 22:50:05 »
Vigor Mortis is good, I like that one.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #38 on: 11 March 2017, 00:23:41 »
I guess I'll get in on the spirit of posting what I submitted.

Above all others was Green Thunder.

Honorable mentions were Damage Force Plus and Heaven's Wrath.

For all the unit's I've helped create as part of my gaming group or came up with on my own I do feel it a bit weird that those are the only three I'm willing to be flexible enough on their past to offer up to the Second Succession War.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #39 on: 11 March 2017, 01:52:46 »
Aura Wings (a PC Unit)
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #40 on: 11 March 2017, 02:19:28 »
I sent in a total of nine names with The Disposable Heroes (Metallica reference) and The Forlorn Hope as the two more original names out of the bunch.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #41 on: 11 March 2017, 15:46:24 »
submitted numerous merc units


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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #42 on: 13 March 2017, 11:17:01 »
My suggestions

 - Feral Auditors
 - Warcheese
 - Plausible Deniability
 - Myomer Mayhem

Was fun thinking them up  :)
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #43 on: 13 March 2017, 18:48:12 »
Why not Bug Hunters  :P

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #44 on: 13 March 2017, 22:47:35 »
I submitted Harlan's Hessians as my Merc unit.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #45 on: 14 March 2017, 02:13:20 »
suggestions & reasons why:

You may recall James Degenhardt aka RPGsheets aka Amalor Myrnnyx, a well-known painter extraordinaire, who passed away 3 years ago.  (March 2014)  He had created several homebrew mercenary units, but only one fits.

AUTUMN'S HARVESTERS  I can't recall much beyond it being a mixed force of battalion-ish size.

A second offering would be in honor of Chris Dickerson AKA DREAD, who passed away in November 2015.
DREAD'S NAUGHTS.   I think he said it was about regiment in size.

final suggestion:  RONIN'S REGULATORS. A cavalry battalion with a mix of fast mediums and hovertanks.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #46 on: 15 March 2017, 18:54:31 »
I'll repost mine again...

Ever-Free.

They are a canon unit, never given stats from House Davion, pg. 69.

Look 'em up.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #47 on: 16 March 2017, 15:10:46 »
What a great idea.

Sent 3 in, my merc unit from an ongoing campaign. One named after the Mrs and the last named after where I live.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #48 on: 21 March 2017, 21:23:04 »
Alas if only someone was asking for Pirate unit names for a bygone era...

Rabid Dawgs run by the Dawg brothers :P

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #49 on: 28 March 2017, 00:10:53 »
I am fashionably late to the party but seeing that everybody is sharing:

Roberts' Privateers

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #50 on: 28 March 2017, 22:14:01 »
IF our suggestion is included in this upcoming book... do we need to submit a little backstory to aid the authors?

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #51 on: 28 March 2017, 23:49:33 »
Drac's 7th Cavalry from the Free World League. A corporation protection specialist unit which breaks down at company level with one
mech lance, one tank lance and one infantry lance. The 7th was a regiment in size but all contracts where for company size or smaller.
HQ home world is Ayn Tarma. Given the 7th a wide range of planets without being on the front lines.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #52 on: 29 March 2017, 00:35:21 »
Bellemore Warfare Solutions
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #53 on: 29 March 2017, 01:34:34 »
I threw "Vic's Vaporizers" into the hat; they'd just be "Vic's Vapor" after they get nuked :D

Or Vic's Vaporized  ;D

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #54 on: 30 March 2017, 13:59:12 »
IF our suggestion is included in this upcoming book... do we need to submit a little backstory to aid the authors?
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #55 on: 30 March 2017, 14:16:05 »
Not required, those chosen will go on the Deployment Tables.

And die in various ways.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #56 on: 01 April 2017, 09:03:00 »
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Roberts' Privateers
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The Chairman would approve.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #57 on: 03 April 2017, 08:57:49 »
Cheers and thanks  O0

I just hope that TPTB agree with The Chairman  :)
Incoming fire has the right of way.

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Always remember that your weapon was built by the lowest bidder.


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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #58 on: 04 April 2017, 06:19:06 »
For the Canadians: Barrett's Privateers.

Having them all die horribly would be quite in keeping with tradition.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #59 on: 04 April 2017, 18:54:11 »
And their dropship needs to be named "Antelope"...