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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #60 on: 05 April 2017, 08:43:47 »
Get this man a "like" button.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #61 on: 26 April 2017, 19:01:59 »
I'm slowly going through all the entries right now. Over 500 entries, and we need to choose about 20. Some pretty hard choices...
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #62 on: 26 April 2017, 21:37:30 »
Good luck!

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #63 on: 27 April 2017, 08:14:40 »
I'm slowly going through all the entries right now. Over 500 entries, and we need to choose about 20. Some pretty hard choices...

Yikes!  Only 20?

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #64 on: 27 April 2017, 11:20:32 »
I'm slowly going through all the entries right now. Over 500 entries, and we need to choose about 20. Some pretty hard choices...

Google Fight to break ties!  It's uncannily accurate...

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #65 on: 28 April 2017, 02:23:27 »

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #66 on: 02 May 2017, 11:24:27 »
Hummm

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #67 on: 02 May 2017, 21:25:08 »
The Second Succession War is coming! Mercenary units will play a central role in this brutal conflict, and we want to feature yours on the war-torn battlefields of the Inner Sphere. Submit your best mercenary unit name to ray@catalystgamelabs.com by March 17. We'll consider it for a mention in the pages of our upcoming sourcebook.

Bird of Prey.

Maybe an aerospace merc unit?
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #68 on: 25 May 2017, 00:56:37 »
How about "Cromwell's Cavaliers" ? anyone know what it's referencing will get the joke. :D

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #69 on: 03 July 2018, 15:14:44 »
*martialic music begins and the screen starts showing a military looking, quite big encampment from far away*

Problems with unwanted guests? Bulling neighbors? Disloyal competitors?
Get the GHOSTRIDERS !

*the screen zooms down to ground level to one part of the encampment where a mobile HQ is guarded by a Cyclops BattleMech and a Rommel tank. In the background even more units are visible*

Ghostrider Command ! The wisest military heads available near and far will find ways to get things done as you need them to be.

*the screen moves fast to the side to a grey-red unit consisting mostly of heavy to assault BattleMechs. The unit is moving forward slowly and the leading Guillotine points at a target outside of the screen*

The First Ghostrider Regiment ! Titans of the battlefield. Their superior battlefield domination is the backbone of our never-ending efforts to satisfy your needs – to a point even beyond your scope.

*again the screen moves fast to the side. It stops at a unit with mostly medium and light BattleMechs. A Hussar just rushes around the flank with very high speed*

The Second Ghostrider Regiment ! Lightning-fast strike abilities and astonishing flexibility will secure the comprehensive fulfillment of your desires.

*and again fast moving screen and a blur view. Then parked BattleMechs are visible. Between their legs a group of young men and women is trained by a brought-shouldered barking elder soldier*

The Third Ghostrider Regiment ! Highly experienced trainers teach the most motivated young men and women you will find anywhere the ways of solving your problems.

*the view moves back to the First Regiment, that just started the rush against their intended target. An impressive amount of tonnage shakes the ground, as the Guillotine starts it’s Jump Jets and jumps out of the screen*

Long-lasting material hiring, personal rights enforcement, unwanted resource disposal – you name it, we do it !

*Suddenly the screen is filled with the grey-red Guillotine which lands with hissing Jump Jets while firing its Large Laser at a target outside of the screen. Obviously satisfied with its hit it comes to an halt – almost relaxing. The unit’s insignia fills the screen*

GHOSTRIDERS – Solutions for a too small planet.

*Screen goes black…*
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #70 on: 04 July 2018, 23:43:16 »
Neat! How much’d that promo on Galitea set you back?
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #71 on: 05 July 2018, 10:52:18 »
Contracts ! More than they can handle !! :D


I'm playing the First Regiment for about two decades by now, and wanted to do something like this for YEARS.
Thx for the opportunity ;)
Although i'm probably a bit late.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #72 on: 21 July 2018, 23:23:55 »
The White Company. It's historical and semi-poetic (referencing the book by Sir Doyle).
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #73 on: 24 July 2018, 11:24:20 »
Heck I have a whole thread full of these.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #74 on: 28 August 2018, 11:50:23 »
I know I'm late but

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #75 on: 21 December 2018, 14:22:56 »
Blackwind Lancers!!
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #76 on: 28 January 2019, 08:18:09 »
Bitter Pill

A hard luck outfit that somehow keeps coming back for more
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #77 on: 03 February 2019, 00:06:54 »
Bitter Pill

A hard luck outfit that somehow keeps coming back for more

Yeah ... that's hard to swallow    ::)

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #78 on: 12 February 2019, 23:03:04 »
Can I nominate Nox Aeternum?
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #79 on: 03 March 2019, 00:35:53 »
The Awesome Hard.

Began as a lance with two lights and two Awesome. Now company sized (Light lance, Medium lance, Assault lance), but can't seem to keep any heavy or assaults intact unless they're Awesome of some sort.

The maintenance bill for their heat sink coolant is frightening.

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The Salvage Snipers

Not a combat Mercenary company, but more a battlefield salvage crew for hire that has their own security & dropship.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #80 on: 09 March 2019, 14:15:47 »
Morgan's Gallowglases

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #81 on: 09 March 2019, 18:42:41 »
Mods, can we have this thread closed, as I believe the request has already been fufilled?

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #82 on: 09 March 2019, 20:59:11 »
two years ago now yeah