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Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« on: 08 March 2017, 19:10:50 »
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.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #1 on: 08 March 2017, 23:13:37 »
Interesting. Couple of quick questions:

Strictly unit name only or do you want ideas on the commander's name, unit insignia or other details?

One submission per person limit?
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #2 on: 08 March 2017, 23:17:11 »
Just a name.
Ah, no limit, but limit yourself to cool name you've come up with, don't hit me with every possible combinations of <possessive name/adjective><things> :)
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #3 on: 08 March 2017, 23:33:11 »
Tiffany's Brood.


Might as well take the 'Make my wife famous' route to infamy...

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #4 on: 08 March 2017, 23:37:14 »
fun idea!
« Last Edit: 08 March 2017, 23:42:27 by scatcat »

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #5 on: 09 March 2017, 00:13:06 »
While in our current Norcal CBT campaign I'm running Disposable Income, the second succession war needs a unit named:
Mopar's Messiahs.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #6 on: 09 March 2017, 00:41:56 »
While in our current Norcal CBT campaign I'm running Disposable Income, the second succession war needs a unit named:
Mopar's Messiahs.

Wanted to second Mopar's Messiahs and submit The Broken Blades as my entry. 


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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #7 on: 09 March 2017, 01:32:33 »
E-mail sent and another may follow as I give this more thought.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #8 on: 09 March 2017, 02:05:57 »
Neat. Will submit one.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #9 on: 09 March 2017, 02:14:50 »
How about....Neon Knights :P

Sure, it's my nic, but we have sooooo many Neon Knights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhe1SuBGkiA

http://yugioh.wikia.com/wiki/Neon_Knight_(Toei)

as well as of course the play on regular word:

Neon Nights :D

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #10 on: 09 March 2017, 02:28:34 »
I've got a few more names floating around if CGL ever decides to do this again for other eras.

Though I do have a camo scheme for the unit I submitted since they tend to be my go to unit for MekHQ campaigns that I think looks fantastic in MegaMek.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #11 on: 09 March 2017, 03:19:05 »
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.

Question:  I presume that Merc outfits with cross-IP inspired names need not apply? (Team Banzai, Fighting Urukhai, etc)  Or is this considered kosher given such units' preponderance in early/ 3rd SW sources and its potential inclusion will presumably be limited to how they were destroyed in the 2nd SW?

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #12 on: 09 March 2017, 07:14:00 »
Your presumption is correct.  :-[
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #13 on: 09 March 2017, 09:39:28 »
I'm picturing mercenaries in the 2nd war being much more "corporate" than their rock star descendants in the 3rd.

They're dealing with capable, professional governments still commanding massive firepower: to impress these clients they've got pamphlets and PR people, crew cuts and PowerPoint presentations.

They've got names like:
Bleeding Edge Solutions
Body Count Services Group
Dynamic Intervention
Fugazi Force
Iron Partners



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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #14 on: 09 March 2017, 10:06:52 »
While in our current Norcal CBT campaign I'm running Disposable Income, the second succession war needs a unit named:
Mopar's Messiahs.

Wanted to second Mopar's Messiahs and submit The Broken Blades as my entry.

I'll third Mopar's Messiahs. In our campaign I'm running Fortune's Favorites.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #15 on: 09 March 2017, 10:37:56 »
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.

Awesome! Got my submission sent in.

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #16 on: 09 March 2017, 12:30:28 »
I'll third Mopar's Messiahs. In our campaign I'm running Fortune's Favorites.

LOL

Thanks guys.

Would love it but I need to point out that Mopar is a trademark of FCA. 

I'll send a list to Ray

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #17 on: 09 March 2017, 13:29:36 »
Submissions sent!

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #18 on: 09 March 2017, 13:32:33 »
Just sent my submission.


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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #19 on: 09 March 2017, 13:33:48 »
I sent one in too.  Thanks to TPTB for giving us a chance to leave a mark on the universe we love :)

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #20 on: 09 March 2017, 14:36:08 »
I sent one in too.  Thanks to TPTB for giving us a chance to leave a mark on the universe we love :)

Given that it's the Second Succession War, it's probably more like the TPTB giving the universe a chance to leave a mark on a unit you love.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #21 on: 09 March 2017, 17:04:13 »
 ;D O0 Good one cubby!

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #22 on: 09 March 2017, 20:25:52 »
Ouch!
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #23 on: 09 March 2017, 21:09:45 »
Let us hope he isn't referring to "skid marks" on our beloved units  :P

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #24 on: 09 March 2017, 21:25:26 »
The Knights of nowhere

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #25 on: 09 March 2017, 21:51:04 »
Hogan's Guards AKA the HoGs
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #26 on: 09 March 2017, 22:01:28 »
Love is in the air.... ( Ever-Free ).

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #27 on: 10 March 2017, 00:09:19 »
Cross' Cavaliers - just a shameless self promotion.   

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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #28 on: 10 March 2017, 02:15:10 »
Given that it's the Second Succession War, it's probably more like the TPTB giving the universe a chance to leave a mark on a unit you love.

Oh I already have painholders, I mean placeholders, for these units in the master listing. Lord Gideon has spent the last two weeks trying to stop me killing every unit in the Inner Sphere. He is such a spoil sport.
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Re: Name a mercenary unit from a bygone era!!
« Reply #29 on: 10 March 2017, 03:34:37 »
Noooooooooooo! Don't kill Gideon's Griffins too harshly!! #P