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killgore444

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #150 on: 18 November 2019, 03:24:12 »
I gotta say Camacho's Caballeros, because of that whole homeboy feel.... and which other merc unit gets to feel like a mexican gang?
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Unfortunately, I lost my copies. :-[
I just loved the characters, even if the main character wasn't a mechwarrior. I just found it funny that the MC had zero problem with a 14yo girl killing ejecting mechwarriors with a sniper rifle, beyond the 'don't let our MWs find out, they won't like it' advise.

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Waco Rangers
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My own choices are:
Camacho's Caballeros; for many many reasons. ;)

The Black Omen; Loved their original logo [which I'd like to find so I can download, all I can find is the new version].

Hansons Roughriders; I also liked the logo on them. But they are also dealt with better in canon, and date back to the original game.

Waco Rangers; I liked them when they were first introduced. And I liked how they ended.

Bronsons Horde; Likewise here, they were MERCENARIES! They were payed to kill civilians, they killed civilians.  >:D

BH and WR did a lot to upend the image/idea that mercenaries were the good guys and house troops were evil scumbags. Something that was needed.

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #151 on: 30 November 2019, 05:56:11 »
Team Banzai!  :)

Drewbacca

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #152 on: 10 December 2019, 13:24:04 »
I almost forgot about the Blue Star Irregulars. I always liked them and wished there was more info on them.

HyperionCormyr

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #153 on: 20 December 2019, 21:39:00 »
Wolf's Dragoons- Primarily the 4th SW / Early Outreach years when they set up shop and opened up the planet to become the Merc Center of the Universe.

ELH- Pre-SERPENT / Left behind to get wiped out. Long history that they did everything possible to not compromise.

Northwind Highlanders- Mostly for style and as a nice counter balance to the Dragoons

Battle Magic and TekTeam- Something other than Mechs made for a nice change and I've always had a soft spot for the Engineering Department on Star Trek.

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #154 on: 23 December 2019, 14:03:05 »
I'll always have a soft spot for the Gray Death Legion, thanks to the novels. Their combination of superior tactics and pure dumb luck makes them very endearing.

Lately though, McCarron's Armored Cavalry, the Big MAC, has won me over. Out of all the outfits out there they seem to truly love what they do. Brash, unorthodox, not much for ceremony and always eager to kick their enemy where it hurts - what's not to love?
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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #155 on: 23 December 2019, 14:05:56 »

what's not to love?
since you ask... the fact that they're not really a true merc unit, they're practically CCAF regulars

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #156 on: 23 December 2019, 14:23:09 »
Well, chucks. Let's go with Big MAC pre-Xin Sheng.
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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #157 on: 25 December 2019, 23:50:34 »
Hanson's Roughriders.

Beating the Dragoons was a big thing for them back in the day. And I'll never forget my evil trainer during Mechwarrior 2: Mercenaries.  >:D

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #158 on: 26 December 2019, 00:46:45 »
"Don't think of them as people. Think of them as another line on your resume."
Warning: this post may contain sarcasm.

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #159 on: 26 December 2019, 00:54:31 »
"Don't think of them as people. Think of them as another line on your resume."

"I'm in the big mech in front of you, shoot me even once, and I'll tear that beer can you call a mech into scrap."

Best part? When I used to play, I'd run the first non-training mission, and score a mil+ salvage. Then I'd sell EVERYTHING and buy a stock ZEUS, before going into training.

The first time I did that, and he called my ZEUS a beer can compared to his Catapult, I blasted him into molten slag. lmao

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Re: Who is your favorite mercenary unit? Why?
« Reply #160 on: 01 January 2020, 23:00:58 »
Still Vost's Lance...

Cause of the green chickens!

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