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Drewbacca

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New Merc Unit idea
« on: 05 September 2021, 13:42:44 »
The basic fact of life for mercenaries is they are businessmen. The business may be soldier-for-hire, but basically it comes down to a business. The question is has there ever been a mercenary unit that was run as an actual business. I don't mean, a company starting a mercenary unit for security and then renting them out for outside contracts, I mean an acutal mercenary unit where the founder is the CEO and the members are share holders. They do things like getting sponsors to place adds on the mechs, make commercials and other advertising. Maybe even sell stock in the unit. Would this even work?

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Re: New Merc Unit idea
« Reply #1 on: 06 September 2021, 07:10:00 »
What you're describing sounds more like a Solaris VII stable, but I see no reason a merc unit couldn't do any of those side hustles.

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Re: New Merc Unit idea
« Reply #2 on: 06 September 2021, 11:08:27 »
What you're describing sounds more like a Solaris VII stable, but I see no reason a merc unit couldn't do any of those side hustles.

That is the general reply I am getting on Facebook too. I wonder if it would work as a full-fledged mercenary unit.

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Re: New Merc Unit idea
« Reply #3 on: 06 September 2021, 11:12:44 »
Sounds like a cross between the Thumpers as originally noted in Mercenaries Supplemental I, and Greenburg's Godzillas in FM:Mercs.
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Re: New Merc Unit idea
« Reply #4 on: 06 September 2021, 15:25:57 »
I remember that there was mention of a fashion line licenced/embraced/recommended by/featuring the 21st Centauri Lancers...
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Re: New Merc Unit idea
« Reply #5 on: 06 September 2021, 16:42:30 »
Heh... everybody licenses their image if they're popular enough...  ::)

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Re: New Merc Unit idea
« Reply #6 on: 06 September 2021, 17:22:36 »
more like - Cruise the clubs in this original 21Centauri dress uniform and be sure to impress the girls/boys!

At least now we know why it was so easy for the WoB to impersonate the Lancers when they invaded Terra ;D
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Re: New Merc Unit idea
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Re: New Merc Unit idea
« Reply #8 on: 07 September 2021, 05:27:05 »
There was a corporate owned Merc unit that was owned by a mech manufacturing company Blackstone industries. They were called the 'Black Stone Highlanders' who defended the mech factory from the 'Mercenaries Supplement' book. But these were organized as a typical Merc unit.

 

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