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Mercenary
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Classic Traveller Book 4 Mercenary
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version Classic Traveller
Author Frank Chadwick
Format Book (Digest)
Language English
Edition 1st
Year Published 1978
Pages 52
Available from RPGNow
Canonical Yes
Classic Traveller Book 4 Mercenary
Table of Contents
TBD
Book 4 Mercenary is a Game Designers Workshop product.
  • It is a rule and source book.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This book outlines mercenary forces, since soldiers of fortune are such a major part of many science fiction books and films. The Traveller setting allows for Imperial planets to have limited wars using local or mercenary forces. This book is the first that featured an expanded character generation system, rolling for yearly results rather than every term of four years.

Table of Contents[edit]

Classic Traveller
Book 4: Mercenary
Section Page/s
Introduction Page 1
The Regular Army - O Page 3
Tickets Page 17
Recruiting Page 25
Battles Page 31
Ironmongery Page 36
Field Artillery Page 48

Library Data Entries (Public)[edit]

  1. Imperial Rules of War
  2. Ironmongery
  3. Mercenary
  4. Protected Forces (ProFor) [1]
  5. Repatriation Bond
  6. Thunderball
  7. Ticket

Selected Artillery[edit]

  1. High Energy Artillery
    1. Fusion Guns
      1. X Gun
      2. Y Gun
      3. Z Gun
    2. Meson Accelerator AKA Meson Ace.
    3. Plasma Guns
      1. A Gun
      2. B Gun
      3. C Gun
  2. Munitions
    1. Cluster Bomblet Munition
    2. Discarding Sabot Munition
    3. Flechette Munition
  3. Rocket Artillery
    1. Multiple Rocket Launcher AKA MRL
      1. Multiple Rocket Launcher, Light AKA Lt MRL
      2. Multiple Rocket Launcher, Medium AKA MRL
      3. Multiple Rocket Launcher, Heavy AKA Hvy MRL
      4. Multiple Rocket Launcher, Remote AKA Remote MRL
  4. Tube Artillery
    1. Howitzer
      1. Howitzer, Light AKA Lt Howitzer
      2. Howitzer, Field
      3. Howitzer, Medium AKA Med Howitzer
      4. Howitzer, Heavy AKA Hvy Howitzer
    2. Mass Driver gun AKA MDG
      1. Mass Driver, Light AKA Lt Mass Driver
      2. Mass Driver, Medium AKA Med Mass Driver
      3. Mass Driver, Heavy AKA Hvy Mass Driver
    3. Mortar
      1. Mortar, Light AKA Lt Mortar
      2. Mortar, Medium AKA Md Mortar
      3. Mortar, Heavy AKA Hvy Mortar
      4. Mortar, Very Heavy AKA Very Hvy Mortar

Selected Decorations[edit]

  1. Meritorious Conduct Under Fire (MCUF) [2]
  2. Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry (MCG) [3]
  3. Purple Heart Wound Badge (PHWB) [4]
  4. Starburst for Extreme Heroism (SEH) [5]

Selected Equipment (Combat)[edit]

  1. Personal Armor & Protective Gear
    1. Combat Armor
    2. Combat Environment Suit
    3. Flak Jacket
  1. High Energy Weapons (DEW)
    1. FGMP-14
    2. FGMP-15
    3. PGMP-12
    4. PGMP-13
    5. PGMP-14
  2. Light Weapons (KEW)
    1. Auto-Grenade Launcher [6]
    2. Early Grenade Launcher [7]
    3. Hand Grenade
      1. Grenade, Anti-tank [8]
      2. Grenade, High explosive AKA HE Grenade [9]
      3. Grenade, Rifle [10]
    4. Grenade Launcher, One-shot Disposable [11]
    5. Rocket Assisted Grenade Auto-Launcher AKA (RAM Grenade Auto-Launcher) [12]
    6. Rocket Assisted Multi-purpose Grenade Launcher AKA (RAM-MP Grenade Launcher) [13]
    7. Rocket Launcher [14]
    8. Tube Launched Rocket [15]
  3. Slug Throwers (KEW Smallarms)
    1. Accelerator Rifle
    2. Advanced Combat Rifle AKA (ACR)
    3. Assault Rifle
    4. Gaus Rifle
    5. Snub Pistol
  4. Support Weapons (KEW & GUW)
    1. Auto-Cannon
    2. LAG AKA Light Assault Gun
    3. Light Air Defense Missile
    4. LMG AKA Light Machine Gun
    5. Tac Missile AKA TAC Missile
    6. VRF Gaus Gun

Selected Equipment (Combat Support)[edit]

Other Gear:

  1. Anti-laser Aerosol
  2. Battle Computer
  3. Computer Fire Control System
  4. Map Box
  5. Nuclear Damper
  6. Radio Jammer
  7. Recon Drone

Selected Form/s & Terms[edit]

Forms:

  1. TBD

Terms:

  1. ACR AKA Advanced Combat Rifle
  2. DS AKA Discarding Sabot
  3. GL AKA Grenade Launcher
  4. HE AKA High Explosive [16]
  5. HEAP AKA High Explosive Armor Piercing
  6. LAG AKA Light Assault Gun
  7. LMG AKA Light Machine Gun
  8. MBT AKA Main Battle Tank
  9. MCG AKA Medal for Conspicuous Gallantry [17]
  10. MCUF AKA Meritorious Conduct Under Fire [18]
  11. MD AKA Mass Driver
    1. MDC AKA Mass Driver Cannon
    2. MDG AKA Mass Driver Gun
  12. Mercenary Ticket AKA Ticket [19]
  13. MRL AKA Multiple Rocket Launcher
  14. OCS AKA Officer Candidate School [20]
  15. Protected Forces AKA (ProFor) [21]
  16. PHWB AKA Purple Heart Wound Badge [22]
  17. Repatriation Bond [23]
  18. Rocket Assisted Multi-purpose AKA (RAM) [24]
  19. ROF AKA Rate of Fire
  20. RPG AKA Rocket Propelled Grenade
  21. SEH AKA Starburst for Extreme Heroism [25]
  22. Self-propelled Artillery AKA SPA AKA SPG (Self-propelled Gun)
  23. VRF AKA Very Rapid Fire

Selected Vehicles[edit]

AFV (Armored Fighting Vehicle):

  1. APC
  2. Armored Car
  3. Gravcraft
    1. Grav Gunship
    2. Grav Sled
    3. Grav Tank
  4. Tank
    1. Laser Tank
    2. MBT

Air Support:

  1. Helicopter
  2. Helicopter Gunship

Artillery:

  1. Remote MRL
  2. Self-propelled Artillery

Softskins:

  1. Personnel Carrier

Selected Worlds[edit]

Mercenary Tickets:

  1. Aramanx (world)
  2. Aramis (SM 2540) (world)
  3. Jokotre (world)
  4. Marastan (world)
  5. Porozlo (world)

Meta-history & Background (Dossier)[edit]

Mercenary is Book 4 of Classic Traveller and it provides RPG game mechanics, several mercenary tickets, and a basic visioning of planetary combat in the OTU of Classic Traveller.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Credits (Primary Sources)
Credit Authors & Contributors
Game design Frank Chadwick
Advice, Assistance and Play testing Marc Miller, John Harshman, Dave Emigh, Tony Svajlenka, Scott Renner, Wayne Roth, and Loren Wiseman
Illustration Dick Hentz
Art Direction Paul R. Banner

External Link/s[edit]

Commentary & Data articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG Geek
  2. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG NET
  3. EXTERNAL LINK: Library Thing

Reviews:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG Geek Review I don't know but I've been told, Mercenary is the way to go!
  2. EXTERNAL LINK: RPG Geek Review "Screw* banks — now we're knockin' over GOVERNMENTS."

Other Articles:

  1. EXTERNAL LINK: TBD

References & Contributions (Sources)[edit]

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