Mercenary (book)

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Classic Traveller Book 4
Publisher Game Designers Workshop
Version Classic Traveller
Author Frank Chadwick
Format Book (Digest)
Canonical Yes
Edition 1st
Year Published 1978
Pages 52
Available from RPGNow
Table of Contents
Mercenary is Book 4 of Classic Traveller.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

This book outlines mercenary forces, soldier of fortune being 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]

Book 4 Mercenary
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

Selected Goods & Gear (Equipment)[edit]

Armor & Protective Gear

  1. Combat Armor
  2. Combat Environment Suit
  3. Flak Jacket

Firearms & Melee Weapons

  1. Accelerator Rifle
  2. Advanced Combat Rifle
  3. Assault Rifle
  4. Auto-Cannon
  5. Auto-Grenade Launcher
  6. Early Grenade Launcher
  7. Gauss Rifle
  8. Hand Grenade
  9. Light Air Defense Missile
  10. Light Assault Gun
  11. Light Machine Gun
  12. PGMP-12
  13. PGMP-13
  14. PGMP-14
  15. FGMP-14
  16. FGMP-15
  17. RAM Grenade Auto-Launcher
  18. Rocket Assisted Multipurpose Grenade Launcher
  19. Snub Pistol
  20. Tac Missile
  21. Very Rapid Fire Gauss Gun

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 Vehicles[edit]

AFV (Armored Fighting Vehicle)

  1. APC
  2. Armored Car
  3. Gravcraft
  4. Grav Gunship
  5. Grav Sled
  6. Laser Tank
  7. MBT
  8. Tank

Air Support

  1. Helicopter
  2. Helicopter Gunship


  1. Remote MRL
  2. Self-propelled Artillery


  1. None

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]

No information yet available.

Credits (Primary Sources)[edit]

Game design
Frank Chadwick
Advice, Assistance and Play testing
Marc Miller, John Harshman, Dave Emigh, Tony Svajlenka, Scott Renner, Wayne Roth, and Loren Wiseman
Dick Hentz
Art Direction
Paul R. Banner

References & Contributions (Sources)[edit]

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