"Variety is the spice of battle..."
By the 31st century, war has raged in the Successor States for over 200 years. In this ongoing conflict, the mercenary soldier has ample opportunity to seek his fortune under the banner of one of the Great Houses--a career fraught with danger but rich in potential rewards.
The Mercenary's Handbook is a BattleTech and MechWarrior supplement describing the mercenary way of life. It details everything from troop capabilities to mereceanry unit's expenses, and from the ins and outs of contract negotiations to the nature of 31st century warfare. Commentary and views on the Succession Wars mercenary provide a solid background for gamers who need to learn the basics of the business of war, while game rules translate these ideas into simple systems for creating a merc outfit, finding and signing with employers, and resolving ane entire military campaign.