Salvage Junkies (would like any and all suggestions)

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Salvage Junkies (would like any and all suggestions)

Post by 1chopper » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:33 am

This is an idea I am working on for a story. The Salvage Junkies are a mostly tech mercanary group. They only have to mech for perimeter defense, a shadow hawk and a stinger. they have a veteran mechwarrior and a rookie. there is a battlmech recovery vehicle and 3 flatbed trucks.
the unit is made up of 1 veteran tech, 3 reg, and 4 as-techs. The wife of the veteran tech is an admin. and the sister of the rookie mw is a medic.

I am drawing a blank on how a unit of this type would be used. Any suggestions would be appreceated.

The veteran mw is the protector of the rookie (a former drac who is paying an honor debt to the rookies dead father). This is the group i had planned to use in The End of Innocence but am having trouble tying it all together. Anyway thanks for your comments and advice in advance!

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Post by Grunt213 » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:41 am

Maybe another merc outfit would hire them? Say the mercs just finished a hard fought campain, have tons of salvage, but most of the techs got wasted during the last epic battle of the campain.

And all the unit's mechs are in dire need of some T.L.C.

"What do you mean I gotta wait to get my Vindicator worked on!?!"
I wouldn't be happy.

The extra mustle may help your Tech Unit out with getting their revenge too.

I hope some of that helped.

Oh, and if I may ask, why a tech unit?

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Thanks for the response!

Post by 1chopper » Sun Jul 26, 2009 11:22 am

Thanks Grunt, I like that idea alot. There is also an older brother who is in the 5th Davion Guards.

As for why a tech unit, well I have never heard of one to be honest. I am fairly new to BT so I may be wrong on that, but I thought it would be something different and challenging.

Thanks for the response and please keep'em coming.
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Post by Grunt213 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:55 am

I was wondering if that were the case with the tech unit. Good luck with it, I think it might be kinda hard to really write a lot about it though.

There is a Tech specialist merc company called "Battle Magic" but there's not too much on them in the Mercenaries Handbook (only one page.) Maybe there's more somewhere else? But I'm not sure where.

You could always 'recruit' the older brother from the 5th Devil...err sorry Davion Guards. Maybe have him bring along his Enforcer and who knows, maybe even a couple of friends.....

How long you been into BT?

I'm working on a fan fic too, but I still havn't posted anything. You have any pointers?
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Post by 1chopper » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:12 pm

Um I've been reading then books and playing the pc games about 3 yrs. I have only played actual BT 2 time :). I enjoy it just no one in this area to play with. Thinking of teaching the wife.

Check out The End of Innocence to see how the story is coming.

Thx for the post and keepem coming :)
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Post by Grunt213 » Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:52 pm

I was thinking about teaching the Missus, but I know first thing she'll reach right for my Vindicator a.k.a. "The Swanky One." I don't like sharing my Capellan mechs. :(

I'm in a very simular situation. My gaming group is stuck on playing DnD and Starwars, and between so many campaigns going on, it's gonna be hard to get a good MechWarrior game going. I havn't played in way too long. :evil:
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