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Mercenaries
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:31:36 am »
Curious as to what people knew of mercenaries in Federation employ or the laws it might have on mercenary work. How often have people seen them in the show, that sort of thing.

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Re: Mercenaries
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2018, 08:41:42 am »
Mercs are definitely a thing

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Re: Mercenaries
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2018, 09:02:31 pm »
I could see Section 31 secretly using mercenaries.

The Maquis was a paramilitary organization/terrorist group.

Would they fit into the category of mercenaries in some way?

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Re: Mercenaries
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 10:37:39 am »


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Re: Mercenaries
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2018, 10:46:47 am »
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I do not believe the character of the Federation would allow them to publicly hire mercenaries in any capacity.

I do believe S31 and even Starfleet Intelligence might make use of them in a clandestine way, but such use could never become public.

I find it highly likely that many of the neutral powers and 'enemy' powers have used mercenaries at some point or another.   There was an episode where Quark mentioned that he could spend X latinum to get a couple Nausicaans and a fast ship.  Who would he be hiring, but Mercenaries?

In fact, I'd think you could reasonably run a sim about a team of mercenaries who do odd jobs for small nations, outposts, and colonies who need help.   

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Re: Mercenaries
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2018, 10:56:09 am »
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Re: Mercenaries
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2018, 04:20:46 pm »

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