Campaign of the Month: June 2014
Battletech : The Farscape Campaign
Contract - Operation : "Foothold"
MRB Mercenary Contract – Operation : "Foothold”
This agreement, executed between the Free-City of Peregrine (hereafter designated “Employer”) and the Iron Dingoes (hereafter designated “Unit”), provides employment for the Unit and military and support forces in the service of the Employer. This employment is subject to the terms and conditions outlines below.
I. Mission : The Unit is hired for the performance of a mission planned and assigned by the Employer, defined as a Static Defense (Cadre) mission under the conventions and usages of contemporary military terminology. Said Unit will perform all operations that fall within the framework of this mission, as well as serving the general interests and needs of the Employer. If the Unit has been hired on retainer , the following types of missions are specifically excluded during the length of service : None.
II. Forces : The Unit agrees to provide combat and support forces, estimated at 12 squads of combat and/or combat support troops, as of the date this contract goes into effect. The Employer reserves the right to terminate the agreement is actual forces mustered at the time this contract goes into effect are 75% or less of the originally estimated forces., or if they exceed the agreed-upon strength by more than 10%, unless excess troops serve for no more remuneration than as originally designated in this agreement.
III. Length of Service : This contract will remain in effect for 24 months, commencing on the 1st of January, 3025 and concluding on the 31st of December, 3027. On the commencement date, the Unit agrees to be located in The Free-City of Peregrine; if the unit fails to appear by the said date, Unit shall relinquish 5% of its fee. Upon termination of this agreement, the Unit will be discharged from all duties and responsibilities to the employer, unless discharge is superseded by a fresh agreement.
IV. Remuneration : The Employer agrees to pay 15,000 C-Bill-equivalents per combat squad per month to the Unit, amounting to an estimated 4,320,000 C-Bill-equivalents. This money is to be paid out through representatives of ComStar, and will be paid to the Unit upon completion of the mission. Up to 25% may be advanced, though such demands attachment of a ComStar representative to the Unit HQ as a surety of bond.
V. Command Rights : The Unit hereby agrees to place itself under the overall direction of the Employer. The Employer will implement this direction through the assignment of a Liaison Officer to the Unit for the period of the contract. The Unit is guaranteed to retain internal coherence and consistency of its command structure within the usual limits of these assigned command rights.
VI. Transport : The Employer agrees to provide for the interstellar and/or interplanetary transport of the Unit. 0% of the Unit accepts Employer interstellar transport, and 0% of the Unit accepts Employer interplanetary transport. The Employer shall pay the Unit 0 C-Bills to reimburse the Unit for providing transport to the Unit and any auxiliary portion thereof.
VII. Supply : The Employer agrees to monthly provide the amount of 10,000 C-Bill equivalents of consumables for the logistical support of the Unit. Resupply of munitions and other specific battlefield materiel after each major battle or campaign shall consist of 10,000 C-Bills worth of consumables over and above said supply requirements.
VII. Salvage Rights : All equipment, vehicles, and other war materiel recovered by the Unit from enemy forces, depots, garrisons, industrial or civil centers, prisoners, and other sources shall be subject to the following claims and terms of division to be “Prize Court/Payment-in-Kind”, meaning all materiel captured by the unit is owned by the unit, in addition to any normal income.
IX. Other Terms : Other terms of this contract, agreed to by both parties, shall be negotiated on a case by case basis and attached, individually signed and witnessed, as riders to this document.
It is assumed the Unit shall establish their presence in the capital city of Rabat, in the Free-City of Peregrine. Upon arrival in Rabat, Peregrine, the Unit will begin to act as “advisers”, providing garrison services and general protection for the Royal family of Peregrine.
In addition, the force is expected to train a battalion of infantry troopers for the defense of the Royal Family and the capital over the coming years.
Upon completion of this contract, the Unit may choose to renew it for another year, with an open-ended offer to continue employment with the Government of Peregrine.
Signed at Ciudad Garcia, the District of Garcia, Sangria, Terramatrix on this 3rd day of November in the year 3025 AD.
_Colonel Kanto Jokukad _
Commanding the Iron Dingoes Mercenary Company
Signed at Ciudad Garcia, the District of Garcia, Sangria, Terramatrix on this 3rd day of January in the year 3025 AD.
Major Sultan Hashim Ahmed, Senior Liaison Officer
As representative of the Royal Family of Perergine, acting on behalf of the Free-City of Peregrine government, in the Dumassas (Terramatrix) system.
Witnessed by : Adept Jemma Starling of Comstar