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Mercenary Company Generator

Mercenary Company Generator

The Mercenary Company Generator by Andy Bigwood is a few quick tables for generating a mercenary company.

Summary: Often players will encounter mercenary units, this document condenses portions of Mongoose Publishing’s excellent Traveller:Mercenary Book to provide very quick opponent generation. The reader is advised to buy the book for context of some concepts.

You can use the counter generators at the Zhodani Base to generate counters for you Mercenary Units.

Size: 2.3 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: February 28, 2022

Zhodani Base Awards 2021

Welcome to the Zhodani Base Awards 2021! 2021 has been a strange year. For Traveller products it was another good year. Lots of new stuff from the small publishers (and Mongoose).


The first category is “Best Cover“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Cover” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Hostile Rules  from Zozer Games.

There were lots of Traveller products with nice covers this year. I really like the Droyne on the cover of the Wagner Incident, but Hostile Rules is so green and stylish. Lots of love for all nice covers.


Next category is “Best Fanzine or Online Magazine“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Fanzine/Online Magazine” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Freelance Traveller.

Freelance Traveller has once again proved that they are the best fanzine by publishing bimestrial issues with lots of good contents for free.

Freelance Traveller has won this category every year since 2011!


Next category is “Best Adventure“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Adventure” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Deepnight Revelation from Mongoose.

There were lots of fine Traveller Adventures for different settings published. I really liked the price of Death Station, but Deepnight Revelation is just amazing.


Next category is “Best Ship or Deckplan“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Ship or Deckplan” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Rivington Class Medium Transport from Moon Toad Publishing.

There were lots of fine ships for Traveller published this year. I like the idea of a Carrier, since then you can run Space: Above and Beyond games, but the coolest and most useful design was the Rivington Class Medium Transport.


Next category is “Best ATU Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best ATU Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Cepheus Deluxe from Stellagama Publishing.

This category always make me happy since you can always find so many cool ideas, settings, and useful books.


Next category is “Best OTU Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best OTU Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Traveller: Explorer’s Edition from Mongoose.

Mongoose continues to churn out good quality products for the OTU. What I really like about the winner is the price.


A final bonus category this year is “Best Free or Pay What You Want Traveller Product“. The nominees are:

The winner of the “Best Free or Pay What You Want Traveller Product” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2021 is: Death Station from Mongoose.

There were a lot of great free products this year. In 2021, I am happy that a great adventure from Mongoose is free.

Now, go and download all of the free Traveller Products. Why? They are free!