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  Mercenary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mercenaries fought for the Biafrans in the 4th Commando Brigade during the Nigerian Civil War, (1967-1970).
Swiss mercenaries were sought after during the late 15th and early 16th centuries as being an effective fighting force, until their somewhat rigid battle formations became vulnerable to arquebuses and artillery being developed at about that period.
It was then that the German landsknechts, colorful mercenaries with a redoubtable reputation, took over the Swiss forces' legacy and became the most formidable force of the late 15th and throughout the 16th century, being hired by all the powers in Europe and often fighting at opposite sides.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mercenary   (5289 words)

  
 Mercenary (computer game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mercenary is the first in a series of computer games, published on a number of 8-bit and 16-bit platforms from the mid 1980s to the early 1990s, by Novagen Software.
In Mercenary the player crash lands into an ongoing conflict and is able to play the warring factions off against one another to their own advantage.
It was initially released on the Atari 800 XL/XE in 1985 and later converted to the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST and Commodore Amiga platforms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mercenary_(computer_game)   (1216 words)

  
 mercenary
Mercenary military service originated in the 14th century, when cash payment on a regular basis was the only means of guaranteeing soldiers'; loyalty.
Most famous of the mercenary armies was the Great Company of the 14th century, which was in effect a glorified protection racket, comprising some 10,000 knights of all nationalities and employing condottieri, or contractors, to serve the highest bidder.
Article 47 of the 1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Convention stipulates that ‘a mercenary shall not have the right to be a combatant or a prisoner of war’ but leaves a party to the Protocols the freedom to grant such status if so wished.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0023843.html   (392 words)

  
 mercenary armies and mineral wealth
All three mercenaries were on contract to BP to help train the Colombian police-notorious for their human rights abuses-to protect the Dele-B oil rig.
The mercenaries laid booby traps, mined border crossings, and ambushed diamond traders until finally they were persuaded to sell their wares to the De Beers buyers.
The soldiers arrested and deported a number of the mercenaries, sparking a popular demand for Chan to resign-although he recently returned to power after a lengthy public inquiry At the hearings that followed disclosure of the contract, Sandline operative Timothy Spicer revealed one aspect of the mercenaries' campaign.
www.thirdworldtraveler.com /New_World_Order/Mercenaries_Minerals.html   (5168 words)

  
 CRASH 44 - Mercenary
As thrusters reach their maximum, the mercenary fls out under the severe G force and later comes to in the remains of the impacted craft.
Mercenary was conceived in 1984 when CRASH was young and rubber keys roamed the earth; it appeared on the Commodore later that year (ZZAP!
Mercenary is relatively unusual for the Spectrum: it's very deep, involving and creating a substantial amount of atmosphere that is guaranteed to keep you up into the early hours of the morning.
www.crashonline.org.uk /44/mercenary.htm   (897 words)

  
 Flyff: Fly For Fun - Mercenary Class
You will be able to job change to a Mercenary from the Vagrant class at level 15.
Mercenary is a job that involves close physical combat.
The main characteristics of a Mercenary involve physical strength, and a strong body that is able to withstand attacks.
flyff.gpotato.com /game_info/mercenary.php   (135 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Schlock Mercenary
Schlock Mercenary is a webcomic by Howard Tayler.
It follows the adventures of a mercenary company aboard a starship in a 31st-century space opera setting.
As of July 2005, Schlock Mercenary was on Book V: Emperor Pius Dei March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Schlock-Mercenary   (2708 words)

  
 Mercenary Media - News
Mercenary Media is proud to announce that it is now working with No Name Records/Elektra recording artist Motograter.
Mercenary Media is proud to announce that it is now working with Warner Brothers recording artist Static-X.
Dink of Mercenary Media will be providing internet assistance, public relation services, and tour videography services to Static-X. Some of the video footage can be seen in Static-X's special bonus DVD found in their comic book which came out in July from Chaos Comics.
www.mercenarymedia.com /News.html   (207 words)

  
 Descent 3: Mercenary for PC Review - PC Descent 3: Mercenary Review
Mercenary, the official expansion for Descent 3, barely exceeds such low expectations.
As a service to the busy people at Interplay and anyone interested in purchasing Mercenary, it should be pointed out that there are no single-player fan-made levels on the disc, at least none that are actually installed or listed on the new game menu.
As it is, Mercenary is a somewhat threadbare mission pack that doesn't even live up to the expectations set by its own packaging.
www.gamespot.com /pc/action/descent3mercenary/review.html   (698 words)

  
 Mercenary / Private Military Companies (PMCs)
The term mercenary is applied to a variety of historical situations which do not appear to have elements in common.
Casca, the eternal mercenary, pulled the duty of nailing Christ to the Cross and was doomed to spend eternity as a soldier, a career that can lead to billets like sitting on five-gallon water cans in the cold desert wind on Christmas Eve in Saudi Arabia.
Today’s world is a far cry from the 1960s when private military activity usually meant mercenaries of the rather unsavoury kind involved in post-colonial or neo-colonial conflicts.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/para/mercenary.htm   (952 words)

  
 Mercenary
Mercenary plays just like the real world and instead of buying the ship you may choose to steal it, risking any retaliation from the vendor.
Thankfully, Mercenary has been received with far greater interest and it certainly deserves the acclaim, since it is one of the most exciting releases ever to appear on the 64.
Mercenary does seem to include everything, even a kitchen sink, which can be found in the colony craft.
www.zzap64.co.uk /zzap11/mercenary.html   (2030 words)

  
 Mercenary
Mercenary is a memory resident, file infecting virus.
The Mercenary virus was submitted in September, 1993.
When the first Mercenary infected program is executed, this virus will install itself memory resident at the top of system memory but below the 640K DOS boundary, not moving interrupt 12's return.
vil.nai.com /vil/content/v_773.htm   (812 words)

  
 AU mercenary court suggested   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Details have not been spelt out, but a highly placed AU official, who has been involved in drawing up proposals on peace and security on the continent, said it had been suggested because the issue had become a headache to a number of countries.
He said the plan was to deal with the issue of mercenaries uniformly and to draw up a protocal as a guideline so that all countries could deal with the issue in the same manner.
The issue is of special significance to South Africa as 70 suspected mercenaries in custody in Zimbabwe are on South African passports.
www.news24.com /News24/Africa/News/0,,2-11-1447_1552223,00.html   (429 words)

  
 Mercenary
And as the planet Targ approaches rather faster than you'd wish, it's inevitable that the controls all fail together and you spiral helplessly into the centre of the main city...
In Mercenary you always survive, no matter how stupid, careless or downright suicidal you are.
Mercenary uses a 3D vector graphics system to display an entire planet, or at least a sensor-scan representation of it.
www.ysrnry.co.uk /articles/mercenary.htm   (855 words)

  
 SABCnews.com - africa/central_africa
Equatorial Guinea's state television plans to air a second interview in which a suspected South African mercenary confesses to involvement in a plot to topple the country's government.
Executives at the station say they will show footage of Nick du Toit, the suspected mercenary, telling the foreign minister he had been paid by the US and multi-national companies to overthrow the president.
Diplomats have confirmed that du Toit was one of the men detained in Equatorial Guinea, a country split between volcanic islands and a mountainous jungle mainland, which is sub-Saharan Africa's third-biggest oil producer.
www.sabcnews.com /africa/central_africa/0,2172,75666,00.html   (392 words)

  
 Classes of Camelot - Classes - Mercenary
The Mercenary gets evade and dual-wielding skills, but is limited to chain armor.
Mercenaries know that they do not get paid until the job is finished, and therefore concentrate on methods and tactics for killing as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
Many Mercenaries forego the use of a shield in place of another sword, and tend to use the small, faster weaponry available to kill as fast as possible.
www.classesofcamelot.com /Classes.asp?class=Mercenary   (265 words)

  
 Mercenary (Iron Man foe)
The Mercenary is a skilled assassin, marksman, tumbler, and combatant, and is a master of espionage and disguise.
The Mercenary had anticipated this and had bugged Stark's home and car, and kept Stark himself under surveillance, in anticipation of their meeting.
The Mercenary then used his makeup kit to disguise himself as Stark and to convince Cheryl Porter to allow him into the armored shelter in which she had been hidden.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/mercenim.htm   (582 words)

  
 Mercenary - The Second City
It's probably fair to say that anyone who didn't like Mercenary or indeed would rather have eaten their own arms than buy a copy, won't be reading this review.
We are the people who went straight down one of the lifts and started rooting around the hangars, corridors and teleports while all the trigger happy bods were taking potshots at buildings and wondering when the action was going to start.
If Mercenary was your cup of tea, then think of The Second City as a chocolate chip cookie, and you won't go far wrong.
www.ysrnry.co.uk /articles/mercenarythesecondcity.htm   (667 words)

  
 Bolt Thrower : Mercenary - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Mercenary is the first Bolt Thrower release to feature significant changes for the group.
Additionally, Mercenary is the first recording from the band to appear on Metal Blade Records.
Thomas' superior drumming is more impressive than his predecessor's; however, some would argue that Andy Whale's borderline sloppiness amounted to a sonic signature, so it's wash. Despite being more technically accomplished, Mercenary lacks the material to qualify as a significant Bolt Thrower disc.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,374606,00.html   (266 words)

  
 Swiss mercenary flags
It consist of the Swiss white cross extended to the edges, the arms of Colonel Pfyffer d'Altishofen in the 1st quarter, the arms of Pius XII (1939-1958) in the 4th, and horizontal rays in the colors of the Guard uniform
The Swiss were a special class of mercenaries, because they belonged to Switzerland first and secondarily to their foreign employer.
The Swiss "mercenaries" were temporarily engaged for campaigns until 1616 when this permanent regiment was formed from the Gallati Regiment.
www.1uptravel.com /flag/flags/ch-merce.html   (708 words)

  
 The Camelot Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The guild of Shadows employs Mercenaries for the defense of Albion, and these "dirty" fighters are known to be quick and light on their feet, charging an enemy and quickly cutting them down.
They scoff at the shiny platemail of the heavier-clad fighters, choosing to wear chainmail, which affords them the ability to be able to occasionally dodge enemy blows.
Not necessarily able to put out the sheer devestating damage of a polearm blow, Mercenaries utilise a weapon in each hand to be able to break through the defenses that a slow tank might find difficult.
www.camelotherald.com /characters/mercenary.php   (173 words)

  
 AVN :: Articles - Mercenary Europe Set To Open Shop, Mandy Bright To Direct
Bright is also signed to Mercenary Europe as an exclusive director, but she will continue to work as a performer for other companies.
Steele, an award-winning director and performer, said Bright's work was brought to his attention when she mentioned the difficulty she had in finding a company to host the content for her website.
Mercenary will sell two versions of Bright's productions, an uncut version for sale outside the United States, and an edited version for domestic sales.
www.avn.com /index.php?Primary_Navigation=Articles&Action=View_Article&Content_ID=208595   (515 words)

  
 Amazon.com: 11 Dreams: Music: Mercenary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
mercenary have been around for some time, but 11 Dreams is by far their best album (and the most critically acclaimed).
what makes mercenary so great is that they flawlessly blend several genres of metal: some extreme, death, power, and dare i say iron maiden-esque melodies.
Mercenary burst into the metal scene in the 90's playing melodic death/thrash, but went on to add a clean vocalist and a keyboardist, which was probably the dumbest thing they could have done.
www.amazon.com /11-Dreams-Mercenary/dp/B0007CYEW6   (1790 words)

  
 Mercenary for Justice (2006) (V)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.
It starts on a war-torn battlefield with Seagal and a group of mercenaries fighting a legion of French soldiers after having kidnapped and killed the French ambassador.
Director Don E. FauntLeRoy, who did the so-so "Today You Die" with Seagal, proves his worth with this sequence as the action is fluid and crisp and looks like it cost way more than the reported $15 million it actually did.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0427528   (453 words)

  
 MERCENARY EDITIONS
There are a couple more already in the works [there is one manufacturer we've been passing the proto-type back and forth for over a year and a half already...
We're pretty serious about what get's called a "Mercenary Edition"...we hope that you'll find them to be excellent tools to add to your collection that will help make your recordings more exciting, fun to make, and if we're lucky...maybe help inspire a great performance.
Drawmer and Mercenary® Audio continue to answer the demands of the discriminating engineer with their latest entry, the 1968 "Mercenary® Edition".
www.mercenary.com /mered.html   (362 words)

  
 Townsfolk - Mercenaries
If you have a mercenary when you complete a quest, your mercenary will stay in place, but you will not get that quest reward in another form.
You can see that the mercenary is affected when, while within range of the spell, there is an aura at his/her feet.
The best advice is to move about and check the XP of your mercenary as you hunt, to find a happy medium between you needs and his or hers.
www.diabloii.net /townsfolk/mercs3.shtml   (1043 words)

  
 Descent 3 - D3 Mercenary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Interplay and Outrage are proud to announce Descent 3 Mercenary - the expansion pack for Descent 3.
Centered around the dark conspiracy revealed in Descent 3, Mercenary will have you flying as the leader of the "Black Pyros" hired by Dravis to carry out his evil plans.
"Mercenary is an outstanding achievement worthy to be in anyone's collection who devoted anything close to a significant portion of their free time to Descent 3.
www.descent3.com /2_d3merc.html   (260 words)

  
 The Mercenary Site
Mercenary and Damocles (including the missions) and the Dion Crisis are all waiting for you!
Mercenary 1 and The Second City, Damocles and data disks, Mercenary 3, and the quick story and pictures of Damocles for PC!
Also available: the public transport schedule that was supplied in Mercenary 3.
www.geocities.com /paris/7150/merce.htm   (485 words)

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