“Soldier of Fortune good at destroying enemy buildings. Defensive building won't shoot them, due to the sneaky guerrilla tactics they use.”

The Soldier of Fortune is a Mercenary Melee Infantry available at Mercenary Camp level 12. The previous mercenary of this type is the Freedom Fighter

General Information[edit | edit source]

Soldier of Fortune are sneaky soldiers good at destroying enemy buildings. They aren't professional troops but while their weapons are a bit weaker they make up for that by employing sneaky guerrilla tactics (which mean defensive buildings won't shoot them).

Historical Description[edit | edit source]

Though the rise of national citizen-armies in the nineteenth century diminished their prominence, mercenaries have continued to fill a certain niche on the battlefield. In particular, they played major roles in a number of African conflicts during the 1960s and 70s. Men like 'Black Jack' Schramme and Rolf Steiner led companies in the Congo Crisis, Biafran War, and Angolan Civil War.

Soldiers of fortune did not always limit their targets to military forces. The French mercenary Bob Denard led multiple coup attempts against the government of Comoros, despite being the commander of the Presidential Guard. In 1981, 'Mad Mike' Hoare launched a failed invasion of Seychelles via chartered aircraft. Exploits such as these have made mercenaries a popular trope of modern fiction and movies like The Dogs of War and Blood Diamond. Even in the modern era, although of dubious legality, the United States has made significant use of "private military companies" like Halliburton and Blackwater in Middle Eastern conflicts.

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