Sellswords & Soldiers

By on 27 August 2012

Sellswords & SoldiersSellswords, dogs of war, profiteers, battle crows—mercenaries are hired soldiers, and the northern continent has its fair share of them. Some belong to respectable units with a history of integrity and loyalty to their paymaster. Others happily switch sides if a better offer is made.

This supplement looks at a number of mercenary and regular army companies, as well as their more notable commanders. Other material includes notes on how to modify existing stat blocks to create a wide variety of troop types, one new monster and one NPC archetype, and cultural weapons and armor for the player character races. The Mercenary Adventure generator from Hellfrost Expansion is included for free, as are the mercenary pay rate information and a number of Edges from other books favored by the mercenary companies.

Although written for the Hellfrost setting, the rules can be used with any Savage Worlds fantasy setting with a minimum of modification.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at

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