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Raczak's Roughnecks are an elite unit of mercenaries serving the Federation Navy under the command of Admiral Raczak. Surviving a tour of duty in the Roughnecks almost always ensures an operational command posting elsewhere. This is because they are based in Spacedock V in Nesre Secundus system, a turbulent area on the borders of Auroran and Federation Space. The Roughnecks see a lot of contra-Auroran action and produce battle-hardened veterans quickly, due to the near-continuous action that their armada sees.

There is a lot of tension between the Roughnecks and the Mercenary group the Wild Geese, and between Raczak and the Wild Geese leader, Eamon Flannigan. The reason for this is unknown, though it may be connected to the Admirals report after The Battle of Kerella, where he painted the Wild Geese in bad light.

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The Roughnecks operate out of Spacedock V in the Nesre Secundus system.

There is no mission string for the Roughnecks themselves, but they do play a large role in the Federation String.

The Roughnecks share their name with the fictional trooper unit Raczak's Roughnecks in Robert A. Heinlein's book Starship Troopers.

Hails

  • Another day in the corp!!
  • Goddamn I love the corp!!
  • Raczak's Roughnecks.. HOORAH!!
  • SIR!! Yes SIR!!
  • Look into my eye!
  • Lets move on out people!
  • Yes sir, how can I help you sir?
  • Is that a goose, sergeant? Then what are you waiting for? Shoot damn you!
  • Look into my eye!
  • Raczak's Roughnecks.. HOORAH!!
Nova Federation
Sub-factions: BureauRoughnecksWild Geese
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