The dissolution of the KombatCorp Network saw the pilotstars ousted into unemployment. A few contracted with the Kombine or White Star Federation, but most of the former circuit stars could not conform to the regimented lifestyle of the military, even in specialized units. Some accepted their fall from stardom, others, still addicted on the juice of combat, drifted into the many mercenary groups that flourished during the Pacification. The attrition among these warriors was high as they learned the hard way the difference between regulated combats and war.
Wild Cards even by mercenary standards, those that adapted became known as Boomchicks or Gunboys, known for their high profile colours schemes, insane tactics and fearsom ruthlessness. The apperance of a Boomchick can change the course of a campaign, as their magnetic personalities somehow turns any battle into a personal thing.
So they become the stars of war.
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