Black Sword is a private military corporation, a company hired as security or to supplement governmental military forces. In Broadsword’s case, it is to supplement their special operations forces. Black Sword is run by American Ex-patriots out of a small Caribbean island, Cundalgo. (Though one of the founders was an ex-KGB officer). For special considerations such as neutral passports for its contractors, dual citizenship for its employees, and tax deferment, it supports the local regime.
PMCs are not standard military. They fly first class. They don’t salute anyone. Sometimes they show up on the battlefield with a baseball cap, jersey, camo pants, kevlar, and their guns. PMC’s tactical employees are not mercenaries. Nobody calls themselves that any more. That is so post curve. They are contractors.
Black Sword’s contractors are never recruited from ex-military types like so many PMCs. They are recruited from other PMCs. Black Sword, which also runs the military of Cundalgo, recruits and trains them up right. This way, they can be totally free from any “crossed loyalties” than can cause the sticky performance problems that other PMCs have. There are currently only 175 contractors and two dozen front end people generating contracts, tracking accounts, procuring some of the supplies, and so on.
PMCs have a cut throat corporate philosophy. The only loyalty is to the members of their team. These increasing ubiquitous companies work for the highest bidder. They could be saving a kidnapping victim one mission, and when their employers change… assassinating him in another.
Black Sword is a proud of its contractors’ amoral competence. They support them with the best intelligence they can provide, as well as top notch miltech toys. “What ever toy gets the job done”, is the unofficial company motto. And make no mistake, the contractor’s favorite toys are guns, powerful ones with high cyclics and good accuracy. They have access to grey market military equipment from around the world. Their toys are not always military items, but some civilian items adapted for combat use. Black Sword employees will often have little parabolic ears, caltrops, a mix of silly putty and C4, and other odd things that fit their personal mission style. A favorite is a radio controlled toy car with a camera and a claymore installed (200 bucks vs a miltech remote drone for 120,000). The boys so love their toys.