This new Strategy Card offers a stand-alone option to use Mercenaries in the game. It is only used in combination with Trade II when playing with more than 8 Strategy Cards (see here). As with the secondary ability of the variant Trade III, Hirelings’ secondary ability can be used by the active player after executing the primary ability. The active player needs to spend a Command Counter from Strategy Allocation for its use. Again a trade agreement must be broken in order to receive 1 TG.