Halsten's Brigade

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Halsten's Brigade
Unit Profile (as of 3026)
CO Colonel Halsten
Armor Yes


Halsten’s Brigade were a mercenary Heavy Armour unit. They had a good reputation in the Lyran Commonwealth as a tough nut to crack. The Brigade has been called on numerous times to provide defensive firepower against overwhelming BattleMech forces.

In battle with House Marik forces on Poulsbo in January 3026, a platoon from Headhunter Company discovered an enemy Union DropShip forming a strongpoint. In the morning, both Hammer and Striker Battalions are sent out to destroy it. The battle was fierce against the defending BattleMechs, but the tanks narrowly succeed thanks in no small part to Private “sniper” Jones' shooting.[1]

The Cavalry Battalion was usually kept for special missions, as the Colonel wasn’t a fan of them. The Colonel had even been known to use heavy armor in a reconnaissance role.


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Halsten's Brigade
Colonel Halsten 3026

Major Tucker Sears commanded Hammer Battalion

Major Haughton commanded the Cavalry (Striker) Battalion

Notable Personalities

Private Frederick “sniper” Jones was a gunner in a Shrek belonging to Headhunter Company. He had a reputation for never missing a shot when it mattered, often downing a BattleMech with a headshot. He called the PPC the fingers and joked about giving someone either “all three fingers” or just “the middle finger”. [2]

Composition History

  • Reinforced Armour Regiment
Hammer Battalion
Headhunter Company - 12 Schrek PPC Carriers
Echo Company - 12 Demolishers
Company - 12 Demolishers
Striker Battalion
Fast Company - 12 Saladins
Heavy Company - 12 Drillsons
Heavy Company - 12 Condors

Detachment of MPs


  1. Sniper (short story)
  2. ‘’Technical Readout: 3026’’, p. 74