Halsten's Brigade

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 were sent out to destroy it. The battle was fierce against the defending BattleMechs, but the tanks narrowly succeeded thanks in no small part to Private “Sniper” Jones' shooting.[1]

The Cavalry Battalion was usually kept back for special missions, as the Colonel wasn’t a fan of them, even calling them scooters. Richard Goodman’s Savannah Masters though are often found leading Halsten’s flanks.[2] 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

Notable Personalities

Private Frederick “Sniper” Jones was a gunner in a Schrek 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”.[3]

Composition History


Halsten's Brigade (Reinforced Armour Regiment)

  • Detachment of MPs


  1. Sniper (short story)
  2. Technical Readout 3039 - Savannah Master
  3. Technical Readout: 3026, p. 74