Black Angus Boys

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Black Angus Boys
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
CO Major Angus Black
JumpShips no
DropShips no
Aerospace no
Armor no
Infantry yes


Formed from elements of the 18th Marik Militia in 3066, they were accused of bank robbery and stood under SAFE watch. In the Magistracy of Canopus, they defended only government sites, not the whole planet, when several companies of the Order of the Faithful attacked. After this debacle they returned to Herotitus. In October 3068 the Black Angus Boys were hired by the Taurian Concordat to assist in the invasion of Marknick, in the wayward Calderon Protectorate. However, the mercenary unit withdrew in the face of an enemy counterattack, claiming they had been hired for "offensive" action only[1].

Back on Herotitus they were hired by the Word of Blake. The unit helped the Blakists to seize control of Kittery. The unit was among the raiders with the 9th Division who crippled all resistance on Royalston, Atlas, and Scituate. In 3070 the Boys provided support for the transfer of Faith III-lambda which assaulted Beid. On Beid they lost many machines to elements of the 20th Avalon Hussars.


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of Able's Aces
Major Angus Black 3067[2]


- The Black Angus Boys avoid direct conflict.

- When backed in to a corner they fight with ferocity.

- The unit's motto belies their primary tactics: "Dishonor Before Death".



Dragoon Ratings[edit]


Dragoon Rating: F



Black Angus Boys (1 Battalion/Regular/Questionable)[2]

- The unit is composed of medium and heavy BattleMechs.[2] - The Boys field a curious mix of Succession War equipment as well as modern designs.[2]




  • In addition to other rules the Black Angus Boys may optionally use the Word of Blake assignment tables when generating units.[3]


  1. Blake Ascending, p. 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 22, "Black Angus Boys"
  3. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 123, "Black Angus Boys (B)"
  • Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 22 - "Unit Profile"
  • Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 16