Briar Patch Guard

Briar Patch Guard
Affiliation Mercenary
Parent Command


The Briar Patch Guard was a conventional but highly skilled unit in serious financial trouble in 3050.

The unit had been hired to garrison the Arc-Royal Defense Cordon world of Great X in the late 3050s, when the dashing and handsome Rose saw the more plain-looking Heart, from Stone Hearts BattleMech company as a means of bailing his unit out of debt. Unaware of his true interest in her, both commanders seemingly fell in love and married following a whirlwind romance, combining their commands into the Black Heart Roses.[1][2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Briar Patch Guard
Leutnant-Colonel Johann Rose 3050[1][2]



Composition History



  1. 1.0 1.1 Mercenaries Supplemental II, p. 23, "Force Briefs Supplemental - Black Heart Roses: Marriage of Convenience".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mercenaries Supplemental Update P. 33, "Force Briefs Updates - Black Heart Roses"