13th Donegal Guards

Thirteenth Donegal Guards
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Black Cats
Parent Formation Donegal Guards
Formed Second Succession War, before 2832


The Thirteenth Donegal Guards was formed in the Second Succession War. It participated in the 2832 attack on Megrez. The unit got a reputation for luck, which gave it its nickname.[1]

At the start of 3050, the unit was based on Meacham. [2]

During the Clan war it successfully raided the Clan Jade Falcon world of La Grave in 3053.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The fighting on Dalkeith smashed the Thirteenth, and it was merged with the Fifth Alliance Guards for the rest of the civil war. [3]

As of 1st August 3067, the Thirteenth was on Dalkeith and down to 15% strength.[3]


The Thirteenth was dramatically under strength, and Word of Blake forces totally destroyed the unit in the Jihad.[4]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 13th Donegal Guards

Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General

John Stokoi[5][1]. 3054 to 3062

Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General

Jon Bird[6] 3067


The unit has developed a wait and see tactic. They react to events.[1]

Composition History[edit]


13th Donegal Guards (Green/Reliable)[7]


13th Donegal Guards RCT (Green/Reliable)[8]


13th Donegal Guards (Regular/Reliable) [5]
CO: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General John Stokoi


13th Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]
CO: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General John Stokai
Aide: Hauptmann KommandantHauptmann-Kommandant Jon Bird

13th Donegal Guards Wing (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[1]
CO: KaptainKaptain Andreas von Breunig

29th Donegal Combat Auxiliary (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]
CO: ColonelColonel Archibald Jessie
- The 29th includes light and heavy armor, VTOLs and artillery

971st Lyran Heavy Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]
CO: ColonelColonel Normandie Christie



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 71, "13th Donegal Guards Unit Profile"
  2. 20 Year Update, p. 26
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 169, "Donegal Guards bio"
  4. Field Report: LAAF, p. 11
  5. 5.0 5.1 Objective Raids, p. 23, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  6. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 177-179, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  7. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 121
  8. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137