13th Donegal Guards

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

History[edit]

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]

Jihad[edit]

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

Officers[edit]

As of 3054 to 3062, the Commanding Officer was Leutnant-General John Stokoi[5][1].

As of 3067, the Commanding Officer was Leutnant-General Jon Bird.[6]

Tactics[edit]

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

Composition History[edit]

3025[edit]

Thirteenthh Donegal Guards (Green/Reliable)[7]

3040[edit]

Thirteenth Donegal Guards RCT (Green/Reliable)[8]

3054[edit]

Thirteenth Donegal Guards (Regular/Reliable) [5]

  • CO: Leftenant General John Stokoi

3062[edit]

Thirteenth Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

Thirteenth Donegal Guards Wing (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[1]

29th Donegal Combat Auxiliary (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- The 29th includes light and heavy armor, VTOLs and artillery

971st Lyran Heavy Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Normandie Christie

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  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

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