14th Arcturan Guards
|Fourteenth Arcturan Guards|
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Parent Formation||Arcturan Guards|
The Fourteenth Arcturan Guards was founded after the initial founding of the Arcturan Guards brigade, and in common with the later-founded regiments, didn't bear a name based upon a Muse from mythology.
Star League Era
Like the other regiments of the Arcturan Guard, the Fourteenth struggled with boredom and ennui during the closing years of the Star League era; the Star League Defense Force acted as an effective deterrent in the main, making large-scale military deployments for the Fourteenth a rarity, and leaving the regiment to occupy itself with training exercises and garrison duty.
The Fourteenth was for a long time a regiment known for the haughty, self-righteous attitude of its officers, a reputation that earned the regiment the nickname "the Archon's Spiel" behind its collective back. That changed when the Lyran Commonwealth conducted Operation CATALOG, a campaign against organized crime and corruption that discovered large criminal organizations riddling the society, government and even military of a number of Lyran worlds – and a number of Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces regiments. The Fourteenth was one of those regiments; having spent the better part of a decade protecting the Lyran 'Mech Corporation, the second-largest BattleMech manufacturer in the Commonwealth, it was discovered that more than a third of the personnel within the Fourteenth regiment were corrupt and on the take. Members of the Fourteenth were involved in crimes ranging from aiding local criminal families with the sale of illegal narcotics and prostitution, to smuggling military equipment to groups suspected of being pirates, to blackmailing corrupt company officials. The Fourteenth suffered a sharp fall from grace, and in 2765 the regiment was still trying to rebuild to full strength.
- Fourteenth Arcturan Guards (Green/Reliable)
- The Fourteenth Arcturan Guards appear to have been casualties of the Succession Wars.
- Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 8-9, "Arcturan Guards"
- Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 9, "Regimental Status"