14th Donegal Guards

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Fourteenth Donegal Guards RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Dawn Chargers
Parent Formation Donegal Guards
Formed

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

The Fourteenth Donegal Guards were either casualties of the Age of War or were deactivated as a command during the Star League era.[1] In 2783] the Lyran Commonwealth successfully recruited the 231st Light Horse Regiment, a Star League Defense Force regiment and incorporated them into the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces.[2] The 231st, formerly a part of VIII Corps within the SLDF Fourteenth Army,[3] were added to the rolls of the Donegal Guards as the reactivated Fourteenth Donegal Guards.[2]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The Fourteenth took an active part in the Fourth Succession War; during the opening wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the war, the Fourteenth captured Diosd.[4][5] Later in the War the Fourteenth landed on Utrecht and faced off against the Seventh Sword of Light. The Fourteenth spent five weeks crossing the surface of the world, enduring near constant aerospace attacks, to surround the capitol city Naragajan. The Fourteenth laid siege to the city, forcing the DCMS unit to either attack or die of starvation. The Seventh couldn't break out and after some fighting withdrew from the world.[6]

Clan Invasion[edit]

Prior to the Xin Sheng Campaign the Fourteenth was deployed to the St. Ives Compact as part of the SLDF peacekeeping mission. They weren't accepted by the local population, but overall the locals did respect the Lyran unit.

Recall[edit]

In 3057 the Fourteenth answered the call from Katherine Steiner-Davion to return to the Lyran Alliance, feeling this would leave them unprotected in the face of a Capellan agression some of the local populace attempted to stop the unit leaving. Firing warning shots near to the crowd of protestors forced their dispersal but later drew criticism from Duchess Candace Liao resulting in the units commanding officer being relieved of duty.[6]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the FedCom Civil War the Fourteenth Donegal Guards nearly captured Victor Steiner-Davion on Newtown Square. Unfortunately they were contained by Allied forces and forced to surrender. Victor didn't disarm or disband the unit, a risk that paid off when Clan Jade Falcon attacked; led by Adam Steiner, the Fourteenth Donegal was one of the units that participated in Operation Audacity, the counter-attack into the Jade Falcon Occupation Zone masterminded by Adam Steiner and which resulted in the Treaty of Blair Atholl.[7]

The Jihad[edit]

The Fourteenth Donegal Guards were destroyed by Word of Blake forces as the Guards tried to liberate Tharkad.[8]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 14th Donegal Guards
General W. J. Hardy 3025 to 3057[9][10][6]
Leutnant-General Adam Steiner 3062 to 3067[6][11]

Tactics[edit]

The unit use the morning to make raids on enemy position, because the normal soldier aren't in top conditions.[6]

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

14th Donegal Guards (Veteran/Questionable)[12]

- At this point in time the Eleventh were a medium-weight regiment stationed on Launam and were at full strength.[12]

2821[edit]

14th Donegal Guards (Veteran/Questionable)[12]

- At this point in time the Eleventh were at just one third of full strength, and were stationed on Lauaum.[12]

2830[edit]

14th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Regular/Questionable) [13]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Launam with an operational readiness of 96 percent. [13]

2864[edit]

14th Donegal Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [13]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Launam with an operational readiness of 73 percent. [13]

3025[edit]

14th Donegal Guards (Regular/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Colonel W. J. Hardy[15]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on C.M.O 26.

3040[edit]

14th Donegal Guards RCT (Regular/Reliable)[16]

3050[edit]

14th Donegal Guards RCT (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [17]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Taga. [17]

3054[edit]

14th Donegal Guards RCT (Green/Reliable) 1 Taga, SIC[18]
CO: Hauptmann General W. J. Hardy[18]

3062[edit]

14th Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[6]
CO: Leutnant General Adam Steiner
Aide: Colonel Anne Richter

14th Donegal Guards Aerospace Brigade (2 Wings)[6]
CO: Captain Katiara Kylie
- 373rd Donegal Guards Wing
- 2nd Somerset Wing

14th Donegal Guards Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[6]
CO: Colonel Sasha Von Helden
Aide: Leutnant Colonel Deny's O'Connel
- 15th Donegal Armored Cavalry Regiment: Colonel Dyson Early
- 1017th Donegal Panzer Regiment: Colonel Edgar Codd
- 333rd Donegal Light Tank: Colonel Melissa Biddulph

14th Donegal Guards Infantry Brigade (5 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[6]
CO: Colonel Israel Cohen
Aide: Leutnant Colonel Annie Lauber
- 27th Meacham Light Infantry Regiment: Colonel Gabrielle Ricks
- 163rd Donegal Mechanized Rifles: Colonel Julia Stiles
- 238th Donegal Motorized Regiment: Colonel Heath Ledger
- 55th Donegal Jump Regiment: Colonel Emma Pask
- 8th Donegal Armored Infantry: Kommandant George Todd
- The 8th includes two Companies of Infiltrator and Sloth Battle Armor)

3067[edit]

14th Donegal Guards RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[11]
CO: Margrave Adam Steiner

14th Donegal Aerospace (Veteran/Reliable)[11]
CO: Kaptain Stacey Vincenza

14th Donegal Armor Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[11]
CO: Colonel Sasha Von Heland

14th Donegal Infantry Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[11]
CO: Colonel Israel Cohen

- At this point in time the various units within the Fourteenth were at between twenty-five and forty-five percent of full strength; the Fourteenth was based on Melissia.[11]

Notes[edit]

  • A number of personnel in the roster for the Fourteenth Donegal Guards in 3062 appear to be references to notable real-life figures.
  • Colonel Edgar Codd of the 1017th Donegal Panzer Regiment may be named for Edgar F. Codd, the noted computer scientist
  • Colonel Emma Pask of the 55th Donegal Jump Regiment may be named for Emma Pask, an Australian jazz singer
  • Colonel Julia Stiles and Colonel Heath Ledger may be named for the actors Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, who appeared in the movie 10 Things I Hate About You together

References[edit]

  1. Field Report 2765: Lyran Commonwealth, p. 10-11, "Donegal Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 First Succession War, p. 33, "Those Left Behind (Continued)"
  3. The Star League, p. 147, "Fourteenth"
  4. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 51, "Other Early Action"
  5. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44-45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 72, "14th Donegal Guards Unit Profile"
  7. Field Manual: Update, p. 169, "Donegal Guard"
  8. Field Report: LAAF, p. 11
  9. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 121 (pdf version), "Unit Deployment Table"
  10. 20 Year Update, p. 29, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 178
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 First Succession War, p. 139, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (LCAF)"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99
  14. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 121
  15. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 121
  16. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137
  17. 17.0 17.1 20-Year Update, p. 29
  18. 18.0 18.1 Objective Raids, p. 43

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