3rd Lyran Regulars

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Third Lyran Regulars
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname "The Bee Squishers"
Parent Formation Lyran Regulars
Formed unknown


The Third Lyran Regulars were reactivated in 2782; the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces recruited the 567th Striker Regiment, a former Star League Defense Force regiment from the Second Army in 2782 and rebadged them as the Third.[1]

The Third Lyran Regulars spent most of their existence fighting the Draconis Combine. They are seen as a "hot-tempered" unit, fighting the Combine with every weapon available. The Fourth Succession War and War of 3039 provided several chances for the Third to face their traditional foes.

In 3040 the Third raided Sinope in the livery of the Avellar Guards. Unfortunately the Guards were participating in a diplomatic function along with ambassadors from the Federated Commonwealth and the Draconis Combine. The raid led to the High Command dismissing the Regular's commander and executive officer and reprimanding most of the others.

After the unauthorized raid, the unit was reassigned to Pitkin.[2]

The Clan Invasion saw the Third reassigned to the Lyran Commonwealth but spent their time along the Clan Wolf invasion corridor acting as a clean-up and support force for other units. In 3056 they were reassigned back to Pitkin in the Draconis March.[3]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

Falling for a political gambit of Tancred Sandoval, Katherine Steiner-Davion ordered them in 3063 to seize Woodbine.[4] They detained all aristocrats and politicians. Later that year, they were beaten by Tancred Sandoval's task force.[5] Though they were unsuccessful and had been repatriated to the Lyran Alliance, a lack of transport assets kept them on Woodbine when the FedCom Civil War ended.[6]


The 3rd Lyran Regulars were effectively destroying during the Word of Blake attacked Woodbine; mustering a total strength of just two combined arms companies, there was no way the 3rd could resist the Blakists for long.[7]

The 3rd Lyran Regulars were rebuilt by the LCAF in the aftermath of the Jihad, and in 3085 were stationed on the interior world of Richvale. The 3rd was reconstituted using elements of the 8th Lyran Regulars, and in a somewhat unusual move Leutnant-General Cynthia Nelson, CO of the 8th, transferred to become the commanding officer of the newly-formed 3rd. This led to speculation that General Nelson had transferred for dubious reasons, possibly involving either foreknowledge of the 8th's imminent posting to Inarcs or attempt to extort money from Quikscell.[8]

Dark Age[edit]

In May 3137, they were deployed as part of Operation Hammerfall, the Lyran invasion of fragmented Free Worlds League. The command was lead during the campaign by General Bernard Nordhoff as part "Anvil" task force. They fought hard battles against the resurrected Silver Hawk Irregulars on various worlds in Marik-Stewart Commonwealth from May to October. Later deploying against strong militia units in Duchy of Tamarind-Abbey November and December. On 14th, 1st & 2nd battalions help end conflict in the Duchy with assistance of Roderick Steiner and his remains of his Broken Swords Battalion fighting against the 1st Tamarind Regulars on Tamarind.[citation needed]

The Third Lyran Regulars faced the First Tamarind Regulars four times between 3135 and 3145.[9]


As of 3025 the commanding officer was Hauptmann-Kommandant Jeffreys Saracen, he later promoted to an Colonel.[10][11]

As of 3050 the commanding officer was Leftenant-General Bannion Gessern.[2]

As of 3062 the commanding officer was Leftenant-General Jessica Carson.[3]

As of 3067 the commanding officer was Leftenant-General Dana Maclaren.[12]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Leutnant-General Cynthia Nelson.[13]

In 3137 the commanding officer was General Bernard Nordhoff.[citation needed]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Colonel Daniel Cayan.[14]


They use fast 'Mechs, heavy hover-tanks and helicopters to quickly reposition their troops.[3]

Composition History[edit]


Third Lyran Regulars (Veteran/Questionable)[15]

- At this point in time the Third was a medium-weight regiment and was at full strength, stationed on Apollo.[15]


Third Lyran Regulars (Veteran/Questionable)[15]

- At this point in time the Third was still stationed on Apollo, but had been reduced to just thirty-eight percent of full strength.[15]


Third Lyran Regulars (Regular/Questionable)[11]


Third Lyran Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[16]


Third Lyran Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[2]


Third Lyran Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Leftenant-General Jessica Carson
  • 297th Tamar Cavalry Regiment (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[3]
  • CO: Kommandant Lucius Radovan

- The 297th includes two hovercraft Battalions, one Aviation Battalion, and a Squadron of Transports)


Third Lyran Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Leutenant-General Dana Maclaren

297th Tamar Cavalry (Regiment/Regular/Questionable)[12]

  • CO: Kommandant Lucius Radovan


Third Lyran Regulars (Regular/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Cynthia Nelson

Third Lyran Armored Battalion (Green/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Colonel Carl Blythe


Third Lyran Regulars (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Colonel Daniel Cayan

Third Regular Armor (Veteran/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Colonel Jason Campbell

Second Hood Infantry (Regular/Reliable)[14]

  • CO: Colonel Tammy Mitchell


The commanding officer of the 3rd Lyran Regulars is incorrectly given as Leutnant-General Paul Zardetto in Field Manual: 3085; it was confirmed in the official errata thread that the correct CO is Leutnant-General Cynthia Nelson, as Paul Zardetto is listed twice within the LCAF deployment table.[18]


  1. First Succession War, p. 33, "Those Left Behind (Continued)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 20 Year Update, p. 20, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 86, "3rd Lyran Regulars Profile"
  4. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 65
  5. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), pp. 79-80
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 171
  7. Field Report: LAAF, p. 13, "Lyran Regulars"
  8. Field Manual: 3085, p. 102, "Lyran Regulars"
  9. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 30
  10. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 128
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 118, "Deployment Tabel - 3025"
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Field Manual: Updates, p. 179, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3067"
  13. Field Manual: 3085 official Errata
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 132, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Bucklands Theater"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 First Succession War, p. 139, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (LCAF)"
  16. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137
  17. 17.0 17.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 108, "LCAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  18. Field Manual: 3085, p. 108-109, "LCAF Deployment Table - 3085"