33rd Lyran Guards

Insignia of the Lyran Guards
Thirty-third Lyran Guards
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname Alvensleben[1]
Parent Formation Fourth Lyran Guards Division

The Thirty-third Lyran Guards were a regiment of the Lyran Guards brigade active during the Star League era.[1]


Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Thirty-third Lyran Guards was one of six regiments within the Fourth Lyran Guards Division, one of five Divisions of active regiments within the Lyran Guards brigade in the closing decades of the Star League's existence.[1]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the Thirty-third lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the Thirty-third Lyran Guards and their sister regiments were postings of choice for those who wanted to work for the Commonwealth without either regional loyalties or particular ambitions. This led to the Thirty-third and her sister regiments being manned by soldiers who were professional, but without the close-knit ties found in more parochial regiments. The LCAF was intent on generating more camaraderie and esprit de corps amongst the Thirty-third and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

In 2765 the Thirty-third was stationed on Fefferfer, an important posting; Fefferfer was home to a large manufacturing complex owned and operated by the Lyran 'Mech Corporation, the second largest BattleMech manufacturer in the Lyran Commonwealth. The Fefferfer complex manufactured BattleMechs and aerospace assets, and was in the closing stages of an expansion at the time; rumour had it that LMC had solicited opinions from the MechWarriors of the Thirty-third for the design for a new light assault 'Mech or heavy 'Mech.[1]

Composition History[edit]


Thirty-third Lyran Guards (Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Thirty-third was based on Fefferfer.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"