36th Lyran Guards

Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Puttkammer (2765)[1]
Air Surfers
Parent Formation Lyran Guards


Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Thirty-sixth 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-sixth lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the Thirty-sixth 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-sixth 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-sixth and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

Third Succession War[edit]

Prior to the Fourth Succession War the Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards raided several Free Worlds League systems from their baseworld.[2] Stationed on Cavanaugh II in 3025[3], the most daring raid was launched against Tamarind in 3012. Several dropping 'Mechs were engaged by AeroSpace Fighters and tumbled out of control into the world's atmosphere. Most of these 'Mechs were destroyed, but one skipped off the atmosphere three times and was rescued by Marik fighters.[2]

Clan Invasion[edit]

In 3050 the Thirty-sixth was stationed on Tsingtao.[4]

Prior to the formation of the Lyran Alliance, the Thirty-sixth was stationed on Tsingtao. Obeying the "come home" order, they left the Capellan March world and were assigned to Hesperus II. They established a good working relationship with the Fifteenth Lyran Guards.

Choosing to remain loyal to the Lyran Alliance as a whole, the Thirty-sixth initially refused to declare for either Katrina or Victor Steiner-Davion during the FedCom Civil War, instead seeing heavy action in opposing the Free Skye attempt to take Hesperus II. The Thirty-sixth played a decisive role in that battle, coming close to eliminating the legendary Maria Esteban.[5]

Initially stationed to protect the Maldon mining complex on the opposite side of Hesperus II from the Defiance Industries complex, the Thirty-sixth faced the Seventeenth Skye Rangers.[6] They were eventually forced out of the Maldon mining complex, but a HALO drop by their 'Mech forces let them arrive in time to reinforce the Fifteenth Lyran Guards and pushed the Free Skye Movement forces out of the Melrose Valley. They broke the Seventeenth Skye Rangers and pinned the other Free Skye units in place. This allowed the Second Donegal Guards to arrive and reinforce the LAAF units. This forced the Free Skye units to surrender.[7] This was particularly interesting as the Thirty-sixth had no aerospace support at the time.[8]


The unit was overwhelmed by the Knights of the Inner Sphere on Preston during the FWLM counterattack, Operation BROKEN FIST, after two of the Lyran Alliance provinces declared war on the Free Worlds League and invaded. The Thirty-sixth Guards had no other choice but to surrender. Their equipment was confiscated by the LCCC and the soldiers were held as prisoners until the end of the hostilities. [9]


In 3025 the commanding officer was Colonel Emily Stevens.[3]

Marshal Harold Andrews commanded the unit in 3050[4] and in 3058 he chose to join an AFFS unit rather than abandon his world. Approximately 100 troops went with him.[2]

In 3062 the commanding officer was Leutnant-General Peter Zambos, who took command in 3058, and he is still in command of the unit in 3067.[2][10]


The command often used orbital drops to assault enemy positions when the opponent is unprepared.[2]

Composition History[edit]


Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards (Green/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Thirty-sixth was based on Loric.[1]


Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards (Regular/Questionable)[3]

  • CO.: Colonel Emily Stevens[3]


Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards RCT (Regular/Reliable)[11]


Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards RCT (Regular/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Marshal Harold Andrews


Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards RCT (Regular/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Marshal Harold Andrews[12]

3062 to 3067[edit]

Thirty-sixth Lyran Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2][10]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Peter Zambo
    • XO: Colonel Keane Sortek

- The Thirty-sixth has lost their AeroSpace Brigade on her posting on Hesperus II.

Thirty-sixth Lyran Guard Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[2][10]

  • CO: Colonel Claire Hevet
  • 364th Lyran Armored Regiment - Colonel: Mercucio Newman
  • Third Hesperus II Armor Regiment - Colonel: Bram McMannus
  • Seventy-third Lyran Panzer Regiment - Colonel: Yves Lidianos

Thirty-sixth Lyran Guard Infantry Brigade (5 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[2][10]

  • CO: Colonel Norman Reffo
    • XO: Leutnant-Colonel Miquel Steinfeld
  • 842nd Lyran Mechanized Regiment - Colonel: Alvera Sulequa
  • Fiftieth Lyran Light Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Clive Larcom
  • 324th Lyran Mechanized Regiment - Colonel: Dorcas Grossman
  • Ninety-second Lyran Jump Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Damon Steinhauser
  • Thirty-fifth Hesperus Mechanized Infantry Regiment - Colonel: Armitage Regan


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 84, "36th Lyran Guards Unit Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 119, "Unit Deployment Table"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 20 Year Update, p. 23
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 170, "Lyran Guard - 36th Lyran Guard RCT"
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 147
  7. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 178
  8. The Dying Time, p. 39
  9. Field Report: L.A.A.F p.12
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 177, "Lyran Alliance Armed Forces Deployment Table"
  11. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137
  12. 12.0 12.1 Objective Raids, p. 17