3rd Regiment (12th Star Guards)
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|Unit Profile (as of 3050)|
|42nd Striker Regiment|
|Unit Profile (as of 2784)|
|Parent Formation||Star League Defense Force|
Star League era
Third Succession War
Fourth Succession War
During the first wave of Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, the major Lyran Commonwealth offensive of the Fourth Succession War, the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces attacked Ko with the Third and Seventh Regiments of the Star Guards. The defenders were of questionable loyalty, and didn't put up much of a fight in the face of the planetary assault. The Third went on to capture Atria in the final wave of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG; with the defenders lacking any significant number of 'Mechs to oppose the Third, the planet fell easily.
Following the lull in offensive operations after the third wave of GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG the Third deployed again during Operation HOLDUR, the operation devised by Margrave Jack Sphire of the Ryde Theatre of the Commonwealth to break the deadlock in the local region. Almost a hundred regiments deployed in attacks across eight assorted Combine worlds in the Dieron Military District; in the case of the Third, that world was Lambrecht, which fell quickly after the Third destroyed the few 'Mechs found amongst the defending forces.
The Fourth Wolf Guards overran the Second Battalion within minutes of landing on Icar in March 3050. Colonel Caitlin ordered a counter attack, however this faltered against the Wolf forces and the remnant of the Regiment attempted to flee the planet. Before they could reach their DropShips Elementals captured them forcing the Third to surrender.
|Commanding Officers of the 3rd Regiment|
Third Regiment (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 75 (PDF version)
- "House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth)" p.117
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 44-45, "Operation GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG"
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 51, "Other Early Action"
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 1, p. 60-61, "End of the Offensive"
- NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 73, "Ryde Theater"
- Wolf Clan Sourcebook, p. 31, "Wolf at the Door"
- 20 Year Update, p. 25
- Historical: War of 3039 , p. 141