5th Donegal Guards

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Fifth Donegal Guards RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname Bulldogs
Parent Formation Donegal Guards


Star League Era[edit]

The Fifth Donegal Guards were either destroyed during the Age of War or deactivated during the Star League era.[1] In 2782 the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces recruited the Twenty-second Dragoon Regiment, a Star League Defense Force regiment;[2] formerly a part of XVIII Corps within the SLDF Seventeenth Army[3] the Twenty-second was re-designated by the LCAF as the Fifth Donegal Guards.[2]

Clan Invasion[edit]

After the unit was reduced in the Third Succession War, the Fifth Donegal Guards was treated as a third-rate unit. The units fortunes changed in 3060 when Katherine Steiner-Davion used the sorry state of the unit as a propaganda tool. As a result the unit got much needed new equipment and personnel. [4]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

During the War, a combat command from the Fifth occupied Kentares IV under the command of Lord Marcus Roland. The unit's actions on Kentares were called 'brutal', as they assisted Roland in savagely oppressing the citizens of Kentares. The Fifth was stopped by Ian Dresari and his army of irregulars, who defeated Roland and his men in less than three months.[5]

The Fifth also fought ComStar troops on Benet III, credited with ravaging the 41st Avalon Hussars, and for fighting a guerilla campaign. Later in the War, the unit was transferred to New Avalon, where it was smashed during the Brunswick landings. [6]

As of August 1, 3067, the Fifth was on New Avalon and down to 5% strength.[7]


What was left of the unit after the FedCom Civil War was still being investigated for war crimes when the Word of Blake's 31st Division landed on New Avalon. Not able to function as independent unit the Fifth accompanied the Second NAIS Cadet Cadre until both units merged with the First Davion Guards in January 3068.[8]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Donegal Guards

Hauptmann-GeneralHauptmann General

Walter Teudesco.[9] 3050

Hauptmann-GeneralHauptmann General

Ursa Potroy
Installed in 3060 by Archon Katherine Steiner-Davion.[4][7]
3062 to 3067


Like a pitbull they bite and do not let go until the enemy lay in the dust before them.[4]

Composition History[edit]


5th Donegal Guards (Regular/Questionable)[10]

- At this point in time the 5th were a medium-weight regiment stationed on Giausar and were at full strength.[10]


5th Donegal Guards (Regular/Questionable)[10]

- At this point in time the 5th were just below forty percent of full strength, and were stationed on Giausar.[10]


5th Donegal Guards (Green/Reliable)[11]


5th Donegal Guards RCT (Green/Reliable)[12]


5th Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Green/Reliable)[13]
CO: Hauptmann-GeneralHauptmann General Walter Teudesco


5th Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[4]
CO: Hauptmann-GeneralHauptmann General Ursa Potroy
Aide: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Jackson Pory

5th Donegal Guards Aerospace Brigade (2 Wings)[4]
CO: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Manfred Deneuvre
- 7th Benet Wing
- 447th Independent Wing

5th Donegal Guards Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[4]
CO: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Susan Thwaites
Aide: KommandantKommandant Khatoun Rashti
- 422nd Donegal Light Tank: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Eward Potter
- 23rd Benet Artillery Group: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Lewis Gunnel

5th Donegal Guards Infantry Brigade (4 Regiments/Green/Reliable)[4]
CO: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Palmer Hornby
Aide: KommandantKommandant Joseph Paltineri
- 133rd Donegal Infantry Regiment: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Saddler Bex
- 134th Donegal Infantry Regiment: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Scott Hunter
- 29th Benet Light Infantry Regiment: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Gabe Pentel
- 199th Lyran Jump Regiment: Leutnant-GeneralLeutnant General Ivan Hartman



  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. 155, "Seventeenth Army"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 66, "5th Donegal Guards Unit Profile"
  5. FedCom Civil War, p. 26, 82
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 169, "Donegal Guards bio"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 179, "Deployment Table"
  8. Jihad Turning Points: New Avalon, p. 6
  9. 20 Year Update, p. 19, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 First Succession War, p. 139, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (LCAF)"
  11. House Steinerp (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 119
  12. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137
  13. 20 Year Update p.19