6th Lyran Regulars
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|6th Lyran Regulars|
|Unit Profile (as of 2829)|
|Parent Formation||Lyran Regulars|
One of the Lyran Regulars units formed in the build-up prior to the First Succession War, at the start of that conflict the full strength Sixth was stationed on Unzmarkt. The Sixth Regulars would ultimately survive the so-called Great Succession War, but not without cost, battered down to half strength. As of 2821 the Sixth was posted to Arc-Royal.
Rebuilding on Arc-Royal as a assault weight-regiment during the lull between the First and Second Succession Wars, after the outbreak of the ComStar War and the Blessed Order's sanctions against the Free Worlds League the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces High Command chose to redeploy the Sixth to garrison the recently captured League world of Graham IV. While the Free Worlds League Military was hard pressed against invasions from the other Great Houses, the League Central Coordination and Command ordered a counter-attack against the Federation of Skye to distract the Commonwealth from strikes against Oliver and Graham IV in 2840. With the Lyrans caught by surprise, the LCAF units on Oliver and Graham IV found themselves cut-off from resupply or reinforcements.  
Though the forces on Oliver were able hang on desperately until reinforcements were able to reach them in mid-March, the Sixth Lyran Regulars under Colonel Hendrik Grimm opted to abandon Graham IV in February 2840. Once a rising star in the LCAF, Grimm had become increasingly erratic, only saved from court-marital or medical discharged thanks to his ties to House Steiner. Transferred from the Third Lyran Regulars to the "safe" Sixth Lyran Regulars, the Sixth's untenable position on Graham IV caused the paranoid Grimm to snap, convinced that Archon Marcus Steiner had intentionally abandoned the Sixth to get rid of him. Though mentally unbalanced, Grimm retained the loyalty of those under his command who followed their commander in turning against the Commonwealth and going rogue.  
The Lyran High Command gave the members of the unit seven days to return home but nothing happened, declaring them renegades and putting a bounty on the unit. Forces from both House Steiner and House Marik tried several times to collect the bounty but they failed every time, despite his erratic actions Grimm still retained his battlefield prowess and easily fended off their attempts with minimal losses. Grimm even expanded his rogue command after picked up defectors from the shattered Fifth Lyran Regulars, Grimm's so-called "65th Lyran Regulars" ultimately marauding along the border between both nations for eleven weeks before fleeing into the Periphery.  
Grimm led the "65th Lyran Regulars" to the world of Oberon VI in the coreward Periphery. There they lived a life as bandits and laid the foundation for the future Oberon Confederation pirate realm.
|Commanding Officers of the 65th Lyran Regulars|
Heavy Regiment (54% strength) - Green/Questionable
Assault Regiment (101% strength) - Green/Reliable
- Original sources usually quote Hendrik Grimm as having commanded the 65th Lyran Regulars. Second Succession War (Sourcebook), the most recent source, named the 6th Lyran Regulars instead. When queried, Assistant Line Developer Ray "Adrian Gideon" Arrastia replied in an official thread in what constitutes an official ruling: There was never a possibility for a 65th, so it had to be addressed. The old logo/nick was for the old 6th, then the “65th” as the combined unit was known."
- First Succession War, p. 139 "Deployment Tables - Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (LCAF)"
- Second Succession War, p. 99 "Deployment Tables - Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (LCAF)"
- Second Succession War, p. 81 "Timeline of the Second Succession War"
- Second Succession War, p. 50 "The Four-Front War: Operation COOKIE JAR and the ComStar War (2837–2742)"
- House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 56 "Tales of Grimm"
- Handbook: Major Periphery States, p. 37, "The Republic-Commonwealth War"