4th Donegal Guards

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Fourth Donegal Guards RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname Northumberland Fusiliers (2765)[1]
The Red Horde (3145)
Parent Formation Donegal Guards


The Fourth Donegal Guards were stationed on Sudeten in 2765.[1]

First Succession War[edit]

Wyatt was annexed by the Free Worlds League early in the First Succession War, but the Marik Militia forces assigned to Wyatt withdrew in late 2790, leaving the planet open to conquest. The League had honored the titles of the Roark family on Wyatt when the world was annexed from the Terran Hegemony, in exchange for the Roark's fealty. That fealty was tested when two Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces regiments - the Fourth Donegal Guards and Fifth Lyran Guards - arrived to annex the planet in January 2791. A Lyran negotiator attempted to persuade Baroness Althea Roark to switch her allegiance to the Lyran Commonwealth, the previous Baron - Althea's husband - having left with the Star League Defense Force on the Exodus, but Althea's son and daughter - former Captain Stephan Roark of the SLDF and his sister, Dana - are opposed to breaking their oaths to House Marik, as is Stephan's uncle, retired SLDF General Bartolomeo Roark. The defending forces on Wyatt consisted of the Wyatt Militia - a force that can muster barely four lances of 'Mechs - and the personal 'Mechs of House Roark, which were dispersed around the various Roark landholdings across the world. Stephan and his allies fought against the annexation, but were undercut by the Baroness, who aligned House Roark with the Commonwealth to preserve the family's position on Wyatt.[2]

Second Succession War[edit]

The unit received its nickname when having to recruit socialist workers when defending Odessa from Kuritans in 2846.[3]

Anton Marik's Revolt[edit]

During the chaos of Anton Marik's Revolt the Fourth Donegal took advantage of the situation. They attacked Nestor and the Fifth Orloff Grenadiers.[4]

Fourth Succession War[edit]

The unit was involved in an attacks on Harvest, Kirchbach and Liezen in the Fourth Succession War. On Harvest, they engaged Helmut's Hermits, and defeated the mercenary unit.[5] On Liezen the Fourth helped bolster the military operations performed by Winfield's Brigade, giving the Lyran forces on the planet enough numbers to secure the three major cities and force the Altenmarkt Militia to retreat off-world.[6]

After the war the unit raided the Capellan Confederation worlds of Homestead and Holloway from Velhas. [3]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The Fourth, like the rest of the Donegal Guards, fought for Katherine Steiner-Davion. It was involved in battles on Sirdar and Taygeta.[7]

The unit took part in the attack on New Syrtis in 3065/66 during the FedCom Civil War. They were defeated and were the only invading unit, that left the planet somehow intact.[citation needed]

The Fourth surrendered to Duke Hasek on New Syrtis.[7]

As of 1st August 3067, the fourth was on New Syrtis and down to 10% strength.[8]


During the Jihad the Fourth Donegal Guards were destroyed or captured by CCAF forces on New Syrtis.[9] The survivors of the Fourth were held in a Capellan POW camp until the end of the Jihad. Shortly after they were repatriated to the Lyran Commonwealth, the Fourth's survivors were quickly re-equipped into a new Light Combat Team. They faced Clan Jade Falcon forces on Yeguas, preventing that world from falling to the Falcons.[10] In 3085 they were the garrison for Yeguas.[11]

Dark Age[edit]

In 3127 a battalion of the Fourth raided Mogres. They faced elements of the 12th Falcon Regulars. The raid didn't go well and the Fourth was forced to withdraw.[12]

The Fourth Donegal Guards were deployed into the Republic of the Sphere in 3136 in response to acts by the Stormhammers and other pro-Lyran forces. These worlds later came under Lyran control. The Fourth was assigned to garrison Turinge, and they frequently raided Chuckchi III.[13]


In 2765 the unit was commanded by Colonel Jakob Perez, who changed many of the unit's traditional Anglo-inspired colors and insignia for more Germanic versions to appeal to the Steiner family. There was some grumbling in the ranks about this disrespect for the unit's history and traditions.[14]

As of 3025 the unit is commanded by Colonel Gilda Feira[15]

As of 3050 the unit is commanded by Marshal Adolf Steinglatz.[16]

As of 3054 the unit is commanded by Marshal Lyle Cerny.[17]

As of 3062, the Commanding Officer is Hauptmann-General Victor Amelio, he held also the command in 3067 as to 3085.[3][8][11]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Leutnant-Colonel Ruben Barker.[18]


The unit is skilled in planetary assault and to 'motivated' the defenders to put more troops to the front.[3]

Composition History[edit]


Fourth Donegal Guards (Regular/Fanatical)[1]


Fourth Donegal Guards (Veteran/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Gilda Felra


Fourth Donegal Guards RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[19]


Fourth Donegal Guards RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[16]

  • CO: Marshal Adolf Steinglatz


Fourth Donegal Guards RCT (Veteran/Reliable)[17]

  • CO: Marshal Lyle Cerny


Forth Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Hauptmann-General Victor Amelio

Fourth Donegal Guards Aerospace Brigade (2 Wings)[3]

  • CO: Leftenant General Lynton Tucker
    • 7th Velhas Wing
  • 229th Donegal Guards Wing

Fourth Donegal Guards Armor Brigade (3 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Leftenant-General Raie Samuels
  • 22nd Donegal Light Armor Regiment: Leftentant General Angus McSherry
  • 74th Lyran Light Tank: Leftentant General Shaila Niehardt
  • 9th Lyran Armored Cavalry Regiment: Leftenant General Svetlana Johns

Fourth Donegal Guards Infantry Brigade (5 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Leftenant-General Ivan Bersch
  • Aide: Kommandant J. Peter Cochrane
  • 129th Donegal Jump Regiment: Leftenant General Athousa George
  • 434th Donegal Light Infantry Regiment: Leftenant General Constance Murray-Bruce
  • 522nd Donegal Light Infantry Regiment: Leftenant General Cyril Webb
  • 24th Donegal Mechanized Regiment: Leftenant General Hamilton Chima
  • 31st Donegal Mechanized Regiment: Leftenant General: Koshori Laguna


Fourth Donegal Guards LCT (Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Victor Amelio

Fourth Donegal Aerospace (Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Kommandant Lucrece Drummond

Fourth Donegal Armor Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Teodor Whalen

Fourth Donegal Infantry Brigade (Green/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Alphonso Albrechtsson


Fourth Donegal Guards (Veteran/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Leutnant-Colonel Ruben Barker

Fourth Donegal Armor Brigade (Elite/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Colonel Terry Floyd

Fourth Donegal Infantry (Veteran/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Colonel Jennifer Gibbs



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 11, "Donegal Guards" - Regimental Status
  2. A Soldier's Privilege
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 65, "4th Donegal Guards Unit Profile"
  4. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 24
  5. The Fourth Succession War Scenarios Volume One, pp. 38-39
  6. NAIS The Fourth Succession War Military Atlas Volume 2, p. 64, "Liezen"
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 169, "Donegal Guards bio"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 177-179, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3067"
  9. Field Report: LAAF, p. 11
  10. Field Manual: 3085, p. 100
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 11.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 109, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  12. Technical Readout: 3145 Lyran Commonwealth, p. 38
  13. Field Manual: 3145, p. 127
  14. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 10
  15. 15.0 15.1 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 118 (pdf version), "Unit Deployment Table"
  16. 16.0 16.1 20 Year Update, p. 21, "AFFC Deployment Table"
  17. 17.0 17.1 Objective Raids, p. 15, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3067"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 133, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Donegal Province"
  19. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 137