13th Donegal Guards

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Thirteenth Donegal Guards
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Black Cats
Parent Formation Donegal Guards
Formed Second Succession War, before 2832


The Thirteenth Donegal Guards was formed in the Second Succession War. It participated in the 2832 attack on Megrez. The unit got a reputation for luck, which gave it its nickname.[1]

At the start of 3050, the unit was based on Meacham. [2]

During the Clan war it successfully raided the Clan Jade Falcon world of La Grave in 3053.[1]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

The fighting on Dalkeith smashed the Thirteenth, and it was merged with the Fifth Alliance Guards for the rest of the civil war. [3]

As of 1st August 3067, the Thirteenth was on Dalkeith and down to 15% strength.[3]


The Thirteenth was dramatically understrength, and Word of Blake forces totally destroyed the unit in the Jihad.[4]


As of 3054 to 3062, the Commanding Officer was Leutnant-General John Stokoi[5][1].

As of 3067, the Commanding Officer was Leutnant-General Jon Bird.[6]


The unit has developed a wait and see tactic. They react to events.[1]

Composition History[edit]


Thirteenthh Donegal Guards (Green/Reliable)[7]


Thirteenth Donegal Guards RCT (Green/Reliable)[8]


Thirteenth Donegal Guards (Regular/Reliable) [5]

  • CO: Leftenant General John Stokoi


Thirteenth Donegal Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

Thirteenth Donegal Guards Wing (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[1]

29th Donegal Combat Auxiliary (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- The 29th includes light and heavy armor, VTOLs and artillery

971st Lyran Heavy Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • CO: Colonel Normandie Christie



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 71, "13th Donegal Guards Unit Profile"
  2. 20 Year Update, p. 26
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 169, "Donegal Guards bio"
  4. Field Report: LAAF, p. 11
  5. 5.0 5.1 Objective Raids, p. 23, "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Table"
  6. Field Manual: Updates, pp. 177-179, "Lyran Alliance Deployment Table"
  7. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 121
  8. Historical: War of 3039, p. 137