12th Arcturan Guards

Insignia of the Arcturan Guards brigade
Twelfth Arcturan Guards
Unit Profile (as of [[]])
Nickname The Aoide Regiment[1]
Parent Formation Arcturan Guards
Disbanded Pre-2765


The Twelfth Arcturan Guards was a part of the first expansion of the Arcturan Guards brigade following the founding of the original nine regiments. The expansion consisted of three regiments – the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Arcturan Guards; having named each of the original nine regiments of the Guards for the Muses of Greek mythology, the Lyran Commonwealth attempted to continue the trend by naming the new regiments after the three Muses of Plutarch. In the case of the Twelfth, that Muse was Aoide.[1] The Twelfth was evidently destroyed or disbanded prior to 2765,[1] possibly during the Age of War or as a result of the Star League Council Edict of 2650.


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 12th Arcturan Guards



Composition History[edit]

2786 - 2821[edit]

12th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [2]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Nox. In 2821 the command was reduced to 48 percent of its strength and was deployed at Utrecht. [2]


12th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Utrecht with an operational readiness of 90 percent. [3] The unit was destroyed during the war. [3]


  • According to Greek mythology the Muse Aoide was the Muse of song.
  • Based upon the detail available on the "second wave" of Arcturan Guards units being named for the Muses of Plutarch, the destroyed or disbanded Twelfth Arcturan Guard would have been named for the Muse Aoide, the Muse of song.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 8-9, "Arcturan Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99