12th Arcturan Guards
- The 'Mech That Looks Most Like A Turkey
- Community Outreach - How Michael Todd Met Robert N. Charrette
- Community Outreach - The Robert N. Charrette Collection
- New Heavy Metal Trailer For HBS’ BattleTech Reveals New ‘Mech: The Bull Shark
- You Can Now Play MechWarrior 2 And MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries On Your Browser... Sort Of
- Read more →
|Twelfth Arcturan Guards|
|Unit Profile (as of [])|
|Nickname||The Aoide Regiment|
|Parent Formation||Arcturan Guards|
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. The Twelfth was evidently destroyed or disbanded prior to 2765, possibly during the Age of War or as a result of the Star League Council Edict of 2650.
|Commanding Officers of the 12th Arcturan Guards|
2786 - 2821
12th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) 
- 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. 
12th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) 
- Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Utrecht with an operational readiness of 90 percent.  The unit was destroyed during the war. 
- 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.
- Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 8-9, "Arcturan Guards"
- ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139
- ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99