12th Army (ComStar)

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Twelfth Army V-beta
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Broadsword and Shield
Parent Formation Com Guard
Formed Unknown

Assigned to the Tukayyid Theater, the renamed pre-Clan Invasion Asta theater or 12 to 1 on the Inner Sphere Clock, after the Battle of Tukayyid, the elite ComGuard Twelfth Army was stationed in the remains of the Free Rasalhague Republic, placing them in the direct path between a renewed Clan offensive.


With the bulk of the Twelfth Army based in the newly formed Free Rasalhague Republic, its divisions were welcomed by the new nation as a means of helping to stabilize and prevent possible repeats of the Ronin War.

The majority of the Twelfth Army faced the threat of Clan Nova Cat during the Battle of Tukayyid, with the 394th and 278th transferred to bolster the offensives against Clan Jade Falcon and Clan Wolf respectively.

Due to the Clan threat even after the victory on Tukayyid, the Twelfth underwent massive changes, transferred from normal duty to solely defend the remaining worlds of the Free Rasalhague Republic, basing the bulk of its forces on the depopulated Tukayyid. Precentor Martial Focht transferred and retained among the most elite ranked units in the Com Guards into the Twelfth and added two of divisions reformed after Tukayyid to its roster to return it to the six division level of the pre-Clan Armies. After the end of the Clan Invasion with the Great Refusal and the increasing tensions between the St. Ives Compact and Capellan Confederation, newly invested Precentor Martial Victor Steiner-Davion transferred the 403rd and 321st Divisions to the Fourth Army in 3062. [1]

The situation for the four remaining divisions worsened as inhabitants of the Free Rasalhague Republic believed the need for ComStar's troops had also ceased, despite Clan Wolf's victory in Great Refusal. With the increasing good relations with Clan Ghost Bear and long held fears of a ComStar take-over of the Republic has resulted in the transferring the hatred normally reversed for Mercenary units towards the Com Guards stationed in their realm. ComStar viewed a withdrawal as exposing the Republic to a Wolf Clan assault once the Truce of Tukayyid expired and has increasingly strived to keep the regard of the people it had sworn to protect. [2]

After the beginning of the Jihad the ComGuard Armies were stretched too thin. To counteract this, the Seventh-Twelfth Armies were disbanded and used to reinforce the First-Sixth Armies. This gave each of the newly-reinforced Armies a full six Divisions. The Twelfth Army was one of the formations affected.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 12th Army (ComStar)
Precentor V Anna Landaker 3050[4]
Precentor XI Allian Higham 3052 - 3067[5][1][2]


Due to the Clan threat, the 12th Army boasts some of the Com Guards most elite and battle hardened units, further enhanced by the five WarShips of ComStar WarShip Fleet's First Independent Squadron on permanent station around Tukayyid. [1]

Composition History[edit]




3062 to 3067[edit]


  • The Twelfth Army's insignia features a broadsword propped up against a battered shield.[1]


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Field Manual: ComStar, p. 42, "Twelfth Army V-Beta (The Broadsword and Shield)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Field Manual: Updates, p. 88, "Twelfth Army V-Beta (The Broadsword and Shield)"
  3. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 210, "The Com Guard: Key Military Commands"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 20 Year Update, p. 71, "12th V-nu"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 ComStar, p. 85, "Twelfth Army V-beta"