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12th Lyran Regulars

Insignia of the Lyran Regulars
Twelfth Lyran Regulars
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Lyran Regulars

The Twelfth Lyran Regulars was a military command in the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces.


Star League Era[edit]

The regiments of the Lyran Regulars were prone to being disbanded and reactivated as needed; each time a regiment was reactivated, it would be populated with a mix of reenlisted veterans and fresh recruits, before being assigned to a garrison posting to free up a line regiment for active service. During peacetime, the Regulars would then draw down to a much smaller size as a brigade, awaiting the next time they would be called on. The Twelfth Lyran Regulars were an active command in 2765, but the Commanding Officer of the Twelfth was keeping in close contact with the command staff of the Tenth Lyran Regulars, as the Tenth had been merged with the Seventh Lyran Regulars in 2762, and it was suspected that the Twelfth would soon be merging into the Tenth as well.[1]

Succession Wars[edit]

In 2813, the planet Bella I was attacked by two commands from the Regulan Hussars. The Twelfth Regulars defended the world together with their sister regiment, the Fourteenth. The LCAF units retreated off-world because they thought the FWLM task force had twice as much strength. When the officer realized it was only a trick, it was too late. Marik reinforcements fortified the planet further.[2] 36 months later the LIC discovered that the garrison had changed as a result of internal conflicts in the Free Worlds League. The Twelfth and Fourteenth were send to recapture the world. Under a new commanding officer, the Marik forces retreated after 21 days of trench warfare. The FLWM returned once more when the commander of the Lyran Regulars changed. Because the Lyrans lacked sufficient air cover, the Steiner units left the world after nine months of fighting.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 12th Lyran Regulars
Colonel Hempsted 2817[2]



Composition History[edit]


Twelfth Lyran Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Twelfth was stationed in the Mahone system.[1]

2786 - 2821[edit]

12th Lyran Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Mahone. In 2821 the command was reduced to 33 percent of its strength and was deployed on Bella I. [3]


12th Lyran Regulars (Regiment/F/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Gypsum with an operational readiness of 81 percent. [4]


12th Lyran Regulars (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Abramkovo with an operational readiness of 10 percent. [4]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 15, "Lyran Regulars"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 52
  3. 3.0 3.1 First Succession War, p. 139
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Second Succession War, p. 99