13th Arcturan Guards

Insignia of the Arcturan Guards brigade
Thirteenth Arcturan Guards
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname Archon's Sword[1]
Parent Formation Arcturan Guards
Formed

History[edit]

The Thirteenth Arcturan Guards was founded after the initial founding of the Arcturan Guards brigade, and in common with the later-founded regiments, didn't bear a name based upon a Muse from mythology.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

Like the other regiments of the Arcturan Guard, the Thirteenth struggled with boredom and ennui during the closing years of the Star League era; the Star League Defense Force acted as an effective deterrent in the main, making large-scale military deployments for the Thirteenth a rarity, and leaving the regiment to occupy itself with training exercises and garrison duty.[1]

The Thirteenth took their unit logo from the Zeus Burger restaurant chain, and the chain nearly brought a lawsuit against the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces as a consequence. In the end, Zeus Burger decided to embrace the publicity that the Thirteenth brought when using the smiling face of Zeus from the chain as their logo, and agreed to cross-promote with the regiment. Zeus Burger added the "Arcturan Shake" – advertised as being a "liquefied cinnamon roll" – to their menu, where it remained a fixture at least as late as 2765.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 13th Arcturan Guards

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Thirteenth Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Thirteenth were stationed on Gunzburg.[2]

2786 - 2821[edit]

13th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Gunzburg. In 2821 the command was reduced to 46 percent of its strength and was deployed on Thannhausen. [3]

2830[edit]

13th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Elite/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Thannhausen with an operational readiness of 76 percent. [4]

2864[edit]

13th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Elite/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Kobe with an operational readiness of 33 percent. [4]

Notes[edit]

  • The Thirteenth Arcturan Guards appear to have been casualties of the Succession Wars.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 8-9, "Arcturan Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 9, "Regimental Status"
  3. 3.0 3.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99

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