16th Lyran Guards

Insignia of the Lyran Guards
Sixteenth Lyran Guards
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname Diericke[1]
Parent Formation Second Lyran Guards Division

The Sixteenth Lyran Guards were a regiment of the Lyran Guards brigade active during the Star League era.[1]


Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the Sixteenth Lyran Guards was one of four regiments within the Second Lyran Guards Division, one of five Divisions of active regiments within the Lyran Guards brigade in the closing decades of the Star League's existence. Despite being the second-oldest Division within the Lyran Guards brigade, the Second was the smallest active Division by the mid-twenty-eighth century.[1]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the Sixteenth lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the Sixteenth Lyran Guards and their sister regiments were postings of choice for those who wanted to work for the Commonwealth without either regional loyalties or particular ambitions. This led to the Sixteenth and her sister regiments being manned by soldiers who were professional, but without the close-knit ties found in more parochial regiments. The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces were intent on generating more camaraderie and esprit de corps amongst the Sixteenth and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

In 2765 the Sixteenth was enjoying a relatively quiet posting, serving as garrison for the Aristotle system, a sparsely-inhabited system only particularly notable for the large anarchist commune resident on the system's inhabited planet.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 16th Lyran Guards



Composition History[edit]


Sixteenth Lyran Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Sixteenth was based on Aristotle.[1]

2786 - 2821[edit]

16th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [2]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Aristotle. In 2821 the command was reduced to 27 percent of its strength and was deployed on Shahr Kord. [2]


16th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Shahr Kord with an operational readiness of 70 percent. [3]


16th Lyran Guards (Regiment//) [3]

Note: At this point in time the -weight unit was stationed on [[[D]]] with an operational readiness of percent. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99