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18th Arcturan Guards

Insignia of the Arcturan Guards Brigade
Eighteenth Arcturan Guards
Nickname Archon's Boot[1]
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Arcturan Guards


The Eighteenth 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 Eighteenth 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 Eighteenth a rarity, and leaving the regiment to occupy itself with training exercises and garrison duty.[1]

The Eighteenth earned the nickname "The Archon's Boot" for their actions during Operation CATALOG, a large-scale operation to uncover corruption and disrupt or remove interstellar criminal gangs operating within the Lyran Commonwealth. The Eighteenth was responsible for putting down the rebellion on Ramsau, and enforcing martial law on the planet in an efficient, albeit inflexible, fashion. Following Operation CATALOG, the Eighteenth tried to improve its public image by engaging in infrastructure rebuilding works in the Tamar Pact. By 2763 the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces were concerned that the Eighteenth might be getting soft, and ordered the regiment to retrain for combat operations.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 18th Arcturan Guards



Composition History[edit]


  • Eighteenth Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[2]
- At this point in time the Eighteenth were stationed on Altenmarkt.[2]


18th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[3]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Altenmarkt. In 2821 the command was reduced to 51 percent of its strength and was deployed on Rubigen.[3]


18th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[4]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Rubigen with an operational readiness of 96 percent.[4]


18th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[4]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Altenmarkt with an operational readiness of 20 percent.[4]


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


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Report 2765: LCAF, pp. 8–9: "Arcturan Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Report 2765: LCAF, 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