Sarna News: Bad 'Mechs - Clint

1st Bolan Guards

Brigade Insignia of the Alliance Guards
First Bolan Guards LCT
Formed Ca. 3085
Disbanded 3140 (Destroyed)[1]
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Commonwealth Guards

The First Bolan Guards were a Light Combat Team of the LCAF during the Dark Age era.


As the Jihad came to an end, the Alliance Guards brigade was in an invidious position, having been reduced to just two active commands, both well below regimental strength. Originally a Federated Commonwealth brigade, the damage inflicted on the Alliance Guards was effectively the last straw for the beleaguered organization. Combining the two surviving commands into a single independent Regimental Combat Team was mooted as an option, but the General of the Armies instead chose to take a different path, and used the commands as the basis for a new brigade: the Commonwealth Guards. The First Bolan Guards was one of the commands to rise from the ashes of the Alliance Guards; formed from the core of the Fifth Alliance Guards under the command of Leutnant-General James Ito, the First Bolan Guards was formed as a Light Combat Team, while the least experienced personnel from the Fifth Alliance Guards were used to form the nucleus of a sister combat team, the Second Buena Guards. While Ito's move from commander of an RCT to an LCT was effectively a demotion, Ito was sanguine about it, instead viewing the move as a step towards his retirement. By 3085 the First Bolan Guards were the best of the commands within the Commonwealth Guards, and tipped to be the first command to return to RCT status if resources were made available in the future.[2] As of 3085 the Guards were stationed on Cavanaugh II, on the border between the Commonwealth and the Duchy of Tamarind-Abbey.[3]

When Clan Wolf unexpectedly turned against the Lyran Commonwealth in 3140, the Wolves attacked Bolan itself during the opening weeks of their invasion. Fighting to defend the provincial capital, the First Bolan Guards were ultimately destroyed.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Bolan Guards
Leutnant-General James Ito 3085[3]



Composition History[edit]


First Bolan Guards LCT (Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Leutnant-General James Ito

First Bolan Guard Aerospace (Veteran/Reliable)[3]

First Bolan Armor Brigade (Regular/Fanatical)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Thales Krall

First Bolan Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Rodrigo Geissler


  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: 3145, p. 123, "Commonwealth Guards"
  2. Field Manual: 3085, p. 99, "Commonwealth Guards"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 107, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Deployment Table 3085"