21st Arcturan Guards

Insignia of the Arcturan Guards brigade
Twenty-first Arcturan Guards
Nickname Archon's Bow[1]
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Arcturan Guards


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

Critics of the Twenty-first in the mid-2760s complained that the Twenty-first's posting to the world of Borghese was a case of family connections - namely those of the commanding officer, Colonel Hassan Steiner-Owalt to get his unit assigned on an extended vacation. Officially, the Twenty-first was stationed on Borghese to focus on "blue-water" operations.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 21st Arcturan Guards
Colonel Hassan Steiner-Owalt 2765[1]



Composition History[edit]


Twenty-first Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Twenty-first were stationed on Borghese.[2]

2786 - 2821[edit]

21st Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Borghese. In 2821 the command was reduced to 42 percent of its strength and was deployed on Borghese. [3]


21st Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical) [4]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on Borghese with an operational readiness of 103 percent. [4] The unit was destroyed during the war.[4]


  • The Twenty-first Arcturan Guards appear to have been casualties of the Succession Wars.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 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 Second Succession War, p. 99