2nd Bolan Guards

Second Bolan Guards
Formed 3049
Previous Designation(s) 11th FedCom RCT
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Commonwealth Guards (3085)
Alliance Guards (3062)
Federated Commonwealth Corps (3045)

Unit Description[edit]

Previously known as the 11th FedCom RCT and the 3rd Alliance Guards RCT, the Second Bolan Guards LCT is a military formation that has served the Federated Commonwealth, Lyran Alliance and Lyran Commonwealth. [1]


Early Years[edit]

Formed in 3047, the green ranked 11th FedCom was stationed on the the world of Skye until 3058 and, unusually for a FedCom Corps unit, drew almost all its recruits from the Skye March itself. These ties ensured that after the secession of the Lyran Alliance the RCT remained in the LAAF and was renamed as the 3rd Alliance Guards. The newly formed LAAF high command used the unit's renaming and reorganization to remove the most ardently pro-Skye troops and replace them with ones more loyal to the Archon. Due to both grumblings about the poor respect given the Alliance Guards and many of the unit's troops still maintaining ties to their formed base world, typified by its use of The Boys from Skye nickname, the LIC kept the Third under a close eye. [2]

In mid-3058 the still untried 3rd Alliance Guard was relocated to the world Blue Hole on the Jade Falcon border in reaction to the recent invasion of Coventry. Believing they'd finally have a chance to prove themselves, the Third's repeated requests to stage raids on the Clans were refused by Melissia Theater commander Sharon Bryan on the basis of their lack of experience, the unit not selected for Operation Bulldog for the same reason. [2]

FedCom Civil War[edit]

By May 3064, the 3rd Alliance Guard had been in a shooting stand-off with the 8th Deneb Light Cavalry alongside the Storm's Metal Thunder mercenary unit when Clan Jade Falcon attacked. The 3rd Alliance Guard would end up fighting against the Turkina Eyrie and Storm's Metal Thunder against the First Swoop. The fighting was brutal and even the 8th Deneb Light Cavalry would try to aid the Loyalist RCT's, though would be fired upon for their efforts. Soon though the 3rd Alliance Guards would have enough and withdrew to Melissia with only four companies of BattleMechs, while the mercenaries would remain on world and soon was destroyed but for two 'Mechs that would later retreat to Melissia. [3] On August 16th, 3064, the 3rd Alliance Guard took part in the fighting on Melissia, where the 3rd Alliance Guard were essentially destroyed by Clan Jade Falcon forces under the command of Khan Marthe Pryde, with the command staff and a few survivors making it off-world under the command of General Adam Steiner to Chapultepec and would take part in some of the fighting there. [4]

After the FedCom Civil War the 3rd Alliance Guard would remain on the LAAF rolls at the request of Hauptmann-General Isadora Agravaine, even though after the war the RCT had been reduced to only a Battalion of salvaged BattleMechs and two companies of vehicles with the rest of the RCT being a formation only on paper. The 3rd Alliance Guard's attempts to rebuild has also been hindered by the LAAF's emphasis on rebuilding combat worthy units, rather than replacing the 3rd Alliance Guard's losses. [5] By 3067 the 3rd Alliance Guard would return to Melissia and take up a garrison post there to rebuild. [6]


Like the rest of the Alliance Guards, the Third acted as a reserve force during the Word of Blake Jihad, supplementing commands damaged during the occupations of Tharkad and Hesperus II. The unit's sole action of note during the period was its defense of Timbiqui's famous brewery from pirate raiders, video footage of a Third Guards Zeus bring sprayed down by a beer truck as it tore a bandit Centurion apart with its energy weapons receiving extensive airplay across the Inner Sphere.[7]

Mirroring their rebirth, much of the losses suffered by the Third during the Jihad came not from combat but with transfers of troops and material to recoup the losses of more favored commands, further damaging the unit's poor morale. Near the end of the line of supplies at the best of times, like the rest of the Alliance Guards, the Third chose to sacrifice its older equipment to prioritize the maintenance of its more modern machines as the Jihad crippled interstellar shipping.[7]

Dark Age[edit]

With the renaming of the Lyran Alliance back to the Lyran Commonwealth by Archon Adam Steiner, [8] the Alliance Guards were renamed the Commonwealth Guards and the 3rd Alliance Guards became the 2nd Bolan Guards, restructured as a Davion style LCT rather than rebuilt as a full RCT again.[1]

When Duchess Tamari LaRue of the Inarcs Archonette refused to return her powers to Tharkad, on June 23rd 3083 Adam sent the 2nd Bolan along with the 1st Royal Guards RCT and Yggdrasil to subdue her. The Second quickly secured the taskforce's dropzones and easily defeated local militia resistance while the 1st Royal advanced on the defending Blackstone Highlanders and captured the Duchess. The Second remained behind to secure Inarcs while the 1st Royal transported Duchess LaRue to stand trial on Tharkad.[9]

Though completing its mission successfully, the fighting on Inarcs only worsened the unit's morale issues, with many dismayed to again being forced to fight their countrymen. Also, the Second still counted a sizable number of troops originating from the Federated Suns, who only felt even more trapped in a foreign unit with the name change. The LCAF attempted to combat these issues by assigning the Second to Bolan alongside the 1st Bolan Guards in the hopes it would allow it to bond with its namesake world and develop pride in serving in its defense.[1]

During the Commonwealth's invasion of the Duchy of Tamarind-Abbey in 3137 the Second Bolan Guards were in the forefront. Their advanced position meant that they weren't damaged by Clan Wolf forces as they established the Wolf Empire. During the formation of the Empire, the Second Bolan Guards were able to tie up a large number of FWLM forces, which allowed other LCAF units to escape. One of these fighting withdrawals involved the Second and the 1st Tamarind Regulars.[10]

In 3145 they were stationed on Bolan.[11] A year later the Second found itself battling the First Tamarind Regulars again when that unit invaded Bolan. At first managing to drive the invaders back, the Second was first stymied and then driven off-world when League reinforcements arrived.[12]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 11th FedCom RCT
Hauptmann General Amos Bronson Harrington 3050[13]
Leutnant-General Martin Andor 3052[2]
Commanding Officers of the Third Alliance Guards
Leutnant-General Martin Andor 3067[2]
Commanding Officers of the Second Bolan Guards
Leutnant-General Conger McConnaugh 3085[14]
Colonel Eli Colt 3145[15]

Other Officers[edit]


The 3rd Alliance Guards, and before that the 11th FedCom, trained in a medley of tactics both offensive and defensive, though up until the FedCom Civil War had little chance to put their training into practice.[2]

Composition History[edit]


11th F-C RCT (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [16]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Amos Bronson Haninqton [16]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Skye. [16]


11th F-C RCT (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [17]

  • CO: Hauptmann General Marlin Andor [17]
Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Skye. [17]


Third Alliance Guards (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Martin Andor
  • Aide: Colonel Marion Leaford

Note:The command is considered light weight with many foreign machines in its roster.

Third Alliance Guards Aerospace Brigade (1 Wing)[2]

  • CO: Kaptain Nasir Malik Hammed
    • 2nd Alliance Wing

Third Alliance Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Green/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Roberto Huntingdon
  • 11th Alliance Heavy Armor Regiment: Colonel Roberto Huntingdon
  • 92nd Skye Light Armor Regiment: Colonel Jonathan Lyttle

Third Alliance Infantry Brigade (4 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Bill Scathlock
  • Aide: Leutnant-Colonel Mercham Miller
  • 21st Alliance Infantry Regiment: Colonel Gerald Watson
  • 22nd Alliance Infantry Regiment: Colonel Corrinne de Kondservsky
  • 44th Independent Mechanized Infantry Regiment: Colonel Andrew Clatworthy
  • 11th FedCom Jump Infantry Regiment: Colonel Adebayo Fasinro


Third Alliance Guards (1 Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Martin Andor

Third Alliance Guards Aerospace Brigade (1 WingVeteran/Reliable)[18]

Third Alliance Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Veteran/Reliable)[18]

  • CO: Colonel Roberto Huntingdon

Third Alliance Infantry Brigade (4 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[2]

  • CO: Colonel Bill Scathlock


Second Bolan Guards LCT[14]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Conger McConnaugh

Second Bolan Guard Aerospace[14]

  • CO: Kommandant Dlamalt Rocha

Second Bolan Armor Brigade[14]

  • CO: Colonel Vikot Olofsdotter

Second Bolan Infantry Brigade[14]

  • CO: Colonel Tyge Podsednik


Second Bolan Guards (Veteran/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Eli Colt

Second Bolan Guard Aerospace (Veteran/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Kommandant George Robinson

Second Bolan Armor Brigade (Regular/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Anna Gray

Second Bolan Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Questionable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Donald Watson


  • When the 3rd Alliance Guard was a member of the Federated Commonwealth Corp RCTs, the 12th primarily used the FedCom Corps crest as their insignia. After being renamed to the they changed it to the Alliances Mail Fist on a skye green disk and beneath it the Roman number III.
  • The parade colors of the Third, is the same as when it was a member of the FedCom Corps, navy blue with gold banding on the arms and legs of 'Mechs. Gold is also used to highlight panels on the upper torsos of 'Mechs and turrets of armor units, resulting in a checkerboard pattern. After being renamed, the color scheme was changed to a brown and tan paint scheme and replaces the black edging with green edging.
  • Upon its reconfiguration into the 2rd Alliance Guards the unit was dominated by medium and light BattleMech designs of Federated Suns manufacture, generally in its First and Second Battalions. The Third Battalion had more of a typical Lyran flavor with more Lyran produced BattleMechs generally in the Heavy and Assault Class.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 99 "Lyran Commonwealth - Commonwealth Guards"
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 45, "3rd Alliance Guards Unit Profile"
  3. FedCom Civil War, p. 114
  4. FedCom Civil War, p. 114, 116
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 166
  6. Field Manual: Updates, p. 178
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Report: LAAF, p. 8 "Alliance Guards"
  8. Field Manual: 3085, p. 94 "The Lyran Commonwealth - General Review"
  9. Field Manual: 3085, pp. 94-95 "The Lyran Commonwealth - Reclaiming Authority"
  10. Technical Readout: 3145 Free Worlds League, p. 42
  11. Field Manual: 3145, p. 123
  12. Shattered Fortress, p. 20
  13. 20-Year Update, p. "Federated Commonwealth Deployment Tables - Skye March - Wyatt Theater - Gacrux Command"
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 14.4 14.5 Field Manual: 3085, p. 107 "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces (Deployment as of 31 October 3085)"
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 132, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Buena Province"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 20 Year Update, p. 27
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Objective Raids, p. 19
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Field Manual: Updates p.178