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3rd Liao Guards

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Third Liao Guards
Formed 2759[1]
Nickname Blades of Justice[1]
Affiliation Capellan Confederation
Parent Command Liao Guards


The Third Liao Guards were formed in 2759 at the request of Sigismund Liao, younger brother of Chancellor Barbara Liao. The younger Liao was appointed Colonel and oversaw the construction of a large underground bunker complex to serve as the Third's headquarters.

In 2765 the unit was located on Gan Singh.[1]


The Third Liao Guards were re-formed sometime before Operation GREAT FLOOD as one of the Hidden Lion regiments resurrected by Chancellor Daoshen Liao using stockpiled equipment.[2] The new Liao Guards used the Augmented Regiment formations commonly found in the CCAF by 3145.[3] They were a front-line regiment of the Tikonov Commonality.[4]

Operation GREAT FLOOD[edit]

During Operation GREAT FLOOD, the Third Liao Guards were the only Liao Guards regiment that took active part in capturing a planet. The assault on New Canton began in disaster as the Third blindly charged the RAF positions and got themselves surrounded. Forced to retreat and await the reinforcing Second McCarron's Armored Cavalry, they later blocked the escape route used by the retreating defenders and captured many vehicles. The salvaged equipment would later be used to replace their earlier losses.[2]

Operation CELESTIAL REWARD[edit]

The Third Liao Guards were assigned to garrison Zion along the Free Worlds League border during Operation CELESTIAL REWARD. As such, they did not participate in the offensive.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Liao Guards
Colonel Sigismund Liao 2765[1]
Sang-shao Tianren Lang 3145[5]

Other Officers[edit]

Though Colonel Sigismund Liao was the official leader of the Third Liao Guards in 2765, in reality it was Major Da Ying Hwang who handled most of the Third's combat operations.[1]


The regiment is slow to react and is predisposed to frontal assault charges.[6]

Composition History[edit]


Third Liao Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Gan Singh.[1]


Third Liao Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[7]

- At this point in time the Third was a medium-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Outreach.[7] In 2821 the unit was operating at just below half-strength, and was stationed on Berenson.[7]


3rd Liao Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical)[8]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Berenson with an operational readiness of 79 percent.[8] The unit was destroyed during the war.[8]


Third Liao Guards (Regular/Reliable) (75% Strength)[5]

  • CO: Sang-shao Tianren Lang

Talons of Justice (2 Flights/Regular/Fanatical) (80% Strength)[5]

Full Armored Guard (Green/Reliable) (90% Strength)[5]

Fourth Bora Assault Guards (Regular/Fanatical) (65% Strength)[5]

  • CO: Zhong-shao Norberto Laredo


Color Scheme and Unit Insignia[edit]

A scale placed over an upward pointed sword.[2]


Game Rules[edit]

Dark Age[edit]

  • The Third Liao Guards have a –1 Initiative modifier.[6]
  • The Third Liao Guards may use Off-Map Movement.[6]
  • If a Third Liao Guards BattleMech armed with a melee weapon executes a successful charge attack, it may add the damage of the melee weapon, before distributing the total damage in accordance with the charging rules. The weapon damage is not subject to any modifiers due to special weapon characteristics (such as critical chances for Lances), Triple Strength Myomer or any other modifiers. Using a weapon in this way requires the MechWarrior to make a Piloting Skill check with a +2 target modifier to avoid falling down, regardless of whether the charge succeeds or fails.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: CCAF, p. 11
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 35
  3. Field Manual: 3145, p. 27: "General Review"
  4. Field Manual: 3145, p. 28: "The New Old-Fashioned Way"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 47
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Field Manual: 3145, p. 205
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 First Succession War, p. 136: "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Second Succession War, p. 95
  9. Field Manual: 3145, p. 28: "Sarna and Tikonov Commonalities"
  10. Field Manual: 3145, p. 29: "Sian Commonality"