43rd Lyran Guards

Brigade Insignia of the Lyran Guards
43rd Lyran Guards
Nickname Strachwitz[1]
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Fifth Lyran Guards Division

The 43rd Lyran Guards were a regiment of the Lyran Guards brigade active during the Star League era.[1]


Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the 43rd Lyran Guards was one of six regiments within the 5th Lyran Guards Division, one of five Divisions of active regiments within the Lyran Guards brigade in the closing decades of the Star League's existence.[1]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the 43rd lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the 43rd Lyran Guards and their sister regiments were postings of choice for those who wanted to work for the Commonwealth without either regional loyalties or particular ambitions. This led to the 43rd and her sister regiments being manned by soldiers who were professional, but without the close-knit ties found in more parochial regiments. The LCAF was intent on generating more camaraderie and esprit de corps among the 43rd and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

In 2765 the 43rd was stationed on Oyevaina and was responsible for guarding the substantial Tamar Defense Industries complex located there.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 43rd Lyran Guards



Composition History[edit]


43rd Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the 43rd was based on Oyevaina.[1]

2786 - 2821[edit]

43rd Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [2]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Oyevaina. In 2821 the command was reduced to 36 percent of its strength and was deployed on Shardayne. [2]


43rd Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the light-weight unit was stationed on Shardayne with an operational readiness of 98 percent. [3] The unit was destroyed during the war.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 First Succession War, p. 139
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Second Succession War, p. 99