4th Liao Guards

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Fourth Liao Guards
Formed Between 2759 and 2765[1]
Nickname Asuncion Halberdiers (2765)[1]
Sarna Rifles (3145)[2]
Affiliation Capellan Confederation
Parent Command Liao Guards


The Fourth Liao Guards were formed shortly after the Third Liao Guards at the request of the Strategios. The CCAF commanders realized that the Third was unlikely to provide any militarily-valuable service to the Confederation, so the Fourth was formed. They were known for being dedicated soldiers who had little time for the "pomp and circumstance" of the other Liao Guards units. After their successful garrison of Asuncion, they received their nickname "Asuncion Halberdiers."[1]

Succession Wars Era[edit]

Just before the First Succession War began, the Fourth were stationed on Snailzar in 2765.[1] At outbreak of the war, the Fourth along its other brigade members fought the Free Worlds League advanced into the Sarna Commonality.[2] Unlike some of it's brigade members, the unit would survive the onslaught of the conflict, with barely less than half strength left by 2821.[3]

By 2830, the unit had manage regain most of it's fighting power at dawn of the Second Succession War, however would not survive the brutal fighting of the conflict.[4]

Dark Age Era[edit]


The Fourth Liao Guards were reformed 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.[5] They were a front-line regiment of the Tikonov Commonality.[6]

Operation GREAT FLOOD[edit]

During Operation GREAT FLOOD, the Fourth Liao Guards replaced the Third Sian Dragoons following the latter's 18 month failure to pacify Tall Trees. The Fourth engaged the rebel Tall Trees Union in a counterinsurgency campaign that saw the complete destruction of the group.[2]

Operation CELESTIAL REWARD and after[edit]

The Fourth Liao Guards were still stationed on Tall Trees when Operation CELESTIAL REWARD began. They therefore did not participate in the campaign.[2]

In early 3150 the Fourth was among those Capellan forces afflicted by a swathe of damaging sabotage attacks that hampered the unit's ability to participate in the planned CCAF assault upon Terra.[7]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 4th Liao Guards
Sang-shao Sarita Krishnavati 3145.[8]



The BattleMech and Infantry units of the regiment are trained to work together.[9]

Composition History[edit]


Fourth Liao Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [1]

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


Fourth Liao Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[10]

- At this point in time the Fourth was a medium-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Snailzar.[10]


Fourth Liao Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[10]

- At this point in time the Fourth was a medium-weight regiment operating at between one-third and half-strength, and was stationed on Suzano.[10]


3rd Liao Guards (Regiment/Green/Fanatical) [11]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Berenson with an operational readiness of 79 percent. [11] The unit was destroyed during the war. [11]


Fourth Liao Guards (Regular/Reliable)(65% Strength)[8]

  • CO: Sang-shao Sarita Krishnavati

Eighth Sarna Air Defense Wing (Regular/Fanatical)(85% Strength)[8]

Forty-third Sarna Home Guard (Regular/Reliable)(70% Strength)[8]

Fifth Sarn Commandos (4 Battalions/Veteran/Fanatical)(80% Strength)[8]

  • CO: Zhong-shao Roelof Neulen


Color Scheme and Unit Insignia[edit]

Crossed sniper rifles.[2]


Game Rules[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 11
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 35
  3. "First Succession War (Sourcebook)",p.136 - "Status before and after the 1st Succession War."
  4. "Second Succession War (Sourcebook)", p95 - "Fourth Liao Guards status before and after the war, with it's destruction.
  5. Field Manual: 3145, p. 27, "General Review"
  6. Field Manual: 3145, p. 28, "THE NEW OLD-FASHIONED WAY"
  7. Shattered Fortress, p. 79
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 47
  9. Field Manual: 3145, p. 206
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Tenth Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Second Succession War, p. 95
  12. Field Manual: 3145, p. 28, "Sarna and Tikonov Commonalities"
  13. Field Manual: 3145, p. 29, "Sian Commonality"