45th Lyran Guards

Insignia of the Lyran Guards
45th Lyran Guards
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname Zweiffel[1]
Parent Formation Fifth Lyran Guards Division

The 45th 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 45th 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 45th lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the 45th 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 45th 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 45th and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

In 2765 the 45th was garrisoning the world of Albion, a posting the regiment was less than thrilled with; in addition to struggling with chronic pollution, Albion was a free haven for pure libertarians.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 45th Lyran Guards



Composition History[edit]


45th Lyran Guards (Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the 45th was based on Albion.[1]

2786 - 2821[edit]

45th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [2]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Albion (LC). In 2821 the command was reduced to 61 percent of its strength and was deployed on Alarion. [2]


45th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical) [3]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Alarion with an operational readiness of 131 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