5th Arcturan Guards

Insignia of the Arcturan Guards brigade
Fifth Arcturan Guards
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname The Thalia Regiment[1]
Parent Formation Arcturan Guards
Formed Ca. 2341[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Arcturan Guards brigade was originally founded as the Capitol Guards when the Lyran Commonwealth was founded as a nation in 2341, and the brigade changed its name to the Arcturan Guards sixty years later when the government of the Commonwealth was relocated from Arcturus to Tharkad. The Fifth Arcturan Guards was one of the nine founding units of the Guards, and like the other Guards units was named for a muse from ancient mythology - in this case, Thalia.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

Like the other regiments of the Arcturan Guard, the Fifth struggled with boredom and ennui during the closing years of the Star League era; the Star League Defense Force acted as an effective deterrent in the main, making large-scale military deployments for the Fifth a rarity, and leaving the regiment to occupy itself with training exercises and garrison duty.[1]

In the mid-2760s the Fifth suffered a tragedy that brought the regiment much closer to its sister regiment, the Fourth; members of the Fourth were being transported aboard the DropShip LCS Viper when the Viper crashed - and when the Viper crashed, it crashed into the Fifth's parade display. Both units were still rebuilding in 2765, and the Star League Intelligence Command expected both regiments to begin training together extensively in the near future.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Arcturan Guards

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

  • Fifth Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]
- At this point in time the Fifth were stationed on Suk II.[2]

2786 - 2821[edit]

5th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Suk II. In 2821 the command was reduced to 45 percent of its strength and was deployed on Suk II. [3]

2830[edit]

5th Arcturan Guards (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [4]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Suk II with an operational readiness of 83 percent. [4] The unit was destroyed during the war. [4]

Notes[edit]

  • The Fifth Arcturan Guards appear to have been casualties of the Succession Wars.
  • According to Greek mythology the Muse Thalia presided over comedy and idyllic poetry.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 8-9, "Arcturan Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Report: Lyran Commonwealth 2765, p. 9, "Regimental Status"
  3. 3.0 3.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 139
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 99

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