5th Free Worlds Guards

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Fifth Free Worlds Guards
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The League’s Fire [1]
Parent Formation Free Worlds Guards


The Fifth Free Worlds Guards regiment was formed sometime after the Charter of Incorporation was signed in 3139. The Fifth initially consisted of the survivors of the Iron Guard unit, as well as recent graduates from the Princefield Military Academy. To improve their experience, the Fifth also recruited several retired officers from the Duchy of Oriente's Duke's Own Corps of Foot and Horse. Since their formation they spent most of their time fighting off reconnaissance raids by the Capellan Confederation.[2]

In 3145 the unit was split into three smaller commands, garrisoning Hassad, Les Halles, and Calloway VI.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 5th Free Worlds Guards
Colonel Willie Reed 3145[3]



Composition History[edit]


Fifth Free Worlds Guards (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical)[4]

- At this point in time the Fifth Guards was stationed on McAffe.[4]

2786 - 2821[edit]

5th FW Guards (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical) [5]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on McAffe. In 2821 the command was reduced to 78 percent of its strength and was deployed on McAffe. [5]


5th FW Guards (Regiment/Elite/Fanatical) [6]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on McAffe with an operational readiness of 125 percent. [6] The unit was destroyed during the war.


Fifth Free Worlds Guards (Elite/Fanatical)[3]

  • CO: Colonel Willie Reed

Fifth Guards Aerospace Wing (Elite/Reliable)[3]

77th Heavy Tank Regiment (Veteran/Fanatical)[3]

3rd Wolof Infantry Regiment (Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel James Pena


  1. Field Manual: 3145, p. 102
  2. Field Manual: 3145, p. 102
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 115, "Free Worlds League Military"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 11, "Free Worlds Guards"
  5. 5.0 5.1 ’’ First Succession War’’, p. 138
  6. 6.0 6.1 ’’ Second Succession War’’, p. 98