5th Rim Commonality Guard
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|Fifth Rim Commonality Guards|
|Unit Profile (as of 3145)|
|Nickname||The Sword Breakers|
|Parent Formation||Rim Commonality Guards|
Formed in 3101 from elements of the Ninth Marik Militia, the Fifth Rim Commonality Guards was instrumental in facilitating Astrokaszy's incorporation into the Rim Commonality. The unit remained on Astrokaszy from at least 3135 to 3145.  They were facing a pirate band that used a custom ATAE-70A ArtilleryMech that was able to evade the forces as they lacked aerospace fighter support.
When war broke out between the resurrected Free Worlds League and its neighbors in 3146, the Fifth was deployed against Canopian invaders on Tellman's Mistake. There the fighting against the First Canopian Brigade bogged down into stalemate before FWLM reinforcements arrived to repel the invasion force.
|Commanding Officers of the 5th Rim Commonality Guards|
- CO: Colonel Wilburn Dotson
Fifth Rim Guards Armor (Regular/Reliable)
- CO: Lieutenant Colonel Colette Finch
Fifth Rim Guards Infantry (Veteran/Questionable)
- CO: Lieutenant Colonel Brent Sosa
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 106
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 116, "Free Worlds League Military"
- Experimental Technical Readout: Caveat Emptor, p. 7
- Shattered Fortress, p. 20-21
- Shattered Fortress, p. 88