9th Andurien Guards
|Ninth Andurien Guard|
|Nickname||Late Dark Age|
|Affiliation||Duchy of Andurien|
|Parent Command||Andurien Guards|
The Dark Age
Like the other regiments of the Andurien Guards, the Ninth Andurien Guard was founded to act as a defensive force, taking advantage of heavy equipment to stand up to invaders, in deliberate contrast with the hit-and-run tactics of the sister regiments in the Andurien Rangers. The Ninth was one of the Andurien Guard regiments to be founded during the Dark Age, after the Duchy of Andurien had seceded from the Free Worlds League during the Jihad.
In 3145 the Ninth was the newest of the Andurien Guard regiments, having formed from a mix of volunteers and fresh graduates from the Humphreys Training Academy. Although the Ninth was still working to reach full strength, the Andurien Defense Force had chosen to deploy the Ninth to Shiro III in the hopes that protecting the industrial complexes on the planet against pirates might help give the Ninth some experience.
|Commanding Officers of the 9th Andurien Guards|
The Dark Age
With an emphasis on defensive operations, the Ninth used heavy aerospace fighters to demoralize invading forces through ground-support and bombing attacks. The Ninth regularly trained alongside units from the Andurien Rangers and Andurien Cavalry to improve coordination between the various brigades.
Colors and Insignia
The paint scheme used by the Ninth consisted of vertical stripes in alternating shades of khaki and green.
- CO: Colonel Eunice Doyle
Ninth Guard Aerospace Wing (Green/Fanatical)
- CO: Commander Fern Burks
Ninth Guard Armor Battalion (Green/Questionable)
- CO: Major Mabel Walter
Ninth Guard Infantry Brigade (Regular/Reliable)
- CO: Colonel Anna Schultz
- Field Manual: 3145 refers to the Andurien Guards as the Andurien Guard in the text, but the Andurien Guards in the unit table listing.
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 113, "Andurien Guard"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 117, "Free Worlds League Military - Andurien Defense Force"