Ducal Guards

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This article is about the brigade in service to Anton Marik. For the lead regiment of the Fusiliers of Oriente, see Oriente Ducal Guard.


The Ducal Guard was a brigade of combined-arms regiments formed by Duke Anton Marik prior to the Marik Civil War to support his rebellion against his brother, Captain-General Janos Marik.

History[edit]

Duke Anton Marik, who formed the Ducal Guard

Formation[edit]

The first four regiments of the Ducal Guard were formed in secret by Duke Anton between 3012 and early 3014, presumably from forces loyal to the Duke near the Capellan border. The units were numbered First through Fourth. [1] Although they were a new formation, all Guard units were considered fanatical in their loyalty to Duke Anton. [2] By May 3014, the Duke had successfully won the loyalty of several other House units, as well as receiving the contract for the famous Wolf's Dragoons mercenary command from Capellan Chancellor Maximillian Liao. Anton declared himself Captain-General, launching a civil war against his own brother. [1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Ducal Guards

Tactics[edit]

Different per Unit.

Units of the Ducal Guards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  • Numerous publications, such as House Marik (The Free Worlds League) and the Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook) refer to forces of Anton Marik that were clearly part of the Ducal Guards. However, they went unnamed until Historical: Brush Wars was published.
  • According to the main text of Historical: Brush Wars, it was elements of the Third Ducal Guards that were destroyed on Park Place. [3] The deployment tables, however, indicate it was instead the Fourth Ducal Guards, [4] and given that the main text claims the Third had already surrendered on Calloway IV, [5] this article accepts that it was the Fourth who fought on Park Place.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Historical: Brush Wars p. 18, Opening Moves
  2. Historical: Brush Wars p. 35, Deployment Tables: Rebels (April - July 3014)
  3. Historical: Brush Wars p. 32, Ashes of Rebellion: Park Place
  4. Historical: Brush Wars p. 39, Deployment Tables: Rebels (January - May 3015)
  5. Historical: Brush Wars p. 29, Calloway VI

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