Skye Rangers

Insignia of the Skye Rangers
Skye Rangers
Formed 2300s
Disbanded By 3081[1]
Nickname Bravehearts
Affiliation Federation of Skye, Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command LCAF/LAAF

Originally the army of the Federation of Skye, where the Skye Rangers were once synonymous with courage and resolution. Lately, many in the LCAF and LAAF see them as divisive for their ties to the Free Skye movement. The Skye Rangers have maintained close ties to its parent state, recruiting almost exclusively from the Federation, with many Sanglamore graduates heading to fill billets in the brigade. As such, the unit frequently sides with the leader of the Skye region, not the Archon.[2]


While it is said the Tamar Pact brought martial skill to the nascent Lyran Commonwealth,[3] the Skye Rangers have long been the largest of the original provincial militaries. In 2765 they had sixteen active regiments. They were known as being fiercely individualistic, which many considered a form of sedition. They were used offensively, but generally half the active regiments of the Rangers were left in the Isle of Skye to avoid political problems.[4]

While they weathered the First Succession War fairly well, losing only the 10th Rangers,[5] the Second Succession War was particularly harsh on the Rangers. While the Tenth had been rebuilt during the break in fighting, 11 Skye Ranger regiments were destroyed by the time the war ground to a halt.[6] By 3025, the Second and 20th Skye Rangers had both been disbanded, leaving the brigade with just four regiments.[7]

Early in the Jihad, the Skye Rangers led an assault into the Free Worlds League. Though they inflicted serious damage on the FWLM, including destroying the 5th Oriente Hussars, the Skye Rangers spent most of the Jihad defending the Skye Province from Word of Blake attacks.[8]

The brigade followed their homeworld to join the Republic of the Sphere, and the LCAF disbanded the brigade. The 4th Skye Rangers, long the pinnacle of the brigade, went on to form the core of the IV Hastati Sentinels, one of the best units in the early RAF.[1] Many of those soldiers' descendants later became partisans of Jasek Kelswa-Steiner, forming the Lyran Rangers and fighting, ironically, for the return of Skye to the Commonwealth.[9]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the Skye Rangers
Hauptmann-General Rupert Guercio 3062[2]
Duke Robert Kelswa-Steiner 3067[10]


Different per Unit.

Units of the Skye Rangers[edit]

Skye Guards[edit]

Skye Rangers[edit]

Tamar Cavaliers[edit]


Color Scheme and Insignia[edit]

  • The parade color scheme of the Skye Rangers is dark red, with the arms of 'Mechs, turrets of vehicles or rudders of fighters painted black. Each regiment has its own unique highlight color.
  • The Rangers insignia takes for form of a yellow sun partly obscured by wisps of white clouds on blue sky disc.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 167
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 90
  3. Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 6
  4. Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 18
  5. First Succession War, p. 139
  6. Second Succession War, pp. 99–100
  7. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), pp. 116–117
  8. Field Report: LAAF, p. 15
  9. Stormhammers MW:DA Dossier - Lyran Rangers profile
  10. Field Manual: Updates, p. 173
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Jihad Hot Spots: 3070, p. 137
  12. 12.00 12.01 12.02 12.03 12.04 12.05 12.06 12.07 12.08 12.09 12.10 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 19: "Skye Rangers" - Regimental Status
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 13.8 Second Succession War, p. 99
  14. Field Manual: 3085, p. 167: "Forces gifted to the Republic"