29th Lyran Guards

(Redirected from Twenty-ninth Lyran Guards)
Brigade Insignia of the Lyran Guards
Twenty-ninth Lyran Guards
Nickname Treuenfels[1]
Affiliation Lyran Commonwealth
Parent Command Third Lyran Guards Division


The 29th Lyran Guards were a regiment of the Lyran Guards brigade active during the Star League era.[1]

History[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

During the Star League era the29th Lyran Guards was one of six regiments within the 3rd Lyran Guards Division, one of five Divisions of active regiments within the Lyran Guards brigade in the closing decades of the Star League's existence.[1]

Like the other regiments of the Guards during this era, the 29th Guards lacked any particular political ties - either regional or familial - unlike regiments in other brigades; commonly assigned to garrison postings, the Twenty-ninth Lyran Guards and their sister regiments were postings of choice for those who wanted to work for the Commonwealth without either regional loyalties or particular ambitions. This led to the 29th Guards and her sister regiments being manned by soldiers who were professional, but without the close-knit ties found in more parochial regiments. The LCAF was intent on generating more camaraderie and esprit de corps among the Twenty-ninth and the other Guards regiments, but with little success by 2765.[1]

As a part of the 3rd Division the 29th was considered a regiment for up-and-coming personnel and rising stars during the 2760s, a consequence of Leutnant General Kristy Kiirlund's tenure as commanding officer of the Third. The Twenty-ninth took part in the Division-level deployment of the entire 3rd Division to the Circinus system in the mid-2760s to conduct Operation HOUND DOG, a determined effort to track down and destroy bandit elements and groups believed to be operating out of the otherwise-uninhabited Circinus system. Despite the Free Worlds League declining to commit any troops or observers to the Operation - the League military considering the Operation to be nothing more than a "Snipe hunt" - the mission was accompanied by a team of Star League Defense Force observers and was a success. The unit had taken up a garrison post on York by 2765 and recovered completely from the few casualties taken during HOUND DOG.[1]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 29th Lyran Guards

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

29th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Twenty-ninth was based on York.[1]

2786 - 2821[edit]

29th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [2]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on York (LC). In 2821 the command was reduced to 44 percent of its strength and was deployed on New India. [2]

2830[edit]

29th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on New India with an operational readiness of 91 percent. [3]

2864[edit]

29th Lyran Guards (Regiment/Green/Reliable) [3]

Note: At this point in time the assault-weight unit was stationed on New India with an operational readiness of 63 percent. [3]

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Field Report 2765: LCAF, p. 13-14, "Lyran Guards"
  2. 2.0 2.1 First Succession War, p. 139
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Second Succession War, p. 99

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