15th Lyran Guards

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15th Lyran Guards RCT
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Death or Glory Boys
Parent Formation Lyran Guards


The unit gained its regimental nickname for the many times it faced certain death, only to trick fate by surviving. The Fifteenth defended the planet Hesperus II during the the Tenth Battle (2997) against elements of the FWLM. The Guards, which were commanded by later Archon Katrina Steiner, performed a dangerous suborbital combat drop ontop of the enemy forces. The difficoult maneuver was successful, and the 15th Lyran Guards routed the smaller Marik force. Accordingly, they participated in the unsuccessful attempt to invade the planet Kalidasa.[1]

The 15th also participated in the Thirteenth (3019)[2] and Fourteenth (3057) Battles for Hesperus.


In 3025 the Commanding Officer was Colonel Rafferty Jefferson.[3]

In 3062 the Commanding Officer was Leutnant-General Gina Ciampa[4]


Since the battle for Hesperus II in 3057, the 15th Lyran Guards have resorted to conservative unrisky tactics.[4]

Composition History


15th Lyran Guards (2 Battalions/Elite/Fanatical)[4]

  • CO: Leutnant-General Gina Ciampa
    • Aide: Nana Brennan

15th Lyran Guards Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Elite/Fanatical)[4]

  • CO: Colonel Talbot Fayan
  • 816th Lyran Panzer Regiment: Colonel Alan Wedgewood
  • 11th Hesperus Recon Regiment: Colonel Mazhar Kier

15th Lyran Guards Infantry Brigade (3 Regiments/Elite/Fanatical)[4]

  • CO: Colonel: Eva Kalunta
    • Aide: Leutnant-Colonel Bert Atkin
  • 527th Lyran Mechanized Regiment: Colonel Kaye Harvey
  • 17th Hesperus Light Infantry Regiment: Colonel Obadina Derek
  • 283rd Lyran Jump Infantry: Colonel Francis Everidge

- The Aerospace assett was lost in the Fourteenth Battle of Hesperus.


Homeworld Hesperus II


  1. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 76 "Hesperus revisited"
  2. Wolf's Dragoons (sourcebook), p. 24
  3. House Steiner (The Lyran Commonwealth), p. 118 deployment tables
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 80, "15th Lyran Guards Unit Profile"