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1st Liao Guards

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First Liao Guards
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname The Cynthiana Highlanders [1]
Parent Formation Liao Guards
Disbanded First Succession War[2]


The First Liao Guards were the first unit formed of their brigade. They were also the first unit sent to the Periphery border when Chancellor Warex Liao ordered the Liao Guards to improve. They spent forty years undergoing a massive training program that turned them from a useless parade ground unit into competent soldiers. They still retained their parade ground competence, but they were also capable of fighting battles and winning them.[1]

First Succession WarEdit

During the First Succession War the First fought the Free Worlds League Military's invasion of the Sarna Commonality. They were highly effective in this role, and forced the FWLM to use nuclear weapons to destroy them.[3]

Dark Age EraEdit


The First Liao Guards were reformed sometime before Operation GREAT FLOOD as one of the Hidden Lion regiments resurrected by Chancellor Daoshen Liao using stockpiled equipment.[3] The new Liao Guards used the Augmented Regiment formations commonly found in the CCAF by 3145.[4] They were a front-line regiment of the Tikonov Commonality.[5]

Operation GREAT FLOODEdit

During Operation GREAT FLOOD, the First Liao Guards landed on Styk, New Canton, and Zion after other CCAF regiments captured the planets. They then hunted down the remaining RAF stragglers and pacified the worlds. They later served as the garrison for the planet Liao soon after its capture and received a victory parade in Cynthiana from an elated public.[3]


The only Liao Guards regiment to participate in Operation CELESTIAL REWARD. The First Liao Guards were assigned to capture several former ROTS worlds annexed by the Federated Suns.[3] Victorious against the usually ad hoc garrisons found on these planets, the Liao Guards were easily defeated by the defending Third Federated Suns Armored Cavalry on Rio. They would later return to capture the planet after the Third FSAC redeployed to counter the ongoing Draconis Combine invasion.[6]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Liao Guards
Sang-shao Elliot Liao-Subramanya 3145.[7]



Lack of experience has made the First Liao Guards dependent on their numbers and technology to achieve victory.[3]

Composition HistoryEdit


First Liao Guards (Veteran/Fanatical) [1]


First Liao Guards (Veteran/Fanatical)[2]

- At this point in time the First was a medium-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Liao.[2] The unit was destroyed during the war. [2].


First Liao Guards (Veteran/Reliable)(85% Strength)[7]

  • CO: Sang-shao Elliot Liao-Subramanya

Liao’s Banshees (Veteran/Fanatical)(90% Strength)[7]

Highlander Tank Regiment (Regular/Fanatical)(80% Strength)[7]

Cynthiana Highland Infantry (Regular/Fanatical)(85% Strength)[7]

  • CO: Zhong-shao Weisheng Weng


The unit had a "A" Equipment Rating. They had numerous Assassins, Firebees, Riflemans and Wolverines.[8][9]

Color Scheme and Unit InsigniaEdit

The Han character for Liao on an inverted green triangle.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: Capellan Confederation, p. 11
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Tenth Succession War (Source Book), p. 136, "Capellan Confederation Armed Forces (CCAF) - Deployment Table"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Field Manual: 3145, p. 35
  4. Field Manual: 3145, p. 27, "General Review"
  5. Field Manual: 3145, p. 28, "THE NEW OLD-FASHIONED WAY"
  6. Field Manual: 3145, p. 72, "Third Federated Suns Armored Cavalry"
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Field Manual: 3145, p. 47
  8. Field Manual: 3145, p. 28, "Sarna and Tikonov Commonalities"
  9. Field Manual: 3145, p. 29, "Sian Commonality"