10th Army (Star League)
|Unit Profile (as of 2765)|
|Parent Formation||Star League Defense Force|
The 10th Army was one of only two SLDF Armies to be commanded by an Admiral in 2765, rather than a General. Based around the Army Headquarters on Cirebon, the 10th Army was a standard model Army and was responsible for the rimward sectors of the Free Worlds League. Historically, the 10th Army had chosen not to work directly with the Free Worlds League government but rather to build a close relationship with the provincial authorities in the Principality of Regulus and the Duchy of Andurien; this proved to be a much more productive relationship, and when the 10th Army was deployed into the Magistracy of Canopus in response to the Periphery Uprising it received a considerable degree of logistical support from the Free Worlds League Military. Despite that support, the 10th would take moderate to heavy losses during the two-year campaign in the Periphery, losing 8 Divisions and 2 Independent Regiments.
The Tenth formed the first wave of reinforcement sent to quell the uprising in the Magistracy of Canopus, their main task was to relieve the defenders of the besieged forts in 2765. As they moved forward they were struck by the Secret Army and only further troops arriving prevented disaster. As the campaign progressed in theatre commander Joan Brandt ordered the Tenth along with the Ninth Army to push deeper into the Magistracy in order to isolate the capital, by 2767 plans were underway to capture Canopus when General Kerensky ordered a cessation of hostilities.
Prior to the Amaris Civil War the Tenth Army was dealing with the many pirates, smugglers, and other border jumpers who wanted to capitalize on the confusion of the Phony War. The Tenth was the only Army in the Free Worlds League Military Region that could respond rapidly to these conflicts, but the High Command held concerns that the four component Corps could be overwhelmed. Given that the Tenth Army had to defend the borders between the Free Worlds League, Capellan Confederation, Magistracy of Canopus, and the Periphery, these concerns were understandable. The Tenth Army worked with the 7th Fleet.
Corps of the 10th Army
- The Star League, p. 141
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 43, "Tenth Army"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 95, "The Magistracy Campaign"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 120, "Operation Chieftain: SLDF Order of Battle"
- Field Manual: SLDF, p. 125