120th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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120th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname Lightning Strike[1]
Parent Formation XVIII Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The 120th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. It was one of the SLDF's Royal units, which consisted of troops from the Terran Hegemony.

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the XVIII Corps, Ninth Army, to District 2 of the Free Worlds League Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery to take part in the Periphery Uprising by 2765.[2]. The 120th survived the war and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.[2]

Officers[edit]

The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Monte Deases.[1]

Tactics[edit]

The Mechanised Infantry Divisions of the Star League were used offensively to exploit gaps in the enemy front created by the BattleMech Divisions. They also bore the brunt of defensive actions.

Composition History[edit]

The Division comprised two Brigades of Mechanised Infantry and a single BattleMech Brigade. Also attached was a Ground Aero Wing.[3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 117, "Ninth Army"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 142, "Eighteen"
  3. The Star League, p. 133

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