14th Army (Star League)

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14th Army
Unit Profile (as of 2784)
Nickname
Parent Formation Star League Defense Force
Formed unknown

The Star League Defense Forces 14th Army was assigned to operations within the Draconis Combine Military Region.[1]

History[edit]

Responsible initially for the first district of the Draconis Combine Military Region from the Army Headquarters on Dieron, the 14th guarded both the Federated Suns and Terran Hegemony borders, and often found itself facing challenges from DCMS ronin looking to test their mettle against the SLDF. In light of the constant conflict and challenges, including the 3rd Hidden War, the SLDF High Command assigned additional forces to the Fourteenth. The Fourteenth had an extra Corps assigned to it, and each of those corps was increased to six divisions in size. The Fourteenth's operations area was divided into four districts. A single corps protected the two closest to Terra, while the other two districts were covered by two corps.[2]

With such an active border, the various command staffs of the Army's components worked hard to keep their units ready at a moment's notice. To meet the high level of readiness required, the Fourteenth Army Command set performance goals and left the plans of reaching those goals to corps and division commanders. The Army Command worked hard to provide all necessary support for the corps and divisions, even going so far as to arrange cross-corps training opportunities. The Fourteenth Army's commanders used the performance evaluations during these exercises to promote or reassign commanding officers of the subsidiary units.[2]

When the Periphery Uprising saw a significant increase in the number of SLDF Armies deployed into the Periphery, the 14th found its area of responsibility increase dramatically; boosted through the addition of thirty assorted regiments from within the Hegemony, the 14th became responsible for the entire of the Draconis Combine.[3]

Officers[edit]

In 2765 the commanding officer of the 14th Army was General Daishin Makarau.[3]

Corps of the 14th Army[edit]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

  • 7 BattleMech Divisions[3]
  • 27 Infantry Divisions[3]
  • 18 Independent Regiments[3]

References[edit]

  1. The Star League, p. 141, "Fourteenth Army"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 169
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 44, "Fourteenth Army"

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