157th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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157th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2784)
Nickname The Light of the Zodiac Division
Parent Formation LXVIII Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The 157th 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 LXVIII Corps, Eighteenth Army, of the Periphery Military Region but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery to take part in the Periphery Uprising by 2765.[1] The 512th survived the war and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.[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]

As an SLDF mechanized infantry division the 157th would have been composed of two brigades of mechanized infantry and a brigade of 'Mech regiments.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star League, p. 156, "Eighteenth"
  2. The Star League, p. 133, "Unit Composition"

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