159th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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159th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2784)
Nickname The Athena Division
Parent Formation XVII Corps
Formed unknown


The 159th 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.


In 2725 the Division successfully took part in Operation Smother, to put an end to the ongoing fighting between House Davion and House Kurita forces, as part of the Second Hidden War.[1]

In 2764, the unit was stationed on Hazelhurst[2], assigned as a part of the XVII Corps, Third Army, to District 2 of the Federated Suns Military Region but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery to take part in the Periphery Uprising by 2765.[3] The 159th survived the war and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.[3]


The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Hanne Senft.[4]


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.[5]


  1. The Star League, p. 63, "Second Hidden War"
  2. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Star League, p. 151, "Third"
  4. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 59, "159th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division"
  5. The Star League, p. 133