171st BattleMech Division

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171st BattleMech Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname The Zhukov Division
Parent Formation LV Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The 171st BattleMech Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the LV Corps, Fifth Army, to District 1 of the Capellan Confederation Military Region and then transferred to District 3 by 2765, to take part in the Periphery Uprising.[1]The 171st was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.[1]

Officers[edit]

Major General Reese “Redleg” Killkenny was the commanding officer in 2764.[2]

Tactics[edit]

The Division favors firepower over everything else. Each battalion of a heavy assault regiment also includes fourth company of artillery, [3] and these are augmented by additional Battalions at Bridage level.[2]

Composition[edit]

As an SLDF BattleMech Division the 171st would have been composed with two Brigades of 'Mech regiments and one brigade of Mechanized Infantry regiments.[4]

2764[edit]

  • 1711th Brigade [2]
  • Heavy Assault Regiment
  • Heavy Assault Regiment
  • Battle Regiment
  • Attached Artillery Battalion
  • 1712th Brigade
  • Heavy Assault Regiment
  • Heavy Assault Regiment
  • Battle Regiment
  • Attached Artillery Battalion
  • 1713th Infantry Brigade
  • Attached Heavy Armor Regiment
  • Attached Artillery Battalion

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star League, p. 153, "Fifth"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 83
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13
  4. The Star League, p. 133

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