17th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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17th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname n/a
Parent Formation VIII Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The Seventeenth 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 Seventeenth Royal was a part of VIII Corps within the Fourteenth Army and assigned to Destrict 1 of the Draconis Combine Military Region. The Seventeenth Royal was then transferred to District 2 by 2765 in response to the Periphery Uprising[1]. The Seventeenth Royal 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]

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

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star League, p. 147, "Fourteenth"

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