18th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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18th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname The Pride of Leningrad
Parent Formation II Corps
Formed unknown
Disbanded 2765

Overview[edit]

The Eighteenth 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 Eighteenth Royal was assigned a part of II Corps within the Twelfth Army and was assigned to District 2 of the Lyran Commonwealth Military Region. The Eighteenth Royal was subsequently moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery in response to the Periphery Uprising and was destroyed during the Uprising in 2765.[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. The Star League, p. 145, "Twelfth"

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