229th Mechanized Infantry Division

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229th Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname The Steel Alchemists
Parent Formation XXXVII Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The 229th Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was stationed on New Syrtis[1], assigned as a part of the XXXVII Corps, Fourth Army, to District 3 of the Federated Suns Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery.[2] The 229th was destroyed during the Periphery Uprising in 2765.[2]

Officers[edit]

The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Chu-hau Ling.[3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 152, "Fourth"
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 69, "229th Mechanized Infantry Division"
  4. The Star League, p. 133

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