251st Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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251st Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2766)
Nickname The Guards of Fiddlers’ Green[1]
Parent Formation LVI Corps
Formed unknown
Disbanded 2766


The 251st 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 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the LVI Corps, Nineteenth Army, which stationed it in the Taurian Concordat. In 2748 the unit arrested a group of terrorists who were attempting to detonate a nuclear bomb. For this action, Taurian military observers added "the Guards" to the unit's original nickname "The Fiddler's Green Division."[1]

The unit was stationed on Burton in 2765, guarding the O-P Computer Electronics plant there. They also frequently observed Taurian Defense Force units engaging in wargames on the planet. These observations were used to develop counters to probable TDF strategies and tactics.[1]

It would later take part in the Periphery Uprising 2765.[2] The 251st suffered heavy losses, and was disbanded in 2766.[2]


In 2765 the unit's commander was Major General Manfred Filipovic.[1]


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.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 225
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 157, "Nineteenth"
  3. The Star League, p. 133