255th Royal BattleMech Division

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255th Royal BattleMech Division
Unit Profile (as of 2765)
Nickname The Sherman Division
Parent Formation XLIII Corps
Formed unknown
Disbanded 2765


The 255th Royal BattleMech 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 XLIII Corps, Seventeenth Army, to the Periphery Military Region.[1] The 255th was destroyed during the Periphery Uprising in 2765.[1]


The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Meriama Ult Buzin.[2]


The Division had a reputation for scorched-earth tactics and hard war. In 2763 their commanding general had publicly stated that she had "no qualms about torching a few cities or stomping a few schools if that’s what it takes to keep the territorial states in line".[2]


As an SLDF BattleMech division the 255th would have been formed from two Brigades of BattleMech regiments and a brigade of Mechanized Infantry regiments.[3]


  • 2551st Royal BattleMech Brigade [4]
  • 2552nd Royal BattleMech Brigade
  • 2553rd Royal Infantry Brigade


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star League, p. 155, "Seventeenth"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 203, "255th Royal BattleMech Division"
  3. The Star League, p. 133
  4. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13