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

Overview[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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]

Officers[edit]

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

Tactics[edit]

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]

Composition[edit]

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]

2764[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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

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