279th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
|279th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 2764)|
|Nickname||The Chara Cossacks|
|Parent Formation||XLIII Corps|
In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the XLIII Corps, Seventeenth Army, of the Periphery Military Region but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery to take part in the Periphery Uprising by 2765.. The 279th survived the war and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.
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.
The Division comprised two Brigades of Mechanised Infantry and a single BattleMech Brigade. Also attached was a Ground Aero Wing.
- The Star League, p. 155, "Seventeenth"
- The Star League, p. 133