281st Mechanized Infantry Division

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281st Mechanized Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2767)
Nickname The Bigfoots
Parent Formation LXII Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The 281st Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was stationed on Birmensdorf[1], assigned as a part of the LXII Corps, Fourth Army, to District 3 of the Federated Suns Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed are of the Periphery by 2765, to take part in the Periphery Uprising.[2] The 281st was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.[2]

Officers[edit]

The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Karl Blum.[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. 73, "281st Mechanized Infantry Division"
  4. The Star League, p. 133

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