283rd Division (ComStar)

283rd Division IV-pi
Unit Profile (as of 3067)
Nickname The Wolf Lords
Parent Formation 10th Army
Formed Early thirty-first century

The 283rd Division is noted for its actions against Clan Wolf during the Battle of Tukayyid.


Immediately prior to the Clan Invasion the green ranked 283rd Division, then an mu-based formation referred to by the nickname of the Waveforms, was assigned to the 9th Army and was headquartered on the Federated Commonwealth world of Summit.[1]

Battle of Tukayyid[edit]

Along with the rest of the 10th Army, during the Battle of Tukayyid the 283rd faced the fearsome threat of Clan Wolf. As the Wolves advanced toward the 166th and 278th Divisions positions at outside the hamlet of Forest's End, the 283rd was the first Com Guard unit to engage the Wolves, preventing Alpha Galaxy's Fourth Wolf Guards from encircling and trapping the 166th and 278th despite their inexperience. [2] [3] [4]

After ComStar Schism and Operation Bulldog[edit]

Like many Com Guard Divisions, the now regular rated 283rd Division chose a new nickname after their efforts against Wolves on Tukayyid, calling itself The Wolf Lords. Rebuilt as a IV-pi based formation, the 283rd became the command division of the 10th Army and transferred its headquarters to the theater capital of Rigil Kent.[5]

As a result of Rigil Kent's proximity to Terra, after Operation Odysseus the 283rd was the primary supply conduit to support the survivors of the 201st Division in their guerrilla war against the Word of Blake occupation. This came to an end after the retirement of Anastasius Focht in 3061 with the 283rd CO's Precentor Reardon bitterly opposed to the selection of Victor Steiner-Davion as Precentor Martial. While still loyal to ComStar if not its newest Precentor-Martial, a fact supported by ROM and Reardon's court-martial of several Blakist agents discovered in the 283rd, many critics still question Reardon's true motives. [6] [7]


  • 3055 to 3067, the CO of the Division was Precentor XXII Christine Reardon. Her career as a MechWarrior ended after losing both her legs on Tukayyid, Reardon was noted for her tactical brilliance and rapport with her unit, facts which ensured she retained her position despite her opposition to Victor Steiner-Davion. [5] [6] [8]

Composition History[edit]


  • 283rd Division (Waveforms IV-mu)[1]


  • 283rd Division (The Wolf Lords IV-pi)[5]


  • 283rd Division (The Wolf Lords IV-pi)[6]
    • The Sharp End III-pi - Demi-Precentor X Amado Martinez
    • Fighting Chance III-sigma - Demi-Precentor VI Thos Poy
    • Primal Scream III-omicron - Demi-Precentor I Chris Gard
    • The Comitatus III-pi - Demi-Precentor X Domenic Cusano
    • Solid Dreams III-rho - Demi-Precentor VIII Susan Lipson
    • The Stouthearts III-xi - Demi-Precentor IV Jessica Munao


  • 283rd Division (The Wolf Lords IV-pi)[8]


  • The 283rd's insignia shows a wolf howling beneath a full moon.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 20-Year Update, pg. 71 "10th V-nu"
  2. Tukayyid, p. 90, "Campaign: Clan Wolf"
  3. ComStar, pp. 71-72 "Battle of Tukayyid"
  4. Wolf Clan, pp. 50-51 "Days of Armageddon - Wolf"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 ComStar, p. 85, "10th Army V-nu (The Red Legion)"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Field Manual: ComStar, p. 39, "10th Army V-nu: The Red Legion"
  7. Field Manual: Updates, p. 87, "10th Army V-Nu (The Red Legion)"
  8. 8.0 8.1 Field Manual: Updates, p. 98 "10th Army V-Nu - (The Red Legion)"