316th Royal BattleMech Division

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316th Royal BattleMech Division
Unit Profile (as of 2784)
Nickname The Rio Grande Division
Parent Formation VII Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The 316th 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 2640, 2652 and 2672 the 316th won the Best Division title at the Martial Olympiad. [1]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the VII Corps, Eighth Army, to District 1 of the Free Worlds League Military Region and then transferred to District 2 by 2765.[2] The 316th survived the Periphery Uprising and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.[2]

Officers[edit]

Major General Sir Charles LeMarque was Commanding officer of the Division before being promoted and assuming deputy command of the III Corps.[3] The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Polina Tchernovkov.[4]

Composition[edit]

As an SLDF BattleMech division the 316th would have been formed from two Brigades of BattleMech regiments and a brigade of Mechanized Infantry regiments.[5]

2764[edit]

  • 3161st Royal BattleMech Brigade [6]
  • 3162nd Royal BattleMech Brigade
  • 3163rd Royal Infantry Brigade

Game Rules[edit]

A unit firing on one target, with no other friendly units attacking the same target, receives a +1 bonus to its To-Hit rolls. Two or more friendly units declaring fire upon the same target receive a –2 To-Hit roll penalty.[7]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 23
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 141, "Eighth"
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 107
  4. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 109
  5. The Star League, p. 133
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 245

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