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


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.


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]


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]


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]


  • 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]


  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