38th Royal Brigade (SLDF)

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38th Royal Brigade
Unit Profile (as of 2581)
Parent Formation 13th Royal Division
Formed 2571


The Thirty-Eighth Royal Brigade was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. Formed as a part of the 13th Royal Division during the creation of the SLDF, the 38th Royal Brigade was a part of V Corps during Operation UNION HOLD, the five-year campaign to conquer the Outworlds Alliance. The 38th Royal Brigade served as a part of the Outworlds Alliance Task Force from the start of the operation in 2581 until peace was declared with the Treaty of Cerberus in 2585.[1]

The 38th was stationed on Chirala when the invasion of the Alliance began and was deployed forward to pacify the population of Bad News in 2581,[2] before deploying to Medron in 2582 and then Ki Zoban in 2583.[1] The 38th saw active combat twice in 2583 after being mustered on Ki Zoban along with the majority of V Corps; the 38th was one half of a two-brigade raiding party that that attacked Morthac and then Banori in 2583 on seek and destroy raids as a part of General Amos Forlough's plan to defeat the will and ability of the Alliance to resist by attacking civilian populations and industries.[3]

The 38th spent 2584 on Bryceland before being deployed onto Cerberus to take over from the II Corps units which had been redeployed to the Taurian Concordat front, and spent the remainder of the war locked in a grinding battle for control of this important industrial world.[1] After the war, the 38th Brigade and the bulk of V Corps formed the major part of the Outworlds Alliance Army of Occupation, establishing bases alongside the new Star League administration offices on each of the Outworlds Alliance worlds.[4]


Reunification War[edit]

  • In battles that occur prior to 2583, when randomly generating force experience 38th Royal Brigade forces apply a -1 penalty to the Random Experience Level roll.[5]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2583 onwards.
  • In battles that occur prior to 2583 all 38th Royal Brigade forces receive a -1 penalty to Initiative unless they are the defender in the scenario.[5]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2583 onwards.
  • In battles from 2583 onwards 38th Royal Brigade units may Bank Initiative.[5]
  • In battles from 2583 onwards the 38th Royal Brigade may select its own home edge in any battle in which it is the attacker.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 110-111, "Fait Accompli(shed)"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 124, "Baby Killers Unleashed"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 157-160, "The Terms of Outworlds Freedom"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Historical: Reunification War, p. 181, "The Star League"