42nd Brigade (SLDF)

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42nd Brigade
Unit Profile (as of 2581)
Parent Formation 14th Division
Formed 2571


The Forty-Second Brigade was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. Formed as a part of the 14th Division during the creation of the SLDF, the 42nd Brigade was a part of V Corps during Operation UNION HOLD, the five-year campaign to conquer the Outworlds Alliance. The 42nd 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 42nd was stationed on Goubellat when the invasion of the Alliance began and was deployed forward to pacify the population of Bad News in 2581,[2] before deploying to Valentina in 2582 and then Ki Zoban in 2583.[1] The 42nd saw active combat twice in 2583 after being mustered on Ki Zoban along with the majority of V Corps; the 42nd was one half of a two-brigade raiding party that that attacked Dindatari and then Quiberas 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 42nd spent the remainder of the war locked in the grinding battle for Lushann;[1] after the war, the 42nd 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 2853, when randomly generating force experience 42nd Brigade forces apply a -1 penalty to the Random Experience Level roll.[5]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2853 onwards.
  • In battles that occur prior to 2853 all 42nd Brigade forces receive a -1 penalty to Initiative unless they are the defender in the scenario.[5]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2853 onwards.
  • In battles from 2853 onwards 42nd Brigade units may Bank Initiative.[5]
  • In battles from 2853 onwards the 42nd 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"