431st Division (ComStar)
|431st Division (Quiet Contemplation IV-xi|
|Unit Profile (as of 3052)|
|Nickname||Comprehension is All|
|Parent Formation||7th Army V-Kappa|
The Division first appeared in the Inner Sphere in the 3030s, when ComStar begun to deploy 'Mech armed units throughout the Inner Sphere. The Division was assigned to the 7th Army, stationed on the world Free Worlds League world of Camlann as part HPG Station's garrison force.
Near end the of the Clans invasion, the unit redeployed with the rest of the 7th Army's components to Tukayyid in 3052. Once there, the unit was designated as reserve unit. 7th Army's was assign to garrison the cities of Joje and Tost from Clan Nova Cat as part of massive proxy battle for possession of Terra.
After the Nova Cats made their landing, its fellow Comstar units were able catch Clan's forces by surprise and decimate components of the Alpha Galaxy. Its fellow units of the 7th Army and elements of the 12th Army engaged Gamma and remains of Alpha as they tried to push ahead to Joje. As Clan galaxies struggled, reinforcements appeared in the form of the 44th Nova Cat Cavaliers from Cat's Beta Galaxy which were attempting to aid its comrades. The 431st and fellow Army-mate the 13th were lying in wait along side the road that the Cavaliers were taking. They would catch the unsuspecting Cluster by completely surprise and utterly devastated them, preventing from linking up with their fellow beleaguered Clansmen.
Note: The Division was rated with a Regular skill rating as of 3050.
As of this writing, there is little written of the 431st Division or its components Level III units. The Division also disappeared from sourcebook listings after Tukayyid, with no mentioning if the unit had been destroyed, demobilized or had defected to the Word of Blake.
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 14 - Make up of units deployed Tukayyid highlight they were combined arms formation which included the 13th Division.
- 20 Year: Update, p. 71 - Unit first listing in 20 Year sourcebook, giving where it is and what unit its assigned to.
- ComStar (sourcebook), p. 59 - Com Guard's begins its deployment of Divisions in beginning of the 3030s
- Tukayyid (scenario pack), p. 40 Campaign: Clan Nova Cat - Actions of the 431st Division during the Battle for cities of Joje and Tost.
- Comstar (sourcebook), p.70 Battle of Tukayyid - Detailed action of 13th Division's only significant action of the Battle of Tukayyid illustrated.
- Invading Clans, p. 117 - 431st Division is noted as taking part in the action against the 44th Nova Cat Cavaliers.
- 20 Year Update, p. 71 - 7th V-Kappa's component forces includes the 431st Division and its commanding officer.
- 20 Year Update, p. 71 - 7th V-Kappa's Talitha Theater listing shows the 13th Division in its ranks.
- Tukayyid, p. 18 Deployment - Typical make up of Division includes 2 'Mech Battalions, Aerospace Fighter Battalion, 2 Tank Battalions and single Infantry Battalion.
- 20 Year: Update, p. 71 - Division's skills noted.
- ComStar (sourcebook), pp. 82, 85, 94 - 13th Division does not appear in ComStar's deployment roster no any mentioning the unit elements defecting. Word of Blake section does not mention any defections of the 431st Division.