431st Division (ComStar)

431st Division (Quiet Contemplation IV-xi
Unit Profile (as of 3052)
Nickname Comprehension is All
Parent Formation 7th Army V-Kappa
Formed 3030s

Unit Brief[edit]

The 431st Division was a ComStar Combined Armed combat force consisting of a Division worth of 'Mechs, Combat Vehicles, Aerospace Fighters and Infantry.[1]

History[edit]

The Division was first revealed to the public in the 3030s, when ComStar began to deploy 'Mech armed units throughout the Inner Sphere. The Division was assigned to the 7th Army, stationed on the Free Worlds League planet of Camlann as part of the HPG Station's garrison force.[2][3]

Near the end of the Clan's invasion, the unit redeployed with the rest of the 7th Army's components to Tukayyid. Once there, the unit was designated as reserve unit. 7th Army's was assign to defend the cities of Joje and Tost from Clan Nova Cat as part of massive proxy battle for possession of Terra in 3052.

After the Nova Cats made their landing, its fellow Comstar units were able catch Clan's forces by surprise and decimate components of Alpha Galaxy. Units of 7th Army and elements of the 12th Army engaged Gamma and remains of Alpha as they tried to push ahead to Joje. As the Clan Galaxies struggled, reinforcements appeared in the form of the 44th Nova Cat Cavaliers from the Cat's Beta Galaxy. The 431st Division and the 13th Division were lying in wait alongside the road that the Cavaliers were taking. They caught the unsuspecting Cluster completely by surprise and utterly devastated them, preventing from linking up with their beleaguered fellow Clansmen.[4][5][6]

Officers[edit]

As of 3050, the Commanding Officer for the Division was Precentor IV Edwin Qjima[7]

Tactics[edit]

Unspecified

Composition History[edit]

3050[edit]

Note: The Division was rated with a Regular skill rating as of 3050.[10]

Notes[edit]

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.[11]

Reference[edit]

  1. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 14 - Make up of units deployed Tukayyid highlight they were combined arms formation which included the 13th Division.
  2. 20 Year: Update, p. 71 - Unit first listing in 20 Year sourcebook.
  3. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 59 - Com Guard's begins its deployment of Divisions in beginning of the 3030s
  4. Tukayyid (scenario pack), p. 40 Campaign: Clan Nova Cat - Actions of the 431st Division during the Battle for cities of Joje and Tost.
  5. Comstar (sourcebook), p.70 Battle of Tukayyid - Detailed action of 13th Division's only significant action of the Battle of Tukayyid illustrated.
  6. Invading Clans, p. 117 - 431st Division is noted as taking part in the action against the 44th Nova Cat Cavaliers.
  7. 20 Year Update, p. 71 - 7th V-Kappa's component forces includes the 431st Division and its commanding officer.
  8. 20 Year Update, p. 71 - 7th V-Kappa's Talitha Theater listing shows the 13th Division in its ranks.
  9. Tukayyid, p. 18 Deployment - Typical make up of Division includes 2 'Mech Battalions, Aerospace Fighter Battalion, 2 Tank Battalions and single Infantry Battalion.
  10. 20 Year: Update, p. 71 - Division's skills noted.
  11. 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.

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