45th Brigade (SLDF)

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45th Brigade
Unit Profile (as of 2581)
Nickname
Parent Formation 15th Division
Formed 2571

History[edit]

The Forty-Fifth Brigade was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. Formed as a part of the 15th Division during the creation of the SLDF, the 45th Brigade was a part of V Corps during Operation UNION HOLD, the five-year campaign to conquer the Outworlds Alliance. The 45th 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 45th was stationed on Delacruz when the invasion of the Alliance began and was deployed first to Weisau in 2581, Medron in 2582 and then Ki Zoban in 2583.[1] The 45th saw active combat twice in 2583 after being mustered on Ki Zoban along with the majority of V Corps;[2] the 45th was a part of the force that attacked Lushann in 2583,[3] before being deployed as part of an ad hoc division of three brigades on a raid on Tellman IV by the commander of the Outworlds Alliance Task Force, General Amos Forlough. As a result, the 45th was heavily involved in the disastrous battle on Tellman IV that became known as the Day of Vengeance, which resulted in V Corps losing a third of it's combat strength in an ambush at the hands of the Pitcairn Legion and the Outworlds Alliance Militia.[1][4]

The 45th spent the remainder of the war locked in the constant grinding battle for Lushann.[1] After the war, the 45th 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.[5]

Rules[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

  • In battles that occur prior to 2853, when randomly generating force experience 45th Brigade forces apply a -1 penalty to the Random Experience Level roll.[6]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2853 onwards.
  • In battles that occur prior to 2853 all 45th Brigade forces receive a -1 penalty to Initiative unless they are the defender in the scenario.[6]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2853 onwards.
  • In battles from 2853 onwards 45th Brigade units may Bank Initiative.[6]
  • In battles from 2853 onwards the 45th Brigade may select its own home edge in any battle in which it is the attacker.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 124, "Baby Killers Unleashed"
  3. Historical: Reunification War, p. 124, "Battle For Lushann"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 124, "Day Of Vengeance"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 157-160, "The Terms of Outworlds Freedom"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Historical: Reunification War, p. 181, "The Star League"

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