59th Mechanized Infantry Division
|59th Mechanized Infantry Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 2764)|
|Nickname||The New Kyoto Samurai|
|Parent Formation||XXXIV Corps|
The Fifty-ninth Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.
In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the XXXIV Corps, Ninth Army, to District 2 of the Free Worlds League Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery in response to the Periphery Uprising in 2765.. The Fifty-ninth was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.
The Mechanised Infantry Divisions of the Star League were used offensively to exploit gaps in the enemy front created by the BattleMech Divisions. They also bore the brunt of defensive actions.
The Division comprised two Brigades of Mechanised Infantry and a single BattleMech Brigade. Also attached was a Ground Aero Wing.
- The Star League, p. 142, "Ninth"
- The Star League, p. 133