70th Infantry Division

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70th Infantry Division
Unit Profile (as of 2780)
Nickname Footsack
Parent Formation X Corps
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

The Seventieth Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

In 2764 the Seventieth was stationed alongside with the 29th BattleMech Division on New Earth[1], as part of X Corps within the First Army and was assigned to the Terran Military Region. The Seventieth was then transferred to District 2 of the Draconis Combine Military Region in 2765 as part of the SLDF response to the New Vandenberg Uprising.[2] The Seventieth took heavy losses during the Hegemony Campaign, and was disbanded in 2780.[2]

Officers[edit]

The commanding officer in 2764 was Major General Rosalie Benjamin.[3]

Composition[edit]

As an SLDF Infantry division the Seventieth would have been formed from two brigades of grunt infantry and a brigade of light BattleMech regiments.[4]

2764[edit]

  • 701st Brigade [3]
  • Striker Regiment
  • Striker Regiment
  • Striker Regiment

Notes[edit]

In 2742 a private from the Seventieth, a gunner on a Turhan combat vehicle named Sandra Ustus, was inexplicably struck deaf, blind and dumb for five days. When Ustus recovered from whatever had caused her condition, she declared that the ghost of Jocasta Cameron had appeared to her and brought her a prophetic prediction: that First Lord Simon Cameron would be killed by an "assassin's digging machine". While this prediction would be largely forgotten, in 2751 Simon Cameron was killed by a Miner 'Mech which had apparently malfunctioned. As a result, Ustus' vision was one of a number of incidents that would fuel the rise of the Cult of the Saints Cameron during the closing years of the Star League.[5]

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 251, "SLDF - Terran Hegemony Military Command Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 140, "First"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 41, "70th Infantry Division"
  4. The Star League, p. 133
  5. Technical Readout: 3075, p. 172, "Turhan"

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