III Corps (Star League)

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III Corps
Unit Profile (as of 2784)
Nickname
Parent Formation Eighth Army
Formed Unknown

Unit Description[edit]

The III Corps (or Third Corps) was one of the first corps organized at the foundation of the Star League Defense Force. Prior to the collapse of the Star League it consisted of 4 divisions and 8 independent regiments. 2 divisions and 3 regiments from the III Corps survived the collapse and left the Inner Sphere with the Exodus of 2784, while one division disbanded and joined the Lyran Commonwealth. The remaining units were destroyed during the New Vandenberg Uprising.[1]

History[edit]

In 2764 the Third Corps was part of the 8th Army, assigned to the First District of the Free Worlds League Military Region. At that time their headquarters was on Marik, and they made efforts to improve the cool relations between the SLDF and Free Worlds League. These efforts yielded little response, but they continued to make the effort. The Third lost a division in 2761 and another in 2763. These divisions weren't lost to combat, but were reassigned to reinforce units along the Periphery border. As a result, the Third Corps had a large number of independent regiments.[2]


However, in 2765 an uprising occurred in the Periphery, requiring a large portion of the SLDF mobilized to put down the rebellion. The Third's units were divided between the Second and Third Districts, filling in gaps left by other units sent to the fighting. However, the uprising had been secretly orchestrated by Stefan Amaris to accomplish his coup.

The Third would take part in Aleksandr Kerensky's campaign to reconquer the Terran Hegemony from Amaris, but in the process suffered heavy losses. Of those units which survived, only five would join Kerensky's Operation Exodus, with the rest disbanding or joining other military forces.

Composition History[edit]

Unit 2764 2765 2766 2767 - 79 2784 Note
Divisions
43rd Infantry Division active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] disbanded [3] Disbanded after suffering heavy losses
100th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division active [3] active [3] active [3] destroyed[3]
194th Mechanized Infantry Division active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] Survived to join the Exodus
185th Jump Infantry Division active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] Survived to join the Exodus
Independent Regiments
11th Royal CAAN Marine Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] destroyed[3]
3002nd Heavy Tank Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] joins Lyran Commonwealth
48th Hussar Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] Survived to join the Exodus
305th Dragoon Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] destroyed[3]
367th Royal Dragoon Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] Survived to join the Exodus
211th Striker Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] destroyed[3]
457th Heavy Tank Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] disbanded[3] Disbanded after suffering heavy losses
587th Royal Artillery Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] active [3] Survived to join the Exodus
5008th Mechanized Infantry Regiment active [3] active [3] active [3] destroyed[3]

Rules[edit]

Reunification War[edit]

  • All III Corps artillery strikes and orbital bombardment attacks receive a -1 bonus to the Target Number.[4]
  • III Corps receive a -1 penalty to Initiative when operating alongside Draconis Combine forces.[4]

References[edit]

  1. The Star League, p. 141
  2. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 106
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 3.32 3.33 3.34 3.35 3.36 3.37 3.38 3.39 3.40 3.41 3.42 3.43 3.44 3.45 3.46 3.47 3.48 3.49 3.50 3.51 3.52 3.53 3.54 3.55 3.56 3.57 3.58 3.59 The Star League, p. 141
  4. 4.0 4.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 181, "The Star League"

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