LI Corps (Star League)

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LI Corps
Unit Profile (as of 2784)
Nickname
Parent Formation Eleventh Army
Formed Unknown

LI Corps (or the Fifty-First Corps) was one of the seventy-two Corps that made up the Star League Defense Force. LI Corps was a larger Corps; prior to the collapse of the Star League it consisted of 6 divisions and 4 independent regiments.[1]

History[edit]

In 2764 LI Corps was part of the 10th Army, assigned to District 1 of the Lyran Commonwealth Military Region. They were stationed along the border between the Terran Hegemony and Lyran Commonwealth. That region hadn't seen conflict in fifty years and the SLDF High Command didn't expect that to change any time soon. As a result, deployment to the LI Corps was popular with those SLDF personnel with families. As a result, the Corps command staff scheduled extensive wargames to maintain their combat edge.[2]

When the simmering violence and rebellion building in the Periphery erupted with the New Vandenberg Uprising and subsequent Periphery-wide uprising in 2765 LI Corps was deployed into District 2 of the LCMR, along with XLIX Corps and elements of XXVII Corps, to backfill for units deployed into the Periphery Military Region.[1]

LI Corps took heavy damage in the grueling Hegemony Campaign, losing two-thirds of the Corps' effective combat strength. Only two of the six divisions survived: the George S. Patton Division and the 27th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division, and only one of the independent regiments, the 59th Royal Light Horse.[1]

When General Aleksandr Kerensky led the bulk of the surviving SLDF on the Exodus all of the surviving elements of LI Corps followed him.[1]

Composition History[edit]

2765[2][edit]

Unit 2764 2765 2766 2767 - 79 2784 Note
Divisions
5th BattleMech Division[3] active [4] active [4] active [4] destroyed [4]
146th Royal BattleMech Division[3] active [4] active [4] active [4] active [4] active [4] Exodus
67th Infantry Division[3] active [4] active [4] active [4] destroyed [4]
11th Mechanized Infantry Division[3] active [4] active [4] active [4] destroyed [4]
27th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division[3] active [4] active [4] active [4] active [4] active [4] Exodus
37th Mechanized Infantry Division[3] active [4] active [4] active [4] destroyed [4]
Independent Regiments
14th Royal CAAN Marine Regiment[2] active [4] active [4] active [4] destroyed [4]
16th Light Horse Regiment[2] active [4] active [4] active [4] destroyed [4]
59th Royal Light Horse Regiment[2] active [4] active [4] active [4] active [4] active [4] Exodus
69th Hussar Regiment[2] active [4] active [4] active [4] destroyed [4]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Star League, p. 144
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 144
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 145
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 4.19 4.20 4.21 4.22 4.23 4.24 4.25 4.26 4.27 4.28 4.29 4.30 4.31 4.32 4.33 4.34 4.35 4.36 4.37 4.38 4.39 4.40 4.41 4.42 The Star League, p. 141,"Eleventh Army"

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