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171st Mechanized Infantry Division

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171st Mechanized Infantry Division
Formed unknown
Disbanded 2765
Nickname The Paris Surgeons[1]
Affiliation SLDF
Parent Command L Corps


The 171st Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.


The unit was formed on the Federated Suns world of Paris.[2]

During the reign of the Star League, the 171st assisted the citizens of Quelimane when a supervolcano erupted on the continent of Mozambique. The Division lost 47 members as they help rescue innocents trapped by the disaster. Since then, the unit has worked to become the best disaster relief unit in the SLDF.[3]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the L Corps, Sixteenth Army, to District 3 of the Draconis Combine Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery.[4] The 171st was destroyed during the Periphery Uprising in 2765.[4]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 171st Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General Matilda Nimmons 2764[1]


The Mechanized 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.

Composition History[edit]

The Division comprised two Brigades of Mechanized Infantry and a single BattleMech Brigade. Also attached was a Ground Aero Wing.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual SLDF, page 197
  2. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 197, "171st Mechanized Infantry Division"
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 197, "171st Mechanized Infantry Division"
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Star League, p. 149, "Sixteenth"
  5. The Star League, p. 133