175th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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175th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Formed unknown
Nickname The Desert Rats
Affiliation SLDF
Parent Command XXIV Corps


The 175th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. It was one of the SLDF's Royal units, which consisted of troops from the Terran Hegemony.


In 2764 the Desert Rats were a part of XXIV Corps within the Fifth Army, and were stationed on New Aragon[1], assigned to District 1 of the Capellan Confederation Military Region. The 175th and then transferred to District 2 by 2765 in response to the Periphery Uprising.[2] The 175th was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 175th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General Montgomery "Shadow" Taylor 2764[3]


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.[4]


  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 253, "SLDF - Capellan Confederation Military Command Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 153, "Fifth"
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 81, "175th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division"
  4. The Star League, p. 133