217th Mechanized Infantry Division

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217th Mechanized Infantry Division
Disbanded 2765
Nickname The Altair Guards[1]
Affiliation Star League
Parent Command LXIV Corps


The 217th Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

In 2764 the 217th was a part of LXIV Corps within the Eighteenth Army and was assigned to the Periphery Military Region.[2] The 217th was destroyed during the Periphery Uprising in 2765.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 217th Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General William Winslow 2764[1]

Tactics[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual SLDF, page 215
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 156, "Eighteenth"
  3. The Star League, p. 133

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