236th Mechanized Infantry Division

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236th Mechanized Infantry Division
Formed unknown
Nickname The Blue Demon Division[1]
Affiliation SLDF
Parent Command XLIX Corps


Overview[edit]

The 236th Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

Prior to the fall of the Star League, members of the 236th went on a killing spree on Arcadia (LC) which caused serious political fallout between the SLDF and the Lyran Commonwealth.[2]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the XLIX Corps, Eleventh Army, to District 1 of the Lyran Commonwealth Military Region, and then transferred to District 2 by 2765 in response to the Periphery Uprising.[3]

At the start of Operation Chieftain in July 2772 the Division was roughly at full strength.[4]

The 236th survived the Uprising and the Hegemony Campaign, but didn't leave with General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus, instead joining the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces.[3] Recruited by the LCAF in 2782, the 236th was rebadged as the Sixth Arcturan Guards.[5]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 236th Mechanized Infantry Division
Lieutenant General Regina Platt 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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual SLDF, page 143
  2. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 143, "236th Mechanized Infantry Division"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Star League, p. 144, "Eleventh Army"
  4. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, p. 120
  5. First Succession War, p. 33, "Those Left Behind (Continued)"
  6. The Star League, p. 133


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