251st BattleMech Division

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251st BattleMech Division
Nickname The Lipton Division[1]
Affiliation Star League
Parent Command XIV Corps

The Two Hundred Fifty-first BattleMech Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.


In 2764 the unit was assigned, as a part of the XIV Corps of the Fourteenth Army, to District 1 of the Draconis Combine Military Region and then later transferred to District 3 by 2765 to take part in the Periphery Uprising.[2]They took heavy losses during the Hegemony Campaign to retake Terra and the division was disbanded by 2784; elements of the division went on to join the Federated Suns.[2] Specifically, Fox Company of the 142nd Battle Regiment's Second Battalion refused the order to abandon their posts. The commander of this company, Kieran McKinnon, encouraged Aleksandr Kerensky to support First Prince John Davion as the new leader of the Star League.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 251st BattleMech Division
Major General Kim Chu-Sung 2764[1]



Composition History[edit]

As an SLDF BattleMech division the 251st would have been formed from two Brigades of BattleMech regiments and a brigade of Mechanized Infantry regiments.[4]


  • 2511th Brigade [6]
  • 2512th Brigade
  • 2513th Brigade




  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Manual SLDF, page173
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 147, "Fourteenth"
  3. Starterbook: Sword and Dragon, p. 15
  4. The Star League, p. 133
  5. ComStar (sourcebook), p. 13
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13