Black Band Legion

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Black Band Legion [1]
Unit Profile (as of 2774)
Formed 2774
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262nd BattleMech Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname The Chief Joseph Division
Parent Formation LVII Corps
Formed unknown

The Two Hundred and Sixty-Second BattleMech Division or the Chief Joseph Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.[2]

One regiment of the unit remained behind in Aleksandr Kerensky's Operation EXODUS and would become the mercenary Black Band Legion.


The 262nd formed a part of LVII Corps, Sixth Army, and in 2764 was stationed in District 2 of the Capellan Confederation Military Region. Following the New Vandenberg Uprising and subsequent Periphery uprising the 262nd was deployed into an undisclosed area of the Periphery.[2]

The 262nd suffered heavy losses in the Periphery in 2765 and the division was disbanded as a result; some elements of the division joined the rebels.[2]

These remaining elements eventually formed the Black Band Legion in 2774[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 262nd BattleMech Division
Commanding Officers of Black Band Legion




As an SLDF BattleMech division the 262nd would have been formed from two brigades of BattleMech regiments and a brigade of mechanized infantry regiments.[3]

2764 (SLDF)[edit]

  • 2621st Brigade [4]
  • 2622nd Brigade
  • 2623rd Brigade

2774 (Black Band Legion)[edit]

  • Reduced to 1 regiment.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 36, "Those Left Behind (Continued)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Star League, p. 154
  3. The Star League, p. 133
  4. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13