272nd Mechanized Infantry Division

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272nd Mechanized Infantry Division
Formed unknown
Nickname Zeus' Bolt Division[1]
Affiliation SLDF
Parent Command XL Corps


Overview[edit]

The Two Hundred Seventy-second Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the XL Corps, Fifteenth Army, to District 2 of the Draconis Combine Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery in 2765, to take part in the Periphery Uprising.[2] The ultimate fate of the 272nd remains unknown.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 272nd Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General Joseph Bayne 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 187
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 148, "Fifteenth"
  3. The Star League, p. 133

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