39th Royal Brigade (SLDF)

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39th Royal Brigade
Formed 2571
Affiliation Star League
Parent Command 13th Royal Division


The Thirty-Ninth Royal Brigade was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. Formed as a part of the 13th Royal Division during the creation of the SLDF, the 39th Royal Brigade was a part of V Corps during Operation UNION HOLD, the five-year campaign to conquer the Outworlds Alliance. The 39th Royal Brigade served as a part of the Outworlds Alliance Task Force from the start of the operation in 2581 until peace was declared with the Treaty of Cerberus in 2585.[1]

The 39th was stationed on Pondicherry when the invasion of the Alliance began and was deployed forward to pacify the population of Bad News in 2581,[2] before deploying to Haynesville in 2582 as reinforcements to the 37th Royal Brigade, only to discover that the 37th Royal had surrendered to the Outworlds Alliance forces. This stunning defeat of a Royal Brigade led to dire retributions from the commanding officer of the Outworlds Alliance Task Force, General Amos Forlough, and lead to a number of senior officers within V Corps being replaced and the 39th Royal Brigade joining the remaining V Corps forces in sitting out of combat operations for months due to Forlough's lack of confidence in V Corps.[1][3]

The 39th saw active combat twice in 2583 after being mustered on Ki Zoban along with the majority of V Corps; the 39th was one half of a two-brigade raiding party that that attacked Morthac and then Banori in 2583 on seek and destroy raids as a part of General Amos Forlough's plan to defeat the will and ability of the Alliance to resist by attacking civilian populations and industries.[4]

The 39th spent 2584 on Groveld III before being deployed onto Cerberus to take over from the II Corps units which had been redeployed to the Taurian Concordat front, and spent the remainder of the war locked in a grinding battle for control of this important industrial world.[1] After the war, the 39th Brigade and the bulk of V Corps formed the major part of the Outworlds Alliance Army of Occupation, establishing bases alongside the new Star League administration offices on each of the Outworlds Alliance worlds.[5]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 39th Brigade (SLDF)
Lieutenant General Juan Ernesto Sosa 2582[3]



Composition History[edit]



Reunification War[edit]

  • In battles that occur prior to 2583, when randomly generating force experience 39th Royal Brigade forces apply a -1 penalty to the Random Experience Level roll.[6]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2583 onwards.
  • In battles that occur prior to 2583 all 39th Royal Brigade forces receive a -1 penalty to Initiative unless they are the defender in the scenario.[6]
    • This penalty doesn't apply from 2583 onwards.
  • In battles from 2583 onwards 39th Royal Brigade units may Bank Initiative.[6]
  • In battles from 2583 onwards the 39th Royal Brigade may select its own home edge in any battle in which it is the attacker.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Historical: Reunification War, p. 141, "Outworlds Alliance Front"
  2. Historical: Reunification War, p. 110-111, "Fait Accompli(shed)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Historical: Reunification War, p. 119-120, "Haynesville"
  4. Historical: Reunification War, p. 124, "Baby Killers Unleashed"
  5. Historical: Reunification War, p. 157-160, "The Terms of Outworlds Freedom"
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Historical: Reunification War, p. 181, "The Star League"