53rd Infantry Division

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53rd Infantry Division
Formed unknown
Nickname The Silver Sword Division
Affiliation SLDF
Parent Command XVI Corps


The Fifty-third Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.


In 2764, the unit was stationed on New Ivaarsen[1], assigned as part of XVI Corps, Second Army, to District 1 of the Federated Suns Military Region. In 2765 the Fifty-third was transferred to District 3 of the FSMR as part of the redeployment effort to fight the New Vandenberg Uprising.[2]

The Fifty-third was the only division of Sixteenth Corps to survive the Amaris Civil War, and would follow General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.[2]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 53rd Infantry Division
Major General Bharat Heintze 2764[3]



Composition History[edit]

As an SLDF Infantry division the Fifty-third would have been formed from two brigades of grunt infantry and a brigade of light BattleMech regiments.[4]


  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 252, "SLDF - Federated Suns Military Command Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 150, "Second Army"
  3. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 51, "53rd Infantry Division"
  4. The Star League, p. 133