65th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division

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65th Royal Mechanized Division
Nickname The Zurich Division[1]
Affiliation Star League
Parent Command LXI Corps


The Sixty-fifth Royal Mechanized Infantry Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army. It was one of the SLDF's Royal units, which consisted of troops from the Terran Hegemony.

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the LXI Corps, Twelfth Army, to District 2 of the Lyran Commonwealth Military Region but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery to take part in the Periphery Uprising by 2765.[2] The 65th survived the war and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 65th Royal Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General Anastasia “Tsarina” Pitt 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 155
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 145, "Twelfth"
  3. The Star League, p. 133

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