73rd Mechanized Infantry Division

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73rd Mechanized Infantry Division
Nickname The Turkistan Hunters[1]
Affiliation Star League
Parent Command XXIII Corps


The Seventy-third 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 XXIII 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 Seventy-third was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 73rd Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General Estrella Fefe 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 183
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 148, "Fifteenth"
  3. The Star League, p. 133

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