80th Mechanized Infantry Division

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80th Mechanized Infantry Division
Formed unknown
Nickname The Texas Rangers[1]
Affiliation SLDF
Parent Command XXXVI Corps


Overview[edit]

The Eightieth 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 XXXVI Corps, Sixteenth Army, to District 3 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 Eightieth was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 80th Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General Wayne Johnson 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 193
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 149, "Sixteenth"
  3. The Star League, p. 133

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