82nd Mechanized Infantry Division

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82nd Mechanized Infantry Division
Formed unknown
Nickname The Knispel Division[1]
Affiliation SLDF
Parent Command XXXIX Corps


The Eighty-second 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 XXXIX Corps, Tenth Army, to District 3 of the Free Worlds League Military Region, but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery.[2] The Eighty-second was destroyed during the Periphery Uprising in 2765.[2]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 82nd Mechanized Infantry Division
Major General Enrico Martellini 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 133
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 143, "Tenth"
  3. The Star League, p. 133

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