83rd BattleMech Division

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83rd BattleMech Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname The Balan Division
Parent Formation Star League Defense Force
Formed unknown

Overview[edit]

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

History[edit]

In 2764, the unit was stationed on Styk[1], assigned as a part of the XXIV Corps, Fifth Army, to District 1 of the Capellan Confederation Military Region and then transferred to District 2 by 2765, to take part in the Periphery Uprising.[2] The 83rd was destroyed during the Hegemony Campaign.[2]

The SLS Antietam Creek was a black navy ship from the SLDF attached to the 2nd Battalion of the 83rd BattleMech Division when the unit tried to escape from Epsilon Eridani during the Amaris Coup in 2767.[3]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 83rd BattleMech Division
Major General Ora Farkas 2764[4]

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition[edit]

As an SLDF BattleMech Division the 83rd would have been composed with two Brigades of 'Mech regiments and one brigade of Mechanized Infantry regiments.[5]

2764[edit]

  • 831st Brigade [6]
  • 832nd Brigade
  • 833rd Brigade

References[edit]

  1. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 253, "SLDF - Capellan Confederation Military Command Map"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Star League, p. 153, "Fifth"
  3. Lawyers, Guns, & Money
  4. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 81, "83rd BattleMech Division"
  5. The Star League, p. 133
  6. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13

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