XV Corps (Star League)
|Nickname||The Devil Corps|
|Parent Command||Fifteenth Army|
XV Corps (or the Fifteenth Corps) was one of the seventy-two Corps that made up the Star League Defense Force. Prior to the collapse of the Star League XV Corps was a large corps, consisting of 6 divisions and 2 independent regiments.
In 2764 XV Corps was part of the 15th Army, assigned to District 2 of the Draconis Combine Military Region. XV Corps was headquartered on Sinope, near the Combine's border with the Outworlds Alliance. The XV Corps was responsible for garrisoning that entire spinward region of space. The presence of XV Corps was actually a blessing in disguise for many manufacturers in the area. Though they couldn't produce 'Mechs or vehicles suited for SLDF use, they could produce high quality replacement parts. The XV Corps contracted with these firms to produce these parts. Though replacement 'Mechs and armor had to be shipped in, the Royal Command used its own transport assets to resupply the Royal units in XV Corps. This left the rest of the Corps transport assets available to ship the rest of the Corps' materiel.
When the simmering violence and rebellion building in the Periphery erupted with the New Vandenberg Uprising and subsequent Periphery-wide uprising in 2765 XV Corps was deployed into the Periphery Military Region along with the rest of the 15th Army.
XV Corps took significant losses in the Periphery Uprising, losing the two mechanized infantry divisions and the independent 20th Light Horse Regiment in combat and the 47th Infantry Division took heavy losses, leading to it being disbanded in 2766. The reduced XV Corps then fought through the Hegemony Campaign, taking heavy damage; three more divisions and the remaining independent regiment were all destroyed during the course of the campaign, leaving the Corps with a combat strength of just one BattleMech Division, The Devils Of Devil's Rock, and two Mechanized Infantry Divisions, the 1st Royal and the Division du Aquitaine.
|Commanding Officers of the XV Corps|
- The Star League, p. 148
- Field Manual: SLDF, p. 180
- Field Manual: SLDF, p. 181