149th BattleMech Division
|149th BattleMech Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 2764)|
|Nickname||The Erwin Rommel Division|
|Parent Formation||IV Corps|
The One Hundred Forty-Ninth BattleMech Division was a part of the Star League Defense Force Regular Army.
In 2764, the unit was assigned, as a part of the IV Corps, Tenth Army, to District 3 of the Free Worlds League Military Region but was moved to an undisclosed area of the Periphery to take part in the Periphery Uprising by 2765. The 149th survived the war and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.
The Star League in Exile kept the 149th Division on the rolls. Absalom Truscott was its last commanding officer before Nicholas Kerensky founded the Clans and reorganized the military entirely. The 149th Division was commanded by a Major General Carson in the years immediately prior to the Pentagon Civil War and during the early years of the war; Carson was a member of the Order of the Star and a close friend of Andery Kerensky. In September 2801 leadership within the SLDF was divided following the death of General Aleksandr Kerensky; the 149th Division was the first Division to follow Nicholas Kerensky, in part due to the personal loyalty Carson held to Andery.
|Commanding Officers of the 149th BattleMech Division|
|Lieutenant General||Aaron DeChavilier||2748 - 2752|
|Major General||Chuck Daggs||2764|
Unlike a standard SLDF BattleMech Division the 149th was not composed with two Brigades of 'Mech regiments and one brigade of Mechanized Infantry regiments. Two of its three Brigades were mixed armor and mechanized infantry, while only one was a BattleMech formation. These 'Mechs were of heavy and assault weight.
- 1491st Brigade 
- 1492nd Brigade
- 1493rd Brigade
- The Star League, p. 143, "Tenth"
- Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 122
- Fall From Glory, part 3, chapter 28"
- Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, pp. 59-60 "Personalities - Star League - Aaron DeChavilier"
- Field Manual: SLDF, p. 127
- The Star League, p. 133
- Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13