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149th BattleMech Division

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149th BattleMech Division
Unit Profile (as of 2764)
Nickname The Erwin Rommel Division
Parent Formation IV Corps
Formed unknown


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.[1] The 149th survived the war and the Hegemony Campaign, and followed General Aleksandr Kerensky on the Exodus in 2784.[1]

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.[2] 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.[3]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 149th BattleMech Division
Lieutenant General Aaron DeChavilier 2748 - 2752[4]
Major General Chuck Daggs 2764[5]




Unlike a standard SLDF BattleMech Division the 149th was not composed with two Brigades of 'Mech regiments and one brigade of Mechanized Infantry regiments.[6] 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.[5]


  • 1491st Brigade [7]
  • 1492nd Brigade
  • 1493rd Brigade


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Star League, p. 143, "Tenth"
  2. Historical: Operation Klondike, p. 122
  3. Fall From Glory, part 3, chapter 28"
  4. Historical: Liberation of Terra Volume 1, pp. 59-60 "Personalities - Star League - Aaron DeChavilier"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Manual: SLDF, p. 127
  6. The Star League, p. 133
  7. Field Manual: SLDF, p. 13