10th Marik Militia

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Tenth Marik Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname "The Hammers"
Parent Formation Marik Militia
Formed unknown

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Marik Militia brigade was formed in the early twenty-third century as the primary offensive and defensive brigade of the newly-formed Free Worlds League and mustered nineteen regiments in strength when the Star League Council issued the Council Edict of 2650.[1] The Marik Militia then expanded to twenty-eight regiments in strength[1] between 2755 and 2760[2] following the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650.[1]

Star League Era[edit]

Like the other regiments of the brigade, the Tenth was dedicated to serving and defending the people of the League, rather than serving the Captain-General, a distinction that separated the Militia from other federal formations such as the Atrean Dragoons and Free Worlds Guards.[1]

The Tenth remained a popular unit with both the commoners within the Free Worlds League and the peerage because of their public dedication to the people of the League, and like the other regiments of the Militia often acted as training grounds for troops across the League. A significant number of the personnel who would serve in other more prestigious federal units and various provincial forces within the League would actually begin their careers in the Tenth or another of the Marik Militia regiments.[1]

During the Star League era the Tenth was one of the most prominent regiments within the Militia; typically operating as shock troops, the Tenth used a wide range of BattleMechs.[1]

Anton’s Revolt[edit]

In 3014 the Tenth Marik Militia supported Janos Marik during Anton Marik's revolt. For most of that conflict they were based on Thermopolis.[3] Typically the 10th Marik Militia was equipped with heavy and assault units, with several light companies added to provide some quick strike ability.[4]

In 3020 the Tenth faught Steiner forces on Callison[5].

4th Succession War[edit]

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Andurien Secession[edit]

The Tenth attacked Xanthe III in 3037 as part of the Andurien War.[6] Alongside the 15th Marik Militia they faced the 3rd Defenders of Andurien and the 5th Defenders of Andurien. The Fifth Defenders hit the 15th Marik Militia and destroyed their command cohesion. At this time the Tenth's commander, Samuel Garibaldi took command of all FWLM forces on the world and led them out to a fortified area. Unfortunately the Tenth lost two-thirds of their 'Mechs in that effort.[7] Fortunately, they didn't lose the MechWarriors and this allowed them to rebuild quickly.[4]

Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion they were known as the Hammers and the Tenth remained a very skilled unit. The LCCC regarded them as the equal of the 1st Marik Militia and 6th Marik Militia.[8] Prior to the start of the Jihad, they were based on Bernardo.[9]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

When the Free Worlds League shattered, the Tenth obeyed the orders given to them by Corinne Marik, leader of the Marik Commonwealth. She sent them to the Rim Commonality to forcibly integrate that small political union into the Commonwealth. On the way to their new station, however, the Tenth received a plea for assistance from Kendall. The Kendalls reported that the Marian Hegemony had attacked and driven the Bad Dream mercenary unit offworld. The Tenth deposed their leader in a bloodless coup and chose to defend their former countrymen. As of 3079, the Tenth has positioned one 'Mech battalion of the regiment on Kendall, Lahti, and Hednesford to dissuade Marian aggression.[10]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the unit is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Garibaldi.[11]

In 3050 the commanding officer is Colonel Symnington Beauregard Lee.[12]

As of 3059 the commanding officer was Colonel Cindy Meyer[4]. She was still in command in 3067.[13]

She was removed from command by 3079. No information on the new CO is available at this time.[10]

Tactics[edit]

Star League Era[edit]

Each company of the Tenth had a specialised role, bar the ninth company, which operated as a catch-all company for whatever role was needed.[1]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

The Tenth Marik Militia was usually used as a shock troop unit, but they were skilled at adjusting their tactics to the behavior of their enemies. For example in one case they used the Case Red Assault Battalion to strike Capellan lines head on, but a few years later they used light 'Mechs to string out and destroy slow moving Lyran forces in a city.[4]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Tenth Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)[1]

- At this point in time the Tenth was stationed on Eleusis.[1]

2786[edit]

Tenth Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)[14]

- At this point in time the Tenth was a medium-weight regiment operating at full strength and based on Eleusis.[14]

2821[edit]

Tenth Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)[14]

- At this point in time the Tenth was a medium-weight regiment operating at just below half-strength, and was located on Eleusis.[14]

3025[edit]

Tenth Marik Militia (Veteran/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Garibaldi

3050[edit]

Tenth Marik Militia (Veteran/Reliable)[12]

  • CO: Colonel Symnington Beauregard Lee

3059[edit]

Tenth Marik Militia (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[4]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Cindy Meyer
    • XO: Force Commander Yoshio Kawamura
  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Barbara Shield
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Juliette Morretti

- Two battalions of the 10th use brand new BattleMechs

10 Militia Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[4]

3rd Ibstock Armored Regiment (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[4]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander David Kamino

7th Marik Irregulars (Regiment/Regular/ Reliable)[4]

3079[edit]

After the Jihad the Tenth was at three-quarters of its strength.[10]

Rules[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

  • As a Marik Militia regiment the Tenth receives no modifiers to die rolls when generating forces on RAT tables during the First Succession War.[15]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Marik Militia"
  2. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 90, "Marik Militia"
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 33
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 60, "10th Marik Militia Unit Profile"
  5. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 8
  6. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 74
  7. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 74
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 148
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Field Report: FWLM, p. 15
  11. 11.0 11.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWL Deployment Table"
  12. 12.0 12.1 20 Year Update, p. 56, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  13. Field Manual: Updates, p. 149
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 First Succession War, p. 138, "Free Worlds League Military (FWLM)"
  15. First Succession War, p. 147, "RAT Die Roll Modifiers by Combat Command Table"

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