15th Marik Militia
|15th Marik Militia|
|Unit Profile (as of 3059)|
|Nickname||The Polyphemus Division|
|Parent Formation||Marik Militia|
The first nineteen Marik Militia regiments were all formed prior to 2650.
Still recuperating from their losses on Loric in 3002 where they took severe losses in their assault on the coastal city of Tromoth and would not return to full strength until 3008, the 15th Marik Militia was deployed on Rochelle in mid-3007 following that planet's hard-fought defense against a Lyran attack. In the aftermath of the fighting, House Marik was facing unrest among their numerous battered mercenary commands, and at least one 'Mech duel ensued between elements of the 15th and disgruntled mercenaries. One mercenary unit—McFinney's Manglers—led an uprising and, together with other mercenaries, fought their way past elements of the 15th to the Arzenburg starport. They would go on to form the famed Snord's Irregulars.
In 3010, elements of the 15th Marik Militia clashed with Snord's Irregulars on Uhuru. At the time, the 15th were using experimental jamming equipment. Later in that year they staged a successful raid against Cor Caroli, obtaining large amounts of valuable engine parts.
In 3015 the 15th took serious damage from Anton Marik's rebel forces. They had been isolated on Berenson when Anton Marik adjusted their JumpShip schedules. The Fifteenth was present on the world, but couldn't get replacement parts or other supplies. With that in mind the 3rd Marik Militia and 4th Ducal Guard landed on the world. Rather than face them head on the Fifteenth conducted a guerrilla war and a series of fighting withdrawals. These tactics kept them in the field and fighting much longer than the rebel command thought they would. They lost a battalion of troops before they were reinforced by the 31st Marik Militia.
For around a year's time in 3026 and 3027 the 15th Marik Militia fought alongside the Gray Death Legion in several raids and missions into House Liao territory, the Legion and impicitly also the 15th Marik Militia using Graham IV as a staging area to conduct their campaigns from.
By this time, the 15th Marik Militia was under the command of Colonel Jake "The Hawk" Hawkings.
During the attack on Sirius V in 3027 it was the 15th Marik Militia who was supposed to relieve the Gray Death Legion following the surrender of Sirius V, but Lord Garth of Irian and his Irian Guard arrived two weeks earlier to conduct the Tiantan Massacre and frame the Gray Death Legion for the deed, with the 15th still in transit towards the world.
4th Succession War
The 10th Marik Militia and the Fifteenth landed on Xanthe III in 3037. Expecting to face the 3rd Defenders of Andurien, the loyalist forces were surprised to find the 5th Defenders of Andurien on the world as well. The fighting didn't go well, with the Militia units under heavy fire. The Fifteenth actually shattered when the Fifth Defenders hit their rear flank.
In 3054, elements of the 15th took part in the defense of a Word of Blake HPG Station on Berenson against mercenaries supposedly hired by ComStar, an incident resulting in the destruction of the station. Later, it was revealed the entire event was orchestrated by the Word of Blake to create a backlash against ComStar. At this time, the unit's command lance consisted entirely of brand-new Word of Blake Grand Crusaders.
The members of the 15th Militia use long range fire to attack their foes.
15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)
- CO: Colonel Jake Hawkins
15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)
15th Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)
- CO: Colonel Nancy Rezac
- CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Alex Farragher
- XO: Force Commander Henri Stroud
- 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Dusir Uhrir
- 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Salma Mayfield
- 4th Battalion: Precentor II Eric Goodwin
- Wing Commander: Commodore Jan Czerny
- Armor Commander: Force Commander Anna Warner
- Contains a various mix of armor vehicles
- The 3rd use Long Tom artillery batteries
29th Regulan Mechanized Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Qustionable)
- Troop Commander: Lt. Colonel Glen Mantagena
- Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 62, "15th Marik Militia Unit Profile"
- Cranston Snord's Irregulars (scenario pack), p. 28-29
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 26
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 32
- The Price of Glory
- Historical: Brush Wars, p. 74
- Null Set, pp. 4, 8
- House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWLM Deployment Table"
- 20 Year Update, p. 56, "FWLM Deployment Table"
- Null Set, p. ??
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 160
- Historical: War of 3039 , p. 140
- Field Manual: ComStar, p. 80