1st New Earth Protectorate Militia Division
|1st New Earth Protectorate Militia Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 3076)|
|Parent Formation||Protectorate Militia|
The 1st New Earth Protectorate Militia Division is one of the many militias raised by Word of Blake to defend the Word of Blake Protectorate and was assigned to defend New Earth. It was the sister unit of the 2nd New Earth Protectorate Militia Division.
Later in the Jihad as resistance to the Blakists became more organized under the auspices of Devlin Stone's allied coalition New Earth was subject to a heavy raid, intended to test the interior defenses of the Protectorate. The raiding party was spearheaded by Com Guard troops and hit New Earth in late July 3076 and engaged the Tenth Division and the Twelfth Division but failed in destroying the NETC plant. December same year saw the Devil's Brigade failing to destroy the targeted NETC headquarters.
It would be almost two years before New Earth was targeted for liberation by the allied coalition as a part of Operation SCOUR; a contingent of roughly four Galaxies of mixed Clan forces drawn from the Lyran front of the Operation struck at New Earth on the 8th of February 3078, meeting heavy resistance.
The initial attack was rebuffed, with the Clan forces having retreated by mid February; while the media reported that the SDS in the New Earth system had been destroyed or at least heavily damaged, it also reported that up to four Clan WarShips had been destroyed, and that the Clan forces had been forced to retreat due to the presence of not just the anticipated Protectorate Militia Divisions and Militia Division, but also at least one Shadow Division. There were also unsubstantiated rumors that the forces from Clan Ghost Bear, Clan Jade Falcon and Clan Wolf had arrived at different times, with the Ghost Bears arriving early, and then failed to work together. One of the destroyed WarShips was subsequently identified as the Aegis-class heavy cruiser CJF Frost Falcon; another was the Volga-class transport CGB Ursine Boatman, and the third the Vincent-class corvette CSR Huninn, a vessel from the Clan Snow Raven Ice Storm Naval Star assigned to support the Ghost Bear Dominion during the Jihad. During the campaign for New Earth the allied forces destroyed a WarShip the Blakists had suborned in the opening stages of the Jihad, the Eagle-class FWLS Percival.
The Ghost Bear ground forces, drawn from Omicron and Xi Galaxies, were lucky to escape from the trap, and the damage taken made New Earth the last campaign of the Jihad for both galaxies. and Clan Jade Falcon Alpha Galaxy and Clan Wolf Delta Galaxy were also mauled by the WoB forces composed of the Tenth Division, the Twelfth Division, the 1st New Earth Protectorate Militia Division and the recently assigned Fiftieth Shadow Division, which forced the Clan forces to retreat.
The Coalition bypassed New Earth but returned in April 3079 after the fall of Terra. At that time only the New Earth Protectorate Militia remained to defend the world, and surrendered after a brief encounter with what was left of the Ghost Bear Dominion's Xi and Omicron Galaxies.
|Commanding Officers of the 1st New Earth Protectorate Militia Division|
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127, "Protectorate Militias"
- Total Chaos, p. 229-231, "NEW EARTH"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad in Review"
- Total Chaos, p. 230
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
- Total Chaos, pp. 182-183
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 66, "Failed Gambit?"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 15, "Fleet Assets"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 11, "Fleet Assets"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 18, "Fleet Assets"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Captured Ships"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 10, "Omicron Galaxy"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 66-67, "Rest And Refit"