1st Zosma Protectorate Militia Division
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|1st Zosma Protectorate Militia Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 3076)|
|Parent Formation||Protectorate Militia Command|
The 1st Zosma Protectorate Militia Division was one of many Protectorate Militia Divisions to be raised by the Word of Blake during the Jihad to bolster the defences of the Word of Blake Protectorate without adding undue strain to their supply lines of high-technology equipment. The 1st Zosma was raised from the population of Zosma and focussed on the protection of that same world; in common with the other Protectorate Militia Divisions, the 1st Zosma would have drawn on local feelings of patriotism, something the Word used to build a reliable defensive line. As a local militia formation the 1st Zosma would have lacked special weapons or directives.
The 1st Zosma was unusual, in that it was one of the few Protectorate Militia Divisions to be moved from its homeworld and deployed in an offensive action by the Word of Blake. In the case of the 1st Zosma, this involved being deployed in a Blakist counteroffensive on Dyev against forces from Clan Ghost Bear. The other forces who joined the 1st Zosma on Dyev were the 28th and 32nd Militia Divisions augmented by the 3rd Bryant, 1st Lipton and 2nd New Earth Protectorate Militia Divisions.
It was reported by Word of Blake media outlets that the 32nd, New Earth and Zosma Divisions used the fortifications established on Dyev by the Draconis Combine to resist attacks from the Ghost Bear Kappa and Pi Galaxies.
Both the 28th and 32nd Militia Divisions are known to have been destroyed on Dyev in 3076; it is therefore very likely that the less well-equipped 1st Zosma was also destroyed in the same military action.
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127, "Protectorate Militias"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "A Time Of Cleansing"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 126, "Word Of Blake Militia"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103