34th Marik Militia

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34th Marik Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname None yet
Parent Formation Marik Militia
Formed 3057

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Thirty Fourth Marik Militia was formed in 3057.

Operation Guerrero[edit]

During Operation Guerrero, the 34th Marik Militia captured Pollux.[1] There they faced off against a militia regiment of infantry and armor.[2]

Operation Bulldog[edit]

The 34th did not participate in Operation Bulldog.

Jihad[edit]

As of 3067, they were headquartered on Amity.[3] The 34th Marik Militia was part of Operation Broken Fist, the defense of the Free Worlds League against invading forces from the Lyran Commonwealth's Skye and Bolan Provinces.[4] By 3079 they had overcome their inexperience and become a stalwart defensive unit. Splitting into two smaller commands, they garrisoned the Tamarind District worlds Epsilon and Nockatunga.[5]

The relentless pace of Lyran assaults on worlds protected by the Thirty-Fourth eventually led to disaster. In mid to late 3079 the Thirty-Fourth was soundly defeated at Epsilon by the 4th Lyran Regulars and 8th Lyran Regulars,[6] suffering severe losses before they could escape to the friendly system of Promised Land.[7] The 34th would be defeated again on Nockatunga in early September 3079 by the 4th Alliance Guards and was forced to retreat to limit collateral damage.[8] Shortly thereafter, the Free Worlds League was disbanded following the final vote of the Free Worlds League Parliament in January 3079.[9] This shocking event, coupled with the unit's losses, drove morale to an all-time low. For the next five years, any rumor of a deployment to a front line sparked numerous desertions.[7]

Officers[edit]

Between 3059 and 3067 the commanding officer was Colonel William Adams.[2][3]

As of 3085 the commanding officer is Colonel Rumi Vyse[10]

Tactics[edit]

The 34th is too new to have any tactical specialties.[2]

Composition History[edit]

3059-3067[edit]

34th Marik Militia (1 Regiment/Green/Reliable)[2][3]

  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Nicholas Bryce
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander David "Dragon" Cotteril

67th Independent Air Wing (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[2][3]

3079[edit]

The assault by the Lyran Commonwealth and ongoing raids reduced the Thirty-fourth to about seventy percent of its pre-Jihad strength.[5]

3085[edit]

34th Marik Militia (Regular/Questionable)[10]

  • CO: Colonel Rumi Vyse

34th Militia Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[10]

12th Promised Land Armor Regiment (Green/Questionable)[10]

3rd Promised Land Infantry Brigade (Green/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Radzim Carrara

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Shattered Sphere, p. 68
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 69, "34th Marik Militia Unit Profile"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Field Manual: Updates, p. 160, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3067"
  4. Masters and Minions: The StarCorps Dossiers, p. 80
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 11
  6. Field Manual: 3085, p. 102
  7. 7.0 7.1 Field Manual: 3085, p. 89
  8. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 24-25, "Lyran Aggressors Press Into League Territory"
  9. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 24, "Item 2"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 93, "FWLM Deployment Table - 3085"

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