39th Division (Word of Blake)

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39th Division
Unit Profile (as of 3075)
Nickname Purity of Destiny
Parent Formation Word of Blake Militia
Formed Late 3060s
Disbanded 3078

Unit Description[edit]

The 39th Division was an elite "hidden" Word of Blake Militia unit that was not revealed until after the Jihad began. It was reportedly considered among the most elite of the non-Shadow Division units of the Word of Blake's military. It was part of the Word of Blake Protectorate's defense forces, specifically for Terra. It was also noted for using a high amount of Clan equipment salvaged from Outreach, Pesht, and Luthien. [1]

History[edit]

The unit first appeared on Thorin in 3071. For most of the early part of the war, the unit was not used against rebel factions or resistance forces outside of the Protectorate. The unit was rotated between worlds which were only within two jumps of Terra.[2] It has also been used as a "showcase unit" to show off the best of the Word of Blake militia's forces.[3]

A Level III believed to be from the 39th was deployed to New Earth when elements of Devlin Stone's Coalition launched a raid against the world in August 3076, facing the reformed Com Guard 1st Division before the Blakists pushed the Coalition forces off-world.[4]

The 39th was one of fourteen seperate Militia Divisions to be destroyed on Terra in 3078.[5]

Officers[edit]

  • Unknown

Tactics[edit]

  • unknown

Composition[edit]

  • Unknown

Notes[edit]

The 39th Division was noted for being one of the few units to deploy the Raptor II BattleMechs.[6]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

When assigning pilots to the 39th Division's deployed force, the player may roll more than once for piloting and gunnery skills. A certain percentage of elements may also be rolled on the Clan Diamond Shark, Clan Ghost Bear, and Clan Nova Cat Random Assignment Tables. A Raptor II RPT-2X or RPT-2X1 may be used to substitute for another light 'Mech, when so rolled.[7]

Reference[edit]

  1. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 142 - "Rules Annex" - Special note on salvaged Clan 'mechs origin.
  2. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 90 - 39th Division unit profile - Basic "known" history of the 39th Division.
  3. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 142 - "Rules Annex" -Additional info on the 39th Division.
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, pp.82-83 "The New Earth Raid"
  5. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 126, "Word Of Blake Militia"
  6. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 142 - "Rules Annex" - Raptor II noted as being result of 2 or 12 on light 'mech Random Assignment Tables.
  7. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 142, "Rules Annex"

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