Anjin Muerto Periphery March Militia

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Anjin Muerto Periphery March Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3085)
Nickname
Parent Formation Periphery March Militia
Formed 2754[1]

The Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia was responsible for defending the worlds of the Anjin Muerto Combat Region and Anjin Muerto Polymorphous Defense Zone.

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

In common with the other March Militias found across the Federated Suns, the Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia or Anjin Muerto CrMM was formed in 2754 as a result of the Preparedness Act enacted by First Prince Roger Davion in 2735. Roger established a formal training programme aimed at increasing the general readiness level of the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns reserve forces and formalized the structure of the March Militias, bringing the planetary militias into a common structure.[1]

Roger established a system whereby each of the Marches within the Federated Suns conducted internal wargames every two years, with those wargames being inspired by the Martial Olympiad conducted by the Star League Defense Force every four years. Each March Militia was formed as an ad-hoc brigade drawing on the winners from each planetary militia across each Combat Region. These ad hoc brigades then competed against each other at a March level to earn the title of "Best Prepared" March Militia within each of the three Marches.[1]

The wargames proved to be very popular and by 2750 the prestige that was associated with the "Best Prepared" title inspired troops in every combat region to give their best effort, with some commands making plans years in advance to try and ensure that they were ready. After the close of the 2754 games First Prince John Davion activated all of the combat region commands as federal troops and formed them into the March Militias; while this move was contraversial and provoked a flurry of judicial cases opposing the creation of the commands, it also added twenty BattleMech-equipped combat commands to the AFFS in a single stroke. Many of the planets that provided troops for the games were resentful of having their best militia troops pressed into federal service, and it would be 2763 before the last of the cases worked its way through the courts. With the final ruling going in favor of Prince John, he then moved to allay many of the fears expressed by the planets involved by laying down specific instructions that the March Militias wouldn't be deployed outside their home combat regions except under a small number of very rare and clearly-defined exceptions.[1]

Like the other Crucis March Militias the Anjin Muerto CrMM was well-equipped, much more so than the average Capellan March Militia or Draconis March Militia, and soon established a constant training regime. The Anjin Muerto CrMM was highly active, leading to a readiness level greater than might have been expected of a militia formation, and acted as a mobile reserve for the Anjin Muerto Combat Region and a staging ground through which planetary militia soldiers could move on into the AFFS, while retiring AFFS personnel moved into the March Militia to pass on their knowledge and experience.[1] The Anjin Muerto CrMM was one of ten March Militia brigades founded within the Crucis March in 2754, with the other nine being the Bastian, Broken Wheel, Islamabad, Kestrel, Malagrotta, Marlette, New Avalon, Point Barrow and Tsamma Crucis March Militias.[2]

Third Succession War[edit]

After petrochemicals were found on Okefenokee, the planet experienced a population boom. Explorers and adventurers arrived on the world hoping to make their fortune. Unfortunately the inhabitants resented this influx of profit-seekers and began a guerrilla campaign to force them off-world. As a result, two regiments of Anjin Muerto CrMM infantry were stationed on Okefenokee to keep the peace, but after forty years of conflict the infantry units found themselves caught in the middle of the two factions. They also had to deal with the rise in piracy that the planet's new wealth attracted.[3]

FedCom Civil War Era[edit]

The unit was not involved in high profile battles of the FedCom Civil War. However, it was was responsible for taking care of low-level hot spots in Combat Region. After the assassination of Arthur Steiner-Davion in 3062, the unit was involved in putting down the violence that broke out from his death on the unit's homeworld of Anjin Muerto. The neighboring worlds of Okefenokee and Crofton were similarly effected by uprisings that unit had to later combat. It was not until 3066 Lt. General Requin and Anjin Muerto CrMM could finally pacify the Combat Region. During this time, the unit faced pirate raids from from the neighboring Tortuga Dominions.[4]

Though the unit was in a relatively quiet area of the Federated Suns, it has lost approximately half the 'Mechs and armor units it possessed before the Jihad. These troops are being reassigned to rebuild the destroyed Marlette CrMM. Though the loss of so many troops is affecting their abilities, the fact that the command staff remains intact mitigates several of the problems that would otherwise occur.[5]

After the formation of the Periphery March, the Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia was renamed the Anjin Muerto Periphery March Militia. This reflected the Anjin Muerto PDZ's new membership in the Periphery March. At the same time, the unit downsized to a Light Combat Team. Reduced to a third of it's RCT size, the units that were stripped out of the Anjin Muerto PMM were used to rebuild the Hortense Periphery March Militia and the Marlette Crucis March Militia.[6]

Officers[edit]

In 3025 the unit is commanded by Major General David Trime.[7]

As of 3050 the commanding officer was Leftenant General Mary Skipworth.[8]

As of 3054 the commanding officer was Leftenant General George Kubas.[9]

As of 3062 the commanding officer was Leftenant General Earl Renquin.[3]

As of 3067 the commanding officer was Major General Toren Kell.[10]

As of 3085 the commanding officer is Leftenant General Rowena Leaven.[11]

Tactics[edit]

The militia frequently fights best in small formations, and their equipment in the form of jump cable mechs and hovercraft allowed them to surprise the enemy with unexpected mobility.[3]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia (Regular/Reliable)[2]

- One BattleMech regiment[1]
- Two armor regiments[1]
- Three infantry regiments[1]
- One mobile artillery battalion[1]
- Two aerospace wings, each of eighteen aerospace fighters[1]
- The Anjin Muerto CrMM was stationed on Giverny at this point in time.[2][12]

3025[edit]

Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia (Green/Reliable)[7]

  • CO: Major General David Trime

3040[edit]

Anjin Muerto CrMM (Regular/Reliable)[13]

3050[edit]

Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia (Regular/Reliable)[8]

  • CO: Leftenant General Mary Skipworth

3054[edit]

Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia (Regular/Reliable)[9]

  • CO: Leftenant General George Kubas

3062[edit]

Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Lieutenant General Earl Renquin

Anjin Muerto CMM Aerospace Wing (1 Wing (Military Unit)/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Lieutenant General Stella Dee

Anjin Muerto Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Lieutenant General Quentin Rathcaven

Anjin Muerto Infantry Brigade (5 Regiments/Veteran/Reliable)[3]

  • CO: Lieutenant General Marta Andrews

3067[edit]

Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia (Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Major General Toren Kell

Anjin Muerto CrMM Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Leftenant Colonel Ulio Tam

Anjin Muerto CrMM Armor Brigade (Regular/Questionable)[10]

  • CO: Leftenant General Fin Petrucci

Anjin Muerto CrMM Infantry Brigade (Green/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Leftenant General Teresa Spenner

3079[edit]

The ROaR program saw nearly fifty percent of their BattleMech and combat vehicle assets reassigned to recreate another Crucis March Militia unit. The new Anjin Muerto CrMM LCT remained at 85% of their pre-Jihad effectiveness.[5]

3085[edit]

Anjin Muerto Periphery March Militia LCT (Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Leftenant General Rowena Leaven

Anjin Muerto PMM Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Ursa Donnachie

Anjin Muerto PMM Armor Brigade (Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Major General Adonis Pomphrey

Anjin Muerto PMM Infantry Brigade (Veteran/Reliable)[11] (CO: Major General Nadezhda Ivanov)

Gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 21, "Federated Suns March Militias"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 22, "Regimental Status"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Field Manual: Federated Suns, p. 114, "Anjin Muerto Crucis March Militia Profile"
  4. Field Manual: Update, p. 134, "Anjin Muerto CrMM"
  5. 5.0 5.1 Field Report: AFFS, p. 17
  6. Field Manual: 3085, p. 67
  7. 7.0 7.1 House Davion (The Federated Suns), p. 138 (pdf version), "Anjin Muerto Combat Region"
  8. 8.0 8.1 20 Year Update, p. 23, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  9. 9.0 9.1 Objective Raids, p. 16, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3054"
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Field Manual: Update, p. 140, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3067"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 Field Manual: 3085, p. 72, "AFFS Deployment Table - 3085"
  12. Field Report 2765: Federated Suns, p. 29, "Armed Forces Federated Suns Deployment Map 2765"
  13. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 136

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