Coventry Coventry Province Militia

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Coventry Coventry Province Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3145)
Nickname Unknown
Parent Formation Coventry Province Militia formerly Coventry Donegal March Militia
Formed Unknown

Previously the Federated Commonwealth's Coventry Dongeal March Militia, the renamed Coventry Coventry Province Militia found itself caught between the political conflict of Archon Katherine Steiner-Davion and Duke Thomas Frederick Bradford.

History[edit]

Falcon Incursion[edit]

In 3058 the Coventry DMM assisted the 10th Skye Rangers hold Coventry against the Jade Falcon Incursion until reinforcements could drive off the Clanners.[1] Prior to this attack, the unit became a "sink" unit, used by the High Command to station undesirable soldiers away from expected trouble zones. This plan backfired after the Falcons attacked. The Coventry DMM faced off against the Jade Falcon Eyrie Cluster outside the Coventry Military Academy.[2] They also faced the Gyrfalcon Eyrie Cluster above and outside the Coventry Metal Works factories.[3]

Despite their valor, the High Command refused to replace the unit's losses, leaving Duke Bradford to oversee its reconstruction.[4]

In 3063 Duke Frederick Bradford voiced his sympathies for Victor Steiner-Davion. As a result, the Coventry CPM was imprisoned and the few remains were destroyed by the 1st Coventry Jaegers and Kristen's Krushers.[5][6]

The unit was rebuilt through the efforts of Duke Bradford, and returned to service by late 3065.[7]

The Dark Age[edit]

Several years after the end of the Jihad the Coventry CPM was rebuilt, beginning with the first class of graduates from the Coventry Military Academy. The first BattleMechs assigned to the reformed Militia were manufactured by Defiance Industries on Kwangjong-ni, but Coventry Metal Works stepped up to provide a further twenty 'Mechs for the battalion. The Militia expected to be assigned to the defense of Coventry, but the Commanding Officer of the reborn unit at the time, Kommandant Holland, surprised more than just the Militia when he took the Militia into the Periphery on a secret pirate-hunting expedition.[8]

After Duke Brewer took the throne from Melissa Steiner, the Coventry CPM loudly declared its support for its deposed leader instead of the usurper. They also remained at their duty station on Coventry, defending that world and its factories from Clan Jade Falcon. To reward this loyalty, Archon Trillian Steiner authorized the Coventry CPM to take a single 'Mech from Coventry Metal Work's lines every month. As a result, the unit had access to cutting edge technology.[9]

Officers[edit]

As of 3050 to 3054 the commanding officer was Leftenant Colonel Judith Niemeyer.[10][11] She returned to command in 3065.[12]

As of 3062 the commanding officer was Colonel William Steiger.[4]

As of 3085 the commanding officer was Colonel Steven Olin.[13]

In 3145 the commanding officer is Colonel Eileen Morales.[14]

Tactics[edit]

The Coventry CPM was highly skilled in fighting in heavily wooded areas.[15]

Composition History[edit]

3040[edit]

Coventry Donegal March Militia (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[16]

3050-3054[edit]

Coventry Donegal March Militia (Green/Reliable)[10][11]

  • CO: Leftenant Colonel Judith Niemeyer

3062[edit]

Coventry Province Militia (2 Battalions/Green/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Colonel William Steiger
  • Wing: Kommandant Lex Doyle

Coventry CPM Armor Brigade (2 Regiments/Green/Reliable)[4]

Coventry CPM Infantry Brigade (2 Regiments/Green/Reliable)[4]

  • CO: Leutnant-Colonel James Beaumont

3085[edit]

Coventry CPM (1 Battalion/Green/Reliable)[13]

  • CO: Colonel Steven Olin
- At this point in time the Militia were at ninety percent of full strength, and almost half the unit were equipped with upgraded technology; the unit was stationed on Coventry.[13]

3145[edit]

Coventry CPM (1 Battalion/Veteran/Fanatical)

  • CO: Colonel Eileen Morales

Notes[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

If deploying on mapsheets with woods and no buildings, half the Coventry DMM can deploy as hidden units. Half of their fielded infantry units consist of Beast-mounted infantry.[17]

Jihad Era[edit]

If all mapsheets are wooded, the Coventry CPM can deploy half its units as hidden units.[15]

References[edit]

  1. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 8
  2. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, p. 22
  3. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion, pp. 23-24
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 111, "Coventry CPM Militia Profile"
  5. Field Manual: Updates, p. 167, 175
  6. FedCom Civil War (sourcebook), p. 38
  7. Field Manual: Updates, p. 175
  8. Field Manual: 3085, p. 105, "Coventry Province Militia"
  9. Field Manual: 3145, p. 131
  10. 10.0 10.1 20 Year Update, p. 29, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3050"
  11. 11.0 11.1 Objective Raids, p. 23, "AFFC Deployment Table - 3054"
  12. Field Manual: Updates, p. 175
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Field Manual: 3085, p. 108, "LAAF Deployment Table - 3085"
  14. Field Manual: 3145, p. 132, "Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces - Coventry Province"
  15. 15.0 15.1 Field Manual: Lyran Alliance, p. 136
  16. Historical: War of 3039 , p. 138
  17. Operational Turning Points: Falcon Incursion', p. 12

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