Protectorate Militia (Word of Blake)

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Unit Profile (as of [[]])
Nickname
Parent Formation Word of Blake Militia
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Overview[edit]

Protectorate Militia Origins & Tactics[edit]

The Protectorate Militias were created by the Word of Blake to boost their defensive strength within the Word of Blake Protectorate without adding undue strain to their supply lines of high-technology equipment. The local militia forces were raised from the population of their individual worlds and focused on defense of those worlds; as a result, the militias often drew on local feelings of patriotism, something the Word used to build a reliable defensive line.[1]

The units were never equipped with the top-of-the line equipment the Word of Blake had.

Protectorate Militia Formation[edit]

These militia units are planetary bound and usually restricted to their designated world. Usually they are locally raised and trained. The units were issued less advanced equipment to garrison the planet. These commands are of roughly regimental size and use Combined-Arms formations. They are also known to have smaller quantities of BattleMechs than usual and depend more on vehicle and battle armor units. On average, a planet will have one or two regiments of these Protectorate Militia. It rarely takes more than that to defend the planet.[2]

Protectorate Militia Operations[edit]

The local militias lacked special weapons or directives and were most commonly used to bolster the defense of their own homeworlds, but late in the Jihad the Word did move Protectorate Militia forces to other worlds within the Protectorate as a means of reinforcing counter attacks against advancing coalition forces.[1]

These are the known operations in which Protectorate Militia units acted outside of their home planet:

  • The largest combined deployment of Protectorate Militia forces was the campaign to defend Dieron, which saw the Word of Blake deploy a large naval flotilla, five Divisions of Militia forces and five Divisions of Protectorate Militia forces; in this case, the Protectorate Militia Divisions were drawn from the worlds of Acamar, Asta, Fletcher, Liberty and Milton.[3]
  • Another operation involving Protectorate Militia units was the Blakist counteroffensive on Dyev against forces from Clan Ghost Bear. In this case the 1st Lipton Protectorate Militia Division, the 3rd Byrant Protectorate Militia Division, the 2nd New Earth Protectorate Militia Division and the 1st Zosma Protectorate Militia Division were selected to join that attack.[4]

Protectorate Militia Destiny[edit]

The Protectorate Militias were effectively destroyed as coherent units during Operation SCOUR, but at least as late as mid-3081 former Protectorate Militia forces were continuing to resist on a number of former Protectorate worlds. The Republic of the Sphere worked to disarm these forces, largely through peaceful means, and the idea of allowing some of the combat veterans from the Protectorate Militias to serve in the local militias of the new Republic was mooted.[1]

Known Units[edit]

Militia Unit Name Destiny References
Acamar Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3077 [5]
Achernar Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3077 [6]
Addicks Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3077 [7]
Ankaa Protectorate Militia Exact destruction date unknown [8]
Asta Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3077 [5]
Basalt Protectorate Militia Exact destruction date unknown [9]
Bryant Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit surrendered in 3078 [10]
Bryant Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit surrendered in 3078 [10]
Bryant Protectorate Militia Division, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [1]
Caph Protectorate Militia Division, 1st Exact destruction date unknown [11]
Capolla Protectorate Militia Exact destruction date unknown [12]
Cebalrai Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3075 [13]
Chara Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3077 [14]
Fletcher Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3076 [5]
Halloran V Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3078 [15]
Hsien Protectorate Militia Division The unit was destroyed in 3078 [16]
Irian Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3075 [17]
Kittery Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3072 [18]
Liberty Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3076 [5]
Lipton Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [1]
Luna Defense Militia The unit was destroyed in 3078 [19]
Marcus Protectorate Militia‎ The unit was destroyed in 3077 [20]
Mars Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3078 [21]
Milton Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3076 [5]
Mirach Protectorate Militia Exact destruction date unknown [22]
Nanking Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3077 [23]
New Earth Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3079 [24]
New Earth Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [1]
New Home Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3078 [25]
Pleione Protectorate Militia, at least three divisions The unit was destroyed in 3078 [26]
Procyon Protectorate Militia Exact destruction date unknown [27]
Quentin Protectorate Militia, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3077 [28]
Quentin Protectorate Militia, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [28]
Quentin Protectorate Militia, 3rd The unit was destroyed in 3077 [28]
Rio Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3076 [29]
Sheratan Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3079 [30]
Spica Protectorate Militia Exact destruction date unknown [31]
Terra Firma Protectorate Militia The unit was destroyed in 3078 [32]
Tikonov Protectorate Militia Exact destruction date unknown [33]
Towne Protectorate Militia Division, 1st The unit was destroyed in 3076 [34]
Towne Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [34]
Van Diemen Protectorate Militia Division, 2nd The unit was destroyed in 3076 [35]
Zosma Protectorate Militia Division, 1st One Level III was destroyed in 3076, the rest died in 3080 [1]

Notes[edit]

Words belonging to the Word of Blake Protectorate but where no given information on the militia is given are not listed here.

Reference[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127, "Protectorate Militias"
  2. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, pp. 88, 101, 103 - Unit structure and description on how they are set up.
  3. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127, "Word Of Blake Militia Divisions"
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "A Time Of Cleansing"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Total Chaos, pp. 56-60 "DIERON"
  6. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad In Review"
  7. THE THIRD TIME - 3:10 TO SAINT RANDALL
  8. Mercenaries Supplemental Update, p. 106, "Simonson's Cutthroats"
  9. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [12/12/3071]: "Search Continues for Missing Child"
  10. 10.0 10.1 Legacy (Anthology), "Homecoming"
  11. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072, "Timeline of the Jihad" - August 1st, Caph is among worlds which were non-violently taken over by WoB.
  12. Total Chaos, pp. 158-159 "WATERSHED"
  13. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 47, "Cebalrai Free, But At What Cost?"
  14. Total Chaos, pp. 173-174 "WOLVES FROM THE SLAUGHTER"
  15. Total Chaos, p. 162-163, "HALLORAN V"
  16. Technical Readout: 3050 Upgrade, p. 20, "SDR-7M Spider"
  17. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 51, "Corporate Rebellion"
  18. Total Chaos, p. 96-97, "KITTERY"
  19. Total Chaos, p. 197-199, "MOON MAZE"
  20. Total Chaos, pp. 169-170 "HOUNDS OF WAR"
  21. Total Chaos, p. 213-214, "PICKING THE LOCKS"
  22. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [10/02/3072]: "Word of Blake Renders Humanitarian Aid"
  23. Total Chaos, p. 235-236, "NANKING"
  24. Total Chaos, p. 229-231, "NEW EARTH"
  25. Total Chaos, pp. 188-189 "STICKY SITUATION"
  26. Total Chaos, p. 191, "Pound of Flesh"
  27. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [14/11/3071]: "Haggard Defenders Desperate for Relief"
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Total Chaos, pp. 98-99 "QUENTIN"
  29. Total Chaos, pp. 154-155 "SLUGGER’S PARADISE"
  30. Total Chaos, p. 234, "HERE COMES THE CAVALRY"
  31. BattleCorps: INN Newscast (Solaris Broadcasting Co. section), news item published [17/05/3071]: "AMC Stragglers Shattered on Spica"
  32. Total Chaos, pp. 184-185 "TRICK OR TRAP"
  33. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 42-43, "Chaos Overwhelming: Dante's Daydream"
  34. 34.0 34.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 56, "The Jihad In Review"
  35. Total Chaos, pp. 155-156 "STARFALL"

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