33rd Marik Militia

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Thirty-third Marik Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3020)
Nickname
Parent Formation Marik Militia
Formed 2766[1]-2786[2]
Disbanded 3020 (Destroyed)


History[edit]

The Thirty-third Marik Militia was one of a dozen regiments of the Marik Militia to be raised in the period between the eruption of the Amaris Civil War in 2765[1] and the onset of the First Succession War in 2786.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

The Thirty-third was stationed on Loburg in 2786.[2] During the Bolan Thumb campaign the Thirty-third were forced off Loburg in 2795 by the Eighteenth Lyran Regulars. In 2803 together with the Ninth Bolan Defenders they unsuccessfully defended Finsterwalde against attack from the Eleventh Arcturan Guards, Second Lyran Guards and the Twelfth Heavy Assault Regiment. [3] By 2821 the Thirty-third had been deployed to on Cavanaugh II.[2]

Third Succession War[edit]

Around 3020 the Thirty-third Militia attacked Solaris. They landed using disguised DropShips, reaching their primary objectives they were hammered by the Lyran counter-attack. However, as the Militias fighters gradually lost air superiority the operation started to fail as the Thirty-third started to take heavy casualties. During a lull in the battle the 131st Battalion (Keshii's Battalion) was sent to attack the suburban hills area to draw away as many of the counter-attacking units as possible. The Battalion soon found itself taking heavy casualties as well from superior air power and Lyran assault units. The orders to retreat did not reach every command and Company B, the Swords of St. George, were cut off in a salient. When they finally attempted to retreat to their DropShips it was too late as these had already been captured.[4]

The Thirty-third were not listed on the Militia roster in 3025[5] and it appears that the attack on Solaris destroyed them as a command.

Officers[edit]

Colonel Drinkwater was in command in 3020.[4]

Tactics[edit]

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Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

Thirty-third Marik Militia (Green/Questionable)[2]

- At this point in time the Thirty-third was a medium-weight regiment operating at full strength and based on Loburg.[2]

2821[edit]

Thirty-third Marik Militia (Green/Questionable)[2]

- At this point in time the Thirty-third was a medium-weight regiment operating at just on third of full strength, and was located on Cavanaugh II.[2]

3020[edit]

Thirty-third Marik Militia [4]

  • 131st Battalion

Rules[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

  • As a Marik Militia regiment the Thirty-third receives no modifiers to die rolls when generating forces on RAT tables during the First Succession War.[6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Field Report 2765: Free Worlds League, p. 10, "Marik Militia"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 First Succession War, p. 138 "Free Worlds League Military"
  3. First Succession War, p. 71-2 "Bolan Thumb Campaign".
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Shrapnel, p. 94-102, "The Race is not to the Swift"
  5. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWL Deployment Table - 3025"
  6. First Succession War, p. 147, "RAT Die Roll Modifiers by Combat Command Table"

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