20th Marik Militia

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Twentieth Marik Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Pit Bulls
Parent Formation Marik Militia
Formed

History[edit]

Anton's Revolt[edit]

During the Marik Civil War, the Twentieth Marik Militia remained on Concord to discourage adventurism by Lyran Commonwealth forces.[1]

Andurien Secession[edit]

Stationed on Uhuru, the Twentieth Marik Militia was attacked by forces based in the Isle of Skye. Though originally a raid, the conflict would last three weeks and cost each of the units involved a company of troops.[2]

In 3048 the Seventh Donegal Guards landed on Concord and attacked the Twentieth Marik Militia. After a month of battle, the Twentieth had been reduced to two battalions. They took the next few years to rebuild themselves and regain their proficiency.[3]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

During Operation Guerrero the Twentieth Marik Militia landed on Oliver with the First Orloff Grenadiers. The 3rd NAIS Cadet Cadre was on the world and fought bitterly to keep it in the hands of the Federated Commonwealth. Ultimately the 3rd was forced to leave the world.[3]

The Jihad[edit]

As part of Operation Broken Fist the Twentieth assaulted Giausar, eventually forcing the One-Eyed Jacks mercenary command off-world.[4]

In 3077 the Pit Bulls were assigned to Group III of the Free Worlds League front of Operation SCOUR. Group III was commanded by the deputy commander of the front, Khan Santin West of Clan Nova Cat, and when Group II found itself in trouble on Wasat the Twentieth supported Clan Nova Cat's Alpha Galaxy and the ComGuard Fourth Army in a followup attack on Wasat. There they relieved the 7th Pesht Regulars, the shattered Home Guard and the other units of Group II, joining forces in a combined attack that saw Wasat liberated by early March.[5]

On Dubhe the Twentieth Marik Militia and Alpha Galaxy quickly forced the defending First and Second Dubhe Protectorate Militia Divions off the world as part of a wave of simultaneous attacks on five Protectorate worlds.[6] Elements of the 20th faced a Word of Blake counterattack on Marcus and were destroyed, returning that world to the Word of Blake Protectorate.[7]

In the attack on Terra they were assigned to Task Force SICKLE and attacked Rio de Janerio with the Iron Guard and Fifth Crucis Lancers.[8] Under the command of Marshal Jon Davion, the Twentieth managed to seize three of the largest manufacturing centers on the South American continent.[9] The attack stalled outside the SDS command center on Grovesnor Island, but a battle armor company from the 20th Militia and 5th Lancers quickly captured the station, opening the way for Coalition Landings.[10]

After Terra was liberated, the Twentieth relocated to Zion to discourage adventurism by CCAF forces.[11]

Officers[edit]

As of 3025, the commanding officer was Colonel Mbangl Dombwesa[12]

As of 3050, the commanding officer was Colonel Albert Hilfiker.[13]

As of 3054 the commanding officer was Colonel Jerome Stewart.[14][3] He was still in command in 3067.[15]

Tactics[edit]

The heavy weight of the unit is well used in any engagement. The scouts provide the command with excellent information with two battalions forming the front, allowing the third to deliver the final blow with the support of the air wing.[3]

Composition History[edit]

2786[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)[16]

- At this point in time the Twentieth was a light-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Keystone.[16]

2821[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)[16]

- At this point in time the Twentieth was a Light-weight regiment operating at just below thirty-ninth percent strength, and was stationed on Corey.[16]

3025[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment)

  • CO: Colonel Mbangi Dombwosa

- Unit employs Assault BattleMechs in its Composition with Heavy Aerospace Fighters.[17] The unit is Regular Skilled and had a Reliable Loyalty Rating. The unit was stationed on the world of Concord as of 3025.[18]

3050[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Colonel Albert Hilfiker.

- Unit Stationed on Concord

3054[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[20]

  • CO: Colonel Jeromine Steward

- Unit Stationed on Concord

3059[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Jerome Stewart
  • XO: Force Commander Maxime Broeske
  • First Battalion: Force Commander Cameron Clarkson
  • Third Battalion: Force Commander Travis Daigingo

Twentieth Militia Aerospace (2 Squadrons/Regular/Reliable)[3]

Twelfth Concord Light Cavalry (1 Squadron/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Scott Empson

- The Twelfth favor the use of fast light tanks

Twenty-third Andurien Heavy Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

- Reinforced to four Battalions, two each of motorized and jump troops

3067[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Jerome Stewart

Twentieth Militia Aerospace Wing (2 Squadrons/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Lieutenant Commander Patrick Hogan

Twelfth Concord Light Cavalry (Squadron/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Force Commander Scott Empson

Twenty-third Andurien Heavy Intantry (Regimant/Regular/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Hettie Fleder

3079[edit]

Twentieth Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[11]

- The Twentieth was reduced to about two-thirds of its pre-Jihad strength.[11]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 33, "Deployment Table: Anton's Revolt"
  2. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 73, "Uhura (August)"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 64, "Twentieth Marik Militia"
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 22, "Operation: Broken Fist"
  5. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 44, "Wasat Falls"
  6. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 78, "New Year, New Wave"
  7. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 80
  8. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 98, "Late 3078: Destination Terra"
  9. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 105
  10. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 108
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Field Report: FWLM, p. 14, "Alys Rousset Marik's Resistance"
  12. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 94, "Unit Profiles" - Twentieth Marik Militia noted with its commanding officer.
  13. 20 Year Update, p. 56, "New commanding officer as of 3050".
  14. Objective Raids, p. 37 FWL Deployment Table as of 3054 - First appearance of Colonel Steward as CO of the Twentieth Militia.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Field Manual: Updates, p. 160, "Free Worlds League Military - Deployment Table"
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 First Succession War (Source Book), p. 138, "Free Worlds League Military (FWLM) - Deployment Table"
  17. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 94, "Marik Militia" - Twentieth Marik Militia's short info list.
  18. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "'Mech Unit Deployment Table (As of 3025)"
  19. 20 Year Update, p. 56 Deployment Tables as of 3050 - Unit has new commanding officer, still station same location.
  20. Objective Raids, p. 38, "FWL Deployment Tables" - 3054

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