20th Marik Militia

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20th Marik Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname The Pit Bulls
Parent Formation Marik Militia


Anton's Revolt[edit]

During the Marik Civil War, the 20th Marik Militia remained on Concord to discourage adventurism by Lyran Commonwealth forces.[1]

Andurien Secession[edit]

Stationed on Uhuru, the 20th 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 7th Donegal Guards landed on Concord and attacked the 20th Marik Militia. After a month of battle, the 20th 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 20th Marik Militia landed on Oliver with the 1st 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]


As part of Operation Broken Fist the 20th 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 20th 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 20th Marik Militia and Alpha Galaxy quickly forced the defending 1st and 2nd Dubhe Protectorate Militia Divisions 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 5th Crucis Lancers.[8] Under the command of Marshal Jon Davion, the 20th 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 20th relocated to Zion to discourage adventurism by CCAF forces.[11]


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]


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]


20th Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment)

  • CO: Colonel Mbangi Dombwosa

- Unit employs Assault BattleMechs in its Composition with Heavy Aerospace Fighters.[16] The unit is Regular Skilled and had a Reliable Loyalty Rating. The unit was stationed on the world of Concord as of 3025.[17]


20th Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment)

  • CO: Colonel Albert Hilfiker.[18]

- Unit Stationed on Concord, with Regular skill and Reliable loyalty Ratings.


20th Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment)

  • CO: Colonel Jeromine Steward

- Unit Stationed on Concord, with Regular skill and Reliable loyalty Ratings.[19]


20th Marik Militia (1 BattleMech Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Jerome Stewart
  • XO: Force Commander Maxime Broeske
  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Cameron Clarkson
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Travis Daigingo

20th Militia Aerospace (2 Squadrons/Regular/Reliable)[3]

12th Concord Light Cavalry (1 Squadron/Regular/Reliable)[3]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Scott Empson

- The 12th favor the use of fast light tanks

23rd Andurien Heavy Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[3]

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


The 20th was reduced to about two-thirds of its pre-Jihad strength.[11]



  1. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 33
  2. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 73
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 64, "20th Marik Militia"
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 22
  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
  9. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 105
  10. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 108
  11. 11.0 11.1 Field Report: FWLM, p. 14
  12. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 94 Unit Profiles - 20th 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 20th Militia.
  15. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160
  16. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 94 Marik Militia - 20th Marik Militia's short info list.
  17. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108 'Mech Unit Deployment Table (As of 3025) - Unit listing, and where.
  18. 20 Year Update, p. 56 Deployment Tables as of 3050 - Unit has new commanding officer, still station same location.
  19. Objective Raids, p. 38 FWL Deployment Tables as of 3054.