23rd Marik Militia

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Twenty-third Marik Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3059)
Nickname Sleight of Hand
Parent Formation Marik Militia
Formed 2752-2765[1]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

The Twenty-third Marik Militia was one of nine regiments of the Marik Militia to be reactivated or reconstituted after the Star League Council repealed the Council Edict of 2650 in 2752.[1] In 2783 Captain-General Kenyon Marik deployed the Twenty-third and a sister regiment, the Sixth Marik Militia, to seize the Terran Hegemony world of Wasat, in part to ensure that the Capellan Confederation couldn't annex the world.[2]

First Succession War[edit]

In 2788 the Twenty-third and two other Free Worlds League Military regiments, the Third and Seventh Oriente Hussars were stationed on the former Hegemony district capital of Tyrfing when a brutal five-way battle for control of the world began. The Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces and Capellan Confederation Armed Forces were the first to arrive, with raiders from the Seventh Donegal Guards, Stealths, Prefectorate Guard and Ariana Grenadiers attacking the League troops and each other; these were soon joined by the Fourth Davion Guards and Fifth Dragonlords - dispatched by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns - and the Eighth Sword of Light and Black Sharks, dispatched by the Draconis Combine Mustered Soldiery. Tyrfing was already badly damaged, with much of its ecology poisoned by the after-effects of the nuclear and chemical weapons used during the Amaris Civil War, and the five-way battle for control of Tyrfing - or for access to loot any remaining Star League technology - effectively ended any prospect of Tyrfing continuing to be a viable world. Between the rampant use of nuclear and chemical weapons and the lingering poisons left from the previous war, almost ninety percent of the infantry forces on Tyrfing were dead when the battle ended in February 2789, and only a fifth of the Twenty-third's conventional forces were still combat-ready - more than that of any other regiment to have participated in the battle. Tyrfing's pre-Coup civilian population of more than three billion had been reduced to just eight million and was falling steadily, with every major city destroyed during the conflict; by the end of the First Succession War that population had dropped to five million and was still falling, with the League government placing Tyrfing under quarantine in 2824.[3]

The Twenty-third was subsequently destroyed later during the war.[4]

Second Succession War[edit]

The Twenty-third Militia contained the survivors of the Eighth Marik Militia after that unit was destroyed on Wisconsin in 2838. The defending Eighth Militia was betrayed by traitors in the unit, allowing Liao saboteurs to poison their water supply. The Eighth wasn't able to resist the attacking Justine's Grenadiers, and many Militia troops were captured. Unfortunately only 25% of the captured troops survived.[5]

Anton’s Revolt[edit]

The Twenty-third played no role in Anton Marik's revolt. They spent most of their time garrisoning Merak and Marik. [6]

4th Succession War[edit]

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Andurien Secession[edit]

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Clan Invasion Era[edit]

In 3054 the Twenty-third Marik Militia was the garrison force assigned to the world of Keystone.[7]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

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Operation Bulldog[edit]

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Jihad[edit]

In 3067, the Twenty-third sent in a record number of transfer requests, asking for a posting on the Capellan Confederation border. The LCCC hadn't authorized any transfers however,[8] leaving the Twenty-third on Keystone in 3067. [9]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 23rd Marik Militia
Lieutenant Colonel Adiss Sullivan 3025[10]
Colonel Donald Depaolis 3050[11]
Colonel Hazel Ward 3059-3067[5][12]

Tactics[edit]

Skilled in defensive operations.[5]

Composition History[edit]

2765[edit]

Twenty-third Militia (Regular/Fanatical)[13]

- At this point in time the Twenty-third was stationed on Marik.[1]

2786[edit]

Twenty-third Militia (Regular/Fanatical)[4]

- At this point in time the Twenty-third was a heavy-weight regiment operating at full strength and was stationed on Tyrfing.[4]

3025[edit]

Twenty-third Marik Militia (Green/Questionable)[14]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Adiss Sullivan

3050[edit]

Twenty-third Marik Militia (Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Donald Depaolis

3054[edit]

Twenty-third Marik Militia (Green/Questionable)[7]

  • CO: Colonel Hazel Ward

3059[edit]

Twenty-third Marik Militia (1 Regiment/Green/Questionable)[5]

  • CO/First Battalion: Colonel Hazel Ward
  • XO: Force Commander Miroslav Bluzevic
  • Second Battalion: Force Commander Michelle Schroeder
  • Third Battalion: Force Commander Nicole Wang

Twenty-third Militia Aerospace (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[5]

- The Twenty-third is an understrength Wing

Sixth Abbey Armored Regiment (1 Regiment/Green/Reliable)[5]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Christian Aillo

- The first and third Company is a light armor unit
- The second Company is a heavy tank unit

Fourteenth Regulan Militia (1 Regiment/Green/Questionable)[5]

Rules[edit]

Game Rules[edit]

First Succession War[edit]

  • As a Marik Militia unit the Twenty-third receives no modifier to Random Attribution Table rolls during the First Succession War.[15]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p.10, "Marik Militia"
  2. First Succession War, p. 28, "Free Worlds League Gains"
  3. First Succession War, p. 110, "The Tyrfing Conflict"
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 First Succession War, p. 138, "Free Worlds League Military (FWLM) - Deployment Table"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 65, "23rd Marik Militia Unit Profile"
  6. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 33, 38
  7. 7.0 7.1 Objective Raids, p. 38, "Marik Militia"
  8. Field Manual: Updates, p. 149
  9. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160
  10. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 94
  11. 11.0 11.1 20 Year Update, p. 56, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  12. "Field Manual: Updates", p. 160
  13. Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Regimental Status"
  14. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FLWM Deployment Table"
  15. First Succession War, p. 147, "RAT Die Roll Modifiers by Combat Command Table"

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