15th Marik Militia

15th Marik Militia
Nickname The Polyphemus Division
Affiliation Free Worlds League
Parent Command Marik Militia



The first nineteen Marik Militia regiments were all formed prior to 2650.

Succession Wars[edit]

Still recuperating from their losses on Loric in 3002 where they took severe losses in their assault on the coastal city of Tromoth and would not return to full strength until 3008,[1] the 15th Marik Militia was deployed on Rochelle in mid-3007 following that planet's hard-fought defense against a Lyran attack. In the aftermath of the fighting, House Marik was facing unrest among their numerous battered mercenary commands, and at least one 'Mech duel ensued between elements of the 15th and disgruntled mercenaries. One mercenary unit—McFinney's Manglers—led an uprising and, together with other mercenaries, fought their way past elements of the 15th to the Arzenburg starport. They would go on to form the famed Snord's Irregulars.

In 3010, elements of the 15th Marik Militia clashed with Snord's Irregulars on Uhuru. At the time, the 15th were using experimental jamming equipment.[2] Later in that year they staged a successful raid against Cor Caroli, obtaining large amounts of valuable engine parts.

Anton's Revolt[edit]

In 3015 the 15th took serious damage from Anton Marik's rebel forces.[1] They had been isolated on Berenson when Anton Marik adjusted their JumpShip schedules. The Fifteenth was present on the world, but couldn't get replacement parts or other supplies. With that in mind the 3rd Marik Militia and 4th Ducal Guard landed on the world. Rather than face them head on the Fifteenth conducted a guerrilla war and a series of fighting withdrawals. These tactics kept them in the field and fighting much longer than the rebel command thought they would. They lost a battalion of troops before they were reinforced by the 31st Marik Militia.[3][4]

Eventually the Fourth Ducal Guard was destroyed and the Third Marik Militia withdrew to Park Place. The Fifteenth pursued them, and after two weeks of heavy fighting the Third surrendered.[5]

Raiding Liao[edit]

For around a year's time in 3026 and 3027 the 15th Marik Militia fought alongside the Gray Death Legion in several raids and missions into House Liao territory, the Legion and impicitly also the 15th Marik Militia using Graham IV as a staging area to conduct their campaigns from.

During the attack on Sirius V in 3027 it was the 15th Marik Militia who was supposed to relieve the Gray Death Legion following the surrender of Sirius V, but Lord Garth of Irian and his Irian Guard arrived two weeks earlier to conduct the Tiantan Massacre and frame the Gray Death Legion for the deed, with the 15th still in transit towards the world.[6]

4th Succession War[edit]

Andurien Secession[edit]

The 10th Marik Militia and the Fifteenth landed on Xanthe III in 3037. Expecting to face the 3rd Defenders of Andurien, the loyalist forces were surprised to find the 5th Defenders of Andurien on the world as well. The fighting didn't go well, with the Militia units under heavy fire. The Fifteenth actually shattered when the Fifth Defenders hit their rear flank.[7]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

In 3054, elements of the 15th took part in the defense of a Word of Blake HPG Station on Berenson against mercenaries supposedly hired by ComStar, an incident resulting in the destruction of the station. Later, it was revealed the entire event was orchestrated by the Word of Blake to create a backlash against ComStar. At this time, the unit's command lance consisted entirely of brand-new Word of Blake Grand Crusaders.[8]

Operation Bulldog[edit]


In 3067 the fourth battalion still consisted of primarily Word of Blake troops.[citation needed]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of 15th Marik Militia
Colonel Jake Hawkins 3014 - 3027[9][10]
Colonel Nancy Rezac 3050 - 3055[11][12]
Colonel Alex Farragher 3055 - 3067[1][13]


The members of the 15th Militia use long range fire to attack their foes.[1]

Composition History[edit]


Fifteenth Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable).[14]

- At this point in time the Fifteenth was stationed on Kalidasa.[14]

2786 - 2821[edit]

15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [15]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Kalidasa. In 2821 the command was reduced to 40 percent of its strength and was deployed on Savannah. [15]


15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical) [16]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Savannah with an operational readiness of 99 percent. [16]


15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Veteran/Fanatical) [16]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Van Diemen IV with an operational readiness of 28 percent. [16]


15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[10]

  • CO: Colonel Jake Hawkins


15th Marik Militia(Regiment\Regular\Reliable)[17]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Wasat. [17]


15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[18]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Berenson. [18]


15th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[11]

  • CO: Colonel Nancy Rezac [11]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Berenson. [11]


15th Marik Militia (1 Reinforced Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • CO/1st Battalion: Colonel Alex Farragher
  • 2nd Battalion: Force Commander Dusir Uhrir
  • 3rd Battalion: Force Commander Salma Mayfield
  • 4th Battalion: Precentor II Eric Goodwin

- The 4th Battalion consists of a WoB Level III, the Iron Fist. In 3062 this unit was reassigned to the Word of Blake's 10th Division on Terra.[19]

15th Militia Aerospace (1 Wing/Regular/Reliable)[1]

3rd Berenson Armored Defenders (1 Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[1]

  • Armor Commander: Force Commander Anna Warner

- Contains a various mix of armor vehicles
- The 3rd use Long Tom artillery batteries

29th Regulan Mechanized Infantry (1 Regiment/Regular/Qustionable)[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 62, "15th Marik Militia Unit Profile"
  2. Cranston Snord's Irregulars (scenario pack), p. 28-29
  3. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 26
  4. Godfather
  5. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 32
  6. The Price of Glory
  7. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 74
  8. Null Set, pp. 4, 8
  9. Godfather
  10. 10.0 10.1 House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 20 Year Update, p. 56, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  12. Null Set, p. 8
  13. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160
  14. 14.0 14.1 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Marik Militia"
  15. 15.0 15.1 First Succession War, p. 138
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Second Succession War, p. 98
  17. 17.0 17.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.86
  18. 18.0 18.1 Historical: War of 3039, p. 140 >Historical: War of 3039, p. 140
  19. Field Manual: ComStar, p. 80