1st Quentin Protectorate Militia
|1st Quentin Protectorate Militia|
|Unit Profile (as of 3077)|
|Parent Formation||Word of Blake Protectorate Militia|
The 1st Quentin Protectorate Militia is one of the many militias raised by Word of Blake to defend the Word of Blake Protectorate. As of 3075, the unit was deployed in Quentin along his sister units the 2nd Quentin Protectorate Militia and the 3rd Quentin Protectorate Militia.
Quentin was absorbed into the Word of Blake Protectorate during the Jihad. It became the baseworld for the 47th Shadow Division and raised three Protectorate Militia divisions. These divisions were trained by Khasparov's Knights.
At first, the Forty-seventh Shadow Division did not show up, and the Coalition forces found nothing beyond the Protectorate Militia. Though well-equipped, the Militia's skills were no match for the elite forces of the Draconis Combine and Clan Wolf forces that shattered the militia. Then the campaign quickly bogged down when the allied forces were struck by terrorist bombs on the 17th of May 3077 that hit three DropShips as well as a Manei Domini attack aimed at the commanders of the task force, which included Kanrei Kiyomori Minamoto. Minamoto responded to the insurgency by bringing in teams from the ISF and the Order of Five Pillars to track down hidden Blakist operatives, as well as ordering house-to-house searches for insurgents.
The Blakist forces on Quentin received reinforcements in late May when a small Word of Blake fleet dropped several Level IIs of troops onto the world, reinforcing the Manei Domini forces already fighting against the coalition troops. The Blakists had taken advantage of a lapse in the air cover provided by the Armed Forces of the Federated Suns over the northern hemisphere; even as the forces on the planet were receiving reinforcements, the Forty-seventh Shadow Division revealed its presence by destroying an over-extended two-Star patrol from Clan Wolf forces.
By the end of June, the Blakists had made wide use of biological weapons as a part of their campaign against Minamoto's forces, leading to Minamoto implementing martial law, an extremely unpopular measure with the local population. The bulk of the Forty-seventh Shadow Division was finally cornered and destroyed in late July, when the coalition forces assaulted a hidden mountain base that had been discovered near the capital city. The combined forces of the First Sword of Light and Clan Wolf's Tau Galaxy trapped the Blakist forces and crushed the bulk of them bar the few survivors who managed to escape to a nearby Blakist WarShip. However, the heavy-handed actions of the coalition forces saw the local population promptly rise up. The situation on Quentin quickly broke down to the point that coalition General Belle Lee decided to replace Minamoto's garrison forces with elements of the Com Guard.
Some stragglers from the three militias survived to follow the Forty-seventh Shadow Division when they revealed their presence in system, but were finally crushed by the First Sword of Light and by Clan Wolf's Iota Galaxy.
|Commanding Officers of the 1st Quentin Protectorate Militia|
As long as a Protectorate Militia force is fighting on its homeworld and is acting as the scenario's Defender, the Protectorate Militia force receives the Force the Initiative and Off-Map Movement special abilities. If deployed as the Attacker in a scenario, the Protectorate Militia force loses its Force the Initiative ability, but retains its Off-Map Movement capability.
If deployed on a world other than its homeworld (such as an Epsilon Eridani force being deployed on Genoa), the Protectorate Militia force not only loses all of its special abilities, but also suffers a –2 Initiative modifier.
Although Blakist-based, Protectorate Militia forces may use standard Inner Sphere force arrangements (Lances, Companies, and Battalions) rather than Word of Blake force arrangements.
- Total Chaos, pp. 98-99 "QUENTIN"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "protectorate militia deployment
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad In Review"
- Total Chaos, p. 98
- Total Chaos, p. 99
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 33, "Official Update 3"
- Total Chaos, pp. 170-171 "DRAGON'S PINCERS"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"