Saffel Protectorate Militia
|Saffel Protectorate Militia|
|Unit Profile (as of 3077)|
|Parent Formation||Word of Blake Protectorate Militia|
The Saffel Protectorate Militia is one of the many militias raised by Word of Blake to defend the Word of Blake Protectorate. The unit was deployed in Saffel. As of 3075 it was the only unit raised from this planet.
After the The Thirty-second Division appeared in March of 3068 in its assault on Saffel, The unit took advantage of the HPG White Out, by defeating the world's defenders in a blitz manuever, wiping them out by striking while they were still in their barracks. When the planet became part of the Word of Blake Protectorate, the Thirty-second Division helped raise the planet's own Protectorate Militia to defend the planet.
Saffel was evidently liberated by the end of 3077 by allied coalition forces, as the administration of the HPG facility on Saffel had reverted to ComStar by the end of November. However, in early December a press notice was issued by ComStar to other nearby ComStar facilities indicating that the Saffel HPG had been taken offline due to unspecified local technical difficulties.
|Commanding Officers of the Saffel Protectorate Militia Division|
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.
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "protectorate militia deployment
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 101, "32nd Division (Purity of Courage)"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 34, "Saffel HPG Offline"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"