1st Van Diemen Protectorate Militia
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|1st Van Diemen Protectorate Militia|
|Unit Profile (as of 3075)|
|Parent Formation||Word of Blake Protectorate Militia|
The 1st Van Diemen 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 Van Diemen IV. As of 3075 it was one of the two units raised from this planet along the 2nd Van Diemen Protectorate Militia.
When Devlin Stone's colation forces struck the planet, they defended it. Aaron's Arrows along Kell Hounds aerospace units went against their space elements and shattered them, though inflicting serious loses to them.
Once colation forces landed, the Militia forces lasted three days before they fell apart.
|Commanding Officers of the 1st Van Diemen 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
- Total Chaos, pp. 155-156 "STARFALL"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"