29th Division (Word of Blake)

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29th Division ( IV-omega)
Formed Late 3060s
Disbanded 3074
Nickname Defiant Sacrifice
Affiliation Word of Blake
Parent Command Word of Blake Militia

The Twenty-ninth Division was a "hidden" Word of Blake Militia Division that operated in the Draconis Combine in the early years of the Jihad.[1]


Aerospace Raider Force[edit]

Defiant Sacrifice first appeared in combat in the Benjamin star system in February 3069. The unit was only seen escorting naval task force struck the FedSuns & Combine forces in space. The unit and the task force it was escorting conducted a series of supporting raids in Dieron Military District from late 3069 through 3070. ISF Intelligence reports suggested that the Division lacked any significant ground elements due it never landing in any its appearances. However, this changed in February 3071[2], when the Division struck Pesht.

Pesht and Destruction[edit]

The Division invaded and secured the world of Pesht with support of the 42nd Shadow Division. The attack on the planet was quick. The unit was reportedly utilizing bioagents in its initial attack.[3] The Division also used a Alamo nuclear warhead to finalize its conquest of the planet.[4]

The Defiant Sacrifice held on to the planet until 3074, when Clan Ghost Bear assaulted Pesht with an estimated two Galaxies worth of troops. All transportation and support units were eliminated as well the Division's military forces itself. Reports of the surprise assault left no survivors,[5] and it was confirmed in 3081 that the 29th had in fact been wiped out on Pesht.[6]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 29th Division


The Division is more keen in using its aerospace assets in strikes and it had been known for its raiding.



Among the 29th's forces were the Level IIs Divine Fire (Medium) and Peaceful Cleansing (Assault).[7]


The Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents shows the unit assaulting Pesht in 3072. Writers have noted that this is wrong, that older Jihad Hot Spots: 3072 has the correct date.


Game Rules[edit]

The 29th Division suffers a negative modifier to its initiative when it is the defender. The unit's aerospace assets have a negative modifier for base piloting and gunnery.[8]


  1. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 100 - "29th Div noted for it operating in Draconis Combine space".
  2. Writers confirm that original Jihad Hot Spots: 3072's Stepping Stone story has the correct date. (dead link)
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: 3072 page 36 - Stepping Stone - Bioagents reported by underground new agency, DRAKE.
  4. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 100 - "Pesht struck by the 29th Division with assistance of the 42nd Shadow Division".
  5. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 100 - "Clan Ghost Bear rumble in and wipes out the 29th Division to last man".
  6. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 126, "Word Of Blake Militia"
  7. BattleForce Quick-Start Rules, p. 10, "Green Training Scenario"
  8. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 141, "Rules Annex"