2nd Yangtze Protectorate Militia
|2nd Yangtze Protectorate Militia|
|Affiliation||Word of Blake|
|Parent Command||Word of Blake Protectorate Militia|
The Second Yangtze 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 Yangtze. As of 3075 it was one of the two units raised from this planet along the 1st Yangtze Protectorate Militia.
Yangtze was attacked and conquered by the Word of Blake in September 3069, which resulted in it being incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate. In an attempt to control the population the Blakists disabled the flood controls on Han.
The Battle Corps Legion in February 3077 was sent to test the defenses on Yangtze. The Legion was a part of the mobile command tasked directly by the allied coalition command group under General Belle Lee, and had been ordered to perform reconnaissance on Yangtze ahead of the Federated Suns task force attack. The Battle Corps Legion was evidently under heavy attack within minutes of landing, losing a company of troops in the first half an hour of the mission before the remaining elements of the Legion's Alpha Battalion went to ground, ordering the surviving DropShips to lift off immediately.
Yangtze was subsequently liberated in early 3077 by forces from the Federated Suns front of Operation SCOUR. Field Marshal Katheryn Sandoval-Ito lead the campaign personally, at the head of Group I, and brought all three Fox-class WarShips assigned to the task force to ensure the prosecution of the campaign against the dug-in Protectorate Militia defenders. The decision to deploy all three WarShips was doubtless driven by the intelligence obtained by those surviving Battle Corps Legion transport vessels, as it was used by Sandoval-Ito to plan her campaign against Yangtze. Group I used the information gathered by the Battle Corps survivors recovered from Yangtze to outflank the Blakist defenders on the ground, while targeting the most strongly defended areas with orbital strikes to eliminate the greatest pockets of resistance.
|Commanding Officers of the 2nd Yangtze 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.
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "protectorate militia deployment
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 47, "The Jihad In Review"
- Dark Age: Republic Worlds (3130), p. 91, "Yangtze World Profile"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 36, "S.O.S."
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 36, "First Wave Complete"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"