33rd Division (Word of Blake)
|33rd Division (Purity of Heart)|
|Unit Profile (as of 3074)|
|Nickname||Purity of Heart|
|Parent Formation||Word of Blake Militia|
The 33rd Division was a "hidden" Word of Blake Militia unit which was revealed at the opening of the Jihad. The unit was noted for its operations in the Federated Suns as part of the Blake's Federated Suns Military Theater command.
Raiding Deneb Kaitos and Ruchbah
The Division first appeared in 3069 where its divided into two forces to take worlds of Deneb Kaitos and Ruchbah. The elements sent to Deneb Kaitos, backed up by mercenary troops successfully over whelmed the FedSun Planetary Reservist force on the planet. However, on Ruchbah, 33rd's half-division meet with resilient resistence from the surviving forces after destroying majority of the defenders. The entire 33rd Division linked up on Ruchbah in effort wipe out the underground resistence consisting of citizens and surviving militia troops. However, their efforts failed put end to Ruchbah's resistant movement. Word of Blake Militia command pulled 33rd from the planet, citing more high priorities for the mainline unit. The system was blockaded instead using it Blake's control of nearby worlds.
The 33rd freed of its attempts quell resistence on Ruchbah, were dispatched to Robinson to occupy the Draconis March capital. They conducted their assault in 3071, where they manage to hold the planet until 3072. Allied coalition of forces pushed the unit off the planet, inflicting heavy damage to it.
Raiding in the Suns
The unit in tatters, it returned to the Blake Protectorate to regroup. Two Level III formations emerged from shadows in late 3073 to begin concentrate raids on FedSun worlds on border with Protectorate. Finally part of what can descriped as mini-campaign, was against worlds of Axton and Goshen in middle of 3074. The Division most successful strike was when it inflicted considerable damage against Wangker Aerospace on Axton, causing them cease production which has not recovered from as of 3075.
|Commanding Officers of the 33rd Division|
|Precentor||Klaus Marx||6 November 3071 - 5 February 3072|
The unit is assembled and trained as a primary raider force. Thus it known for quick swift attacks at the same time being not geared for defensive situations.
- Word of Blake Division
- 2 Level III formations
The 33rd Division suffers a negative modifier to its initiative when it acts as the defender. When acting as the attacker, the unit gains the Off-Map Movement ability, as well as a positive initiative modifier at the beginning of the battle. However, this positive modifier decreases over the course of the battle, until it is forced to comply with Forced Withdrawal rules.
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 94, "33rd Division"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 126, "Word Of Blake Militia"
- Defiant Stand
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 141, "Rules Annex"