51st Shadow Division
|51st Shadow Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 3078)|
|Nickname||Azrael's Terran Guard|
|Parent Formation||Shadow Divisions|
The Fifty-first Shadow Division was an elite Word of Blake military formation that didn't appear until after the Jihad broke out. The unit was staffed by a mysterious group of cybernetically augmented warriors known as the Manei Domini, who were solely answerable to Precentor Apollyon. The unit was one of the first Shadow Divisions to see combat.
The unit was among the last of the Shadow Divisions to have been formed for the Manei Domini; it first saw combat in March 3068 on Terra. The Division was rushed into action ahead of schedule to deal with the coming Case White invasion. They ravaged the few Com Guard units that survived their landings in Northern Europe. In particular, they faced the 166th Division. These conflicts required the support of TerraSec to slow down the invading ComGuard forces while the Fifty-first moved into position.
Since the ComStar landings, the unit had remained garrisoned on Terra. It dispatched Level II formations to local inhabited settlements of the Terran star system. These included Titan, Io, Mars, Luna and Venus. 
|Commanding Officers of 51st Shadow Division|
The unit specialized in operations in its home Terran system.
The unit posses the common Shadow Divisions Force Specific abilities when using advanced rules in a scenario. When unit is being used on a planet or base within Terran star system, it presence negates all of the opposing special abilities. It also can use Forcing the Initiative and Overrun Combat abilities in a scenario. If the unit is deployed in combat scenario outside of the Terran solar system, it loses its ability to negate an opposing forces special abilities. 
- By the Sword
- Omega (Short Story)
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 107 - "The 51st Shadow Division's unit brief".
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 125, "Shadow Divisions Status"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 143 "Rules" Annex - Special Rules for the 51st Shadow Division.