Chara Protectorate Militia
|Chara Protectorate Militia|
|Unit Profile (as of 3077)|
|Parent Formation||Word of Blake Protectorate Militia|
Pacifica was incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate during the early years of the Jihad, and the first attempt to liberate the world in September 3077 turned into a bloodbath for the attacking allied coalition forces. Faulty intelligence on the Chara system led to the Clan Wolf-in-Exile forces who made up the bulk of the assault force being savaged, with three allied WarShips included in the losses, victims of the functioning SDS network placed in the Chara system by the Blakists. The plan for attacking Chara was dependent on information from the intelligence operative known as "Damocles", but the information supplied to the allied coalition forces was either lacking or deliberately misiniformative. The coalition forces arrived in the system to discover that the Word of Blake had not only placed a functioning SDS network in the system, but that the network was equipped with nuclear weapons. The damage inflicted by the SDS was enough to destroy the flagship of Clan Wolf-in-Exile, the McKenna-class battleship CWS Werewolf, as well as the largest WarShip in service with the Lyran Alliance Armed Forces, the Mjolnir-class battlecruiser LAS Fylgia, and a Carrack-class transport, the NCS Perilous Vision, operated by Clan Nova Cat during the initial approach to Chara.
Despite the losses in space, the coalition forces managed to land Beta Galaxy of Clan Wolf-in-Exile on the surface of Chara. However, rather than facing just the anticipated two battalion Militia size units known to be stationed on Chara (elements from the Zosma Protectorate Militia Division and the Chara Protectorate Militia), the Clan forces found themselves also facing three line regiments from the former Free Worlds League - the 4th Free Worlds Legionnaires, the 13th Marik Militia and the Steel Guard. Beta Galaxy divided their forces in an attempt to fight against the much more numerous Blakist forces; the 16th Wolf Guards engaged the 4th Legionnaires and the 2nd Wolf Legion attacked the Steel Guard, while the remaining Clan Wolf-in-Exile forces concentrated on routing the Protectorate Militia forces. Despite inflicting heavy losses on the Blakist units, the Wolf-in-Exile forces simply couldn't hold against the overwhelming numbers, were ground down and forced to retreat. The Clan forces took significant losses, many of whom were not recovered; the highest-ranking casualty was Star Colonel Ranna Kerensky, slain by a hit to the cockpit of her 'Mech. Following the loss of their field commander, Beta Galaxy retreated in some haste, with Alexia Rhyde assuming temporary control of the galaxy as the task force retreated to Talitha to regroup and await reinforcements.
Cumberland's Missiliers was contracted to perform advance recon for the invasion force of Chara in the end of September 3077 after a prior disaster with a Clan Wolf-in-Exile force had been destroyed there. Once landed and after encountering the survivors (some regular infantry, a few Elemental Points and some MechWarriors), they started their recon work, using equipment they got from the mercenaries.
They engaged the Chara Protectorate Militia, who fought like hell and forced them to retreat. Fortunately for the mercenaries, the arrival of coalition forces would end up changing the battle, by the usage of naval bombardment to crush most of the militia.
While the bulk of the Word of Blake forces left Chara, a large portion of the Chara Protectorate Militia managed to escape into the wilderness while continuing to contest the advance of the coalition forces into the Myanmar Highlands and maintain control over the Scarlet Sea. Prompted by the Word of Blake ROM, the local Blakist forces used a natural disaster - a large earthquake which struck near the port city of Charon - to create a bastion from which the Protectorate forces could continue to operate. The recently deployed Chaffee Militia dispatched a relief column to Charon, but the Blakists, Grandin's Crusaders in disguise, intercepted and engaged the column, destroying it and the only major bridge connecting the coalition forces to Charon. The Word of Blake then endeared itself to the locals by flying in relief supplies on Karnovs and Planetlifters, securing their base of operations for the near future.
|Commanding Officers of the Chara 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: Final Reckoning, p. 57, "The Jihad in Review"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 48-49, "Chara Operational Report"
- Field Report: Clans, p. 16, "Fleet Assets"
- Total Chaos, p. 166-167, "CHARA"
- Total Chaos, pp. 173-174 "WOLVES FROM THE SLAUGHTER"
- Total Chaos, pp. 174-175 "CHARRED VICTORY"
- Total Chaos, pp. 176-177 "BRIDGE TO OBLIVION"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 61-62, "Chaos Eternal: Bridge To Oblivion"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"