Fletcher Protectorate Militia
|Fletcher Protectorate Militia Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 3076)|
|Parent Formation||Word of Blake Protectorate Militia|
The Fletcher Protectorate Militia Division is one of the many militias raised by Word of Blake to defend the Word of Blake Protectorate. The unit was deployed in Fletcher. As of 3075 it was the only unit raised from this planet.
When new intelligence in late 3076 reported the Ghost Bear Dominion's latest military forays would focus on Dieron, Protectorate officials augmented the planet’s defenses. Then in early 3077 additional reinforcements in the form of five Protectorate Militias and two frontline divisions brought a level of military force previously unheard of in Dieron's history: a staggering twenty-two Level III formations and heavy orbital support. The exact WoB forces numbered Second Division, Third Division, Eighth Division, Fourteenth Division, Nineteenth Division, Twenty-third Division, and five Protectorate Militia (Liberty, Fletcher, Acamar, Asta, Milton) which were moved from their planets in the Protectorate as a surprise to the invasion forces.
When Clan Ghost Bear forces along with units from the Draconis Combine arrived, they were to get a nasty surprise. Once they passed the heavy system blockage, they started to fight WoB commands with fury.
When Clan Ghost Bear Beta Galaxy under command from Loremaster Laurie Tseng grounded near Olivet, Precentor Stahl ordered the Fletcher Protectorate Militia to defend the city. The unit held out for five days, using the rugged Chiloe Pass to their advantage while the Blakist support services evacuated as many civilians from Olivet as possible. Despite some much-needed bolstering by the Twenty-third, the combined might of Beta Galaxy with some DropShip support finally overran the defenders, and Beta flooded into the valley, capturing the nearly empty city within a day.
By the end of the campaign nearly ninety percent of the Blakist occupying force had been wiped out, so this command was shattered as an effective unit.
|Commanding Officers of Fletcher 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
- Total Chaos, pp. 56-60 "DIERON"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"