1st Milton Protectorate Militia
|1st Milton Protectorate Militia Division|
|Unit Profile (as of 3075)|
|Parent Formation||Word of Blake Protectorate Militia|
The 1st Milton 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 Milton. As of 3075, there were two units raised from this planet, the 1st and the 2nd.
Following the invasion of the Free Worlds League by the Skye and Bolan Provinces of the Lyran Alliance in what was termed Operation ÜBERSCHATTEN, Marshall Jeremy Brett took command of the local FWLM and launched a counteroffensive, under the name Operation BROKEN FIST. BROKEN FIST went beyond simply attempting to recapture worlds that the Lyrans had seized, as it struck into Lyran space at numerous worlds. Milton was one of the worlds hit and was captured by the League on the 1st of September, 3068. The planet was subsequently incorporated into the Word of Blake Protectorate.
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.
The Protectorate Militias from Acamar, Asta, and Milton kept their infantry regiments in their home planets.
During the three-month assault, once Fortress Dieron main gate fell apart, the Blakists waged a scorched-earth campaign on the rest of the planet. Military manufacturing centers became frequent targets of sabotage, with critical Star League-era components destroyed and several complexes seeded with toxic waste or heavy radiation. The Word did avoid a large amount of collateral damage to civilian industries and interests during this campaign, however. Most non-critical infrastructure and services damage occurred from the intense and savage combat waged in and through civilian sectors as Omega and Rho Galaxies pursued the Liberty, Acamar, and Milton Protectorate Militias.
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.
The world was liberated by troops fighting on the Lyran front of Operation SCOUR in January 3078 that shattered the infantry elements of the 1st Milton Protectorate Militia Division and the 2nd Milton Protectorate Militia Division.
|Commanding Officers of the 1st Milton 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. 45, "The Jihad In Review"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 58, "The Jihad in Review"
- Jihad Turning Points: Dieron, p. 8 "Protectorate Militia [Word of Blake] (March 3077)"
- Total Chaos, pp. 56-60 "DIERON"
- Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"