10th Marik Militia

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Tenth Marik Militia
Disbanded c. 3080 [1]
Nickname The Hammers
Affiliation Free Worlds League
Parent Command Marik Militia



The Marik Militia brigade was formed in the early twenty-third century as the primary offensive and defensive brigade of the newly-formed Free Worlds League and mustered nineteen regiments in strength when the Star League Council issued the Council Edict of 2650.[2] The Marik Militia then expanded to twenty-eight regiments in strength[2] between 2755 and 2760[3] following the repeal of the Council Edict of 2650.[2]

Star League Era[edit]

Like the other regiments of the brigade, the Tenth was dedicated to serving and defending the people of the League, rather than serving the Captain-General, a distinction that separated the Militia from other federal formations such as the Atrean Dragoons and Free Worlds Guards.[2]

The Tenth remained a popular unit with both the commoners within the Free Worlds League and the peerage because of their public dedication to the people of the League, and like the other regiments of the Militia often acted as training grounds for troops across the League. A significant number of the personnel who would serve in other more prestigious federal units and various provincial forces within the League would actually begin their careers in the Tenth or another of the Marik Militia regiments.[2]

During the Star League era the Tenth was one of the most prominent regiments within the Militia; typically operating as shock troops, the Tenth used a wide range of BattleMechs.[2]

Third Succession War[edit]

In 3020 the Tenth fought Lyran forces on Callison, supporting several lances of Locusts in the fighting on the city of Rolso, playing havoc with the infantry in the nearby buildings.[4]

Anton's Revolt[edit]

In 3014 the Tenth Marik Militia supported Janos Marik during Anton Marik's revolt. For most of that conflict they were based on Thermopolis.[5] Typically the 10th Marik Militia was equipped with heavy and assault units, with several light companies added to provide some quick strike ability.[6]

Andurien Secession[edit]

The Tenth attacked Xanthe III in 3037 as part of the Andurien War.[7] Alongside the 15th Marik Militia they faced the 3rd Defenders of Andurien and the 5th Defenders of Andurien. The Fifth Defenders hit the 15th Marik Militia and destroyed their command cohesion. At this time the Tenth's commander, Samuel Garibaldi took command of all FWLM forces on the world and led them out to a fortified area. Unfortunately the Tenth lost two-thirds of their 'Mechs in that effort.[8] Fortunately, they didn't lose the MechWarriors and this allowed them to rebuild quickly.[6] They took part in the final battle on Andurien from September 3039 until completion.[9]

Clan Invasion[edit]

During the Clan Invasion they were known as the Hammers and the Tenth remained a very skilled unit. The LCCC regarded them as the equal of the 1st Marik Militia and 6th Marik Militia.[10] Prior to the start of the Jihad, they were based on Bernardo.[11]

Operation Guerrero[edit]

During Operation GUERRERO the Tenth's commander Colonel Cindy Myer led the FWLM assault on Van Dieman IV. The battle was a hard-fought one with the planet contested until Victor Steiner-Davion ceded the world at the war's end.[6] [12]

Jihad and transformation into a new force[edit]

When the Free Worlds League shattered, the Tenth initially obeyed the orders given to them by Corinne Marik, leader of the Marik Commonwealth. She sent them to the Rim Commonality in 3077 to forcibly integrate that small political union into the Commonwealth. On the way to their new station, however, the Tenth received a plea for assistance from Kendall. The Kendalls reported that the Marian Hegemony had attacked and driven the Bad Dream mercenary unit offworld. The Tenth, led by Force Commander Yoshio Kawamura, deposed their leader in a bloodless coup and chose to defend their former countrymen rather than wage war upon them. In the subsequent action against the pirates the Tenth began its new life as a unit devoted to protecting the denizens of their sundered nation.[13] [1]

As of 3079, the Tenth positioned one 'Mech battalion apiece of the regiment on Kendall, Lahti, and Hednesford to dissuade Marian aggression.[13]

Bereft of government support and with unit members leaving for their home provinces, the Tenth began to waste away. Kawamura saved the unit in spirit if not in name by merging his troops with other like-minded and similarly hard-hit commands to form the First Marik Protectors.[1]


Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 10th Marik Militia
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Garibaldi 3024 - 3037[14]
Colonel Symington Beauregard Lee 3050[15]
Colonel Cindy Meyer 3057 - 3067[6][16]
Colonel Yoshio Kawamura 3077 - c.3080[1]


Star League Era[edit]

Each company of the Tenth had a specialized role, bar the ninth company, which operated as a catch-all company for whatever role was needed.[2]

Clan Invasion Era[edit]

The Tenth Marik Militia was usually used as a shock troop unit, but they were skilled at adjusting their tactics to the behavior of their enemies. For example in one case they used the Case Red Assault Battalion to strike Capellan lines head on, but a few years later they used light 'Mechs to string out and destroy slow moving Lyran forces in a city.[6]

Composition History[edit]


Tenth Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[2]

- At this point in time the Tenth was stationed on Eleusis.[2]

2786 - 2821[edit]

Tenth Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable)[17]

- At this point in time the Tenth was a medium-weight regiment operating at full strength and based on Eleusis.[17]In 2821 the unit was operating at just below half-strength.[17]


10th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [18]

Note: At this point in time the heavy-weight unit was stationed on Eleusis with an operational readiness of 109 percent. [18]


10th Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Fanatical) [18]

Note: At this point in time the medium-weight unit was stationed on Eleusis with an operational readiness of 53 percent. [18]


Tenth Marik Militia (Veteran/Reliable)[19]

  • CO: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Garibaldi


10th* Marik Militia(Regiment\Veteran\Reliable)[20]

Note: At this point in time the command was stationed on Bernardo. [20]


Tenth Marik Militia (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[15]

  • CO: Colonel Symnington Beauregard Lee [15]
Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Bernardo. [15]


Tenth Marik Militia (Regiment/Veteran/Reliable)[6]

- Two battalions of the 10th use brand new BattleMechs

10 Militia Aerospace (Wing/Regular/Reliable)[6]

3rd Ibstock Armored Regiment (Regiment/Green/Reliable)[6]

7th Marik Irregulars (Regiment/Regular/ Reliable)[6]


Tenth Marik Militia (Regiment/Regular/Reliable) [21]

Note: At this point in time the unit was stationed on Lahti, Hednesford and Kendall.[21] After the Jihad the Tenth was at three-quarters of its strength.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Spotlight On: First Marik Protectors, p. 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Field Report 2765: FWLM, p. 10, "Marik Militia"
  3. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 90, "Marik Militia"
  4. Technical Readout: 3025, p. 8
  5. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 33
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 60, "10th Marik Militia Unit Profile"
  7. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 74
  8. Historical: Brush Wars, p. 74
  9. Historical: Brush Wars, pp. 81-82: "The Next Step"
  10. Field Manual: Updates, p. 148
  11. Field Manual: Updates, p. 160
  12. Shattered Sphere, p. 74
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Field Report: FWLM, p. 15
  14. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 53
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 20 Year Update, p. 56, "FWLM Deployment Table"
  16. Field Manual: Updates, p. 149
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 First Succession War, p. 138, "Free Worlds League Military (FWLM)"
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Second Succession War, p. 98
  19. House Marik (The Free Worlds League), p. 108, "FWL Deployment Table"
  20. 20.0 20.1 Historical: Brush Wars, p.86
  21. 21.0 21.1 Field Report: FWLM , p. 15