1st Addicks Protectorate Militia

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Addicks Protectorate Militia
Unit Profile (as of 3075)
Nickname
Parent Formation Word of Blake Protectorate Militia
Formed
Disbanded 3077

Unit Brief

The Addicks Protectorate Militia is one of the many militias raised by Word of Blake to defend the Word of Blake Protectorate. The unit was deployed in Addicks. As of 3075 there were two unit raised from this planet, the other one being the 2nd Addicks Protectorate Militia.[1]

History

As Addicks did not willingly join the Protectorate, it quicky developed a strong, anti-Blakist underground operation, centered around the core of survivors of the Addicks Draconis March Militia that started striking at Blakist targets and their supporters. Precentor Hawley Shay tried cracking down on the resistance, only to cause a backlash against the Protectorate.

When his field commanders failed to crack the resistance, Shay met several of his commanders face to face, and in order to keep the resistance off-balance, Shay traveled to each location by air, sea and rail.

On the 13 April 3075 was able to capture one of the Mechwarriors that belonged to the precentor's personal escort. The information they got from him prepared the resistance for their next action. On the 17 June 3075, while Precentor Shy was returning to Saint Randall, his train was attacked in Cassim Plains by forces of the Addicks resistance force. The resistance lost five 'Mechs and vehicles while destroying four of the six escorts. The rebels had destroyed part of the rail line to prevent the train from escaping, and caused the train to derail, destroying it. But Shay escaped. At the last rail station, he had switched to a VTOL and escaped the attack.

Four months later, on the 22 October 3075, the Precentor was killed after that attack an unknown sniper got him with a difficult shot while he was visiting the Johnston Industries factory on planet. The resistance has denied they were the ones behind it.[2]

Addicks was liberated by April 3077, by troops fighting as a part of Group IV of the Federated Suns front of Operation SCOUR, led by Khan Phelan Kell of Clan Wolf in Exile. Addicks was one of four planets which made up the first wave of the Federated Suns campaign,[3] and the campaign to liberate Addicks was actually brought forward by a month due to the success the 12th Vegan Rangers had during their recon raid on Addicks in early 3077, where the Rangers nearly routed the Blakist defenders on their own.[4]

Officers

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 1st Addicks Protectorate Militia
Precentor Hawley Shay 3075[2]

Tactics

Unknown.

Composition History

Unknown.

Rules

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.[5]

Reference

  1. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "protectorate militia deployment
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Third Time - 3:10 to Saint Randall
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 36, "First Wave Complete"
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 36, "S.O.S."
  5. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"

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