3rd Bryant Protectorate Militia Division

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3rd Bryant Protectorate Militia Division
Unit Profile (as of 3076)
Nickname
Parent Formation Protectorate Militia
Formed Jihad
Disbanded 3076

Unit Description[edit]

The 3rd Bryant Protectorate Militia Division was one of many Protectorate Militia Divisions to be raised by the Word of Blake during the Jihad to bolster the defenses of the Word of Blake Protectorate without adding undue strain to their supply lines of high-technology equipment. The 3rd Bryant was raised from the population of Bryant and focused on the protection of that same world; in common with the other Protectorate Militia Divisions, the 3rd Bryant would have drawn on local feelings of patriotism, something the Word used to build a reliable defensive line. As a local militia formation the 3rd Bryant would have lacked special weapons or directives.[1]

This unit was raised after 3075, as at that time only the 1st Bryant Protectorate Militia Division and the 2nd Bryant Protectorate Militia Division had been raised.[2]

History[edit]

The 3rd Bryant was unusual, in that it was one of the few Protectorate Militia Divisions to be moved from its homeworld and deployed in an offensive action by the Word of Blake. In the case of the 3rd Bryant, this involved being deployed in a Blakist counteroffensive on Dyev against forces from Clan Ghost Bear. The other forces who joined the 3rd Bryant on Dyev were the 28th and 32nd Militia Divisions augmented by the 1st Lipton, 2nd New Earth and 1st Zosma Protectorate Militia Divisions.

It was reported by Word of Blake media outlets that after landing around Trogport and the planetary capital, Novaya Mensk, the 28th, Bryant and Lipton Division forces used mine tunnels connecting to the Tupik chasm to hold off forces from the Ghost Bear Alpha and Omega Galaxies. [3]

Destruction[edit]

Both the 28th and 32nd Militia Divisions are known to have been destroyed on Dyev in 3076, so it is therefore very likely that the less well-equipped 3rd Bryant was also destroyed in the same military action.[4]

Officers[edit]

Rank Name Command
Commanding Officers of the 3rd Bryant Protectorate Militia Division

Tactics[edit]

Unknown.

Composition History[edit]

In common with the other Protectorate Militia Divisions, the 3rd Bryant would have been equipped with enough DropShip capacity for transportation, but not JumpShips.[5]

Rules[edit]

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.[6]

Reference[edit]

  1. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 127, "Protectorate Militias"
  2. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "protectorate militia deployment
  3. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 18, "A Time Of Cleansing"
  4. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 126, "Word Of Blake Militia"
  5. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103
  6. Jihad Secrets: The Blake Documents, p. 103, "Rules Annex"


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