The Far Reach Militia is one of the main factions in the Chimera Company Universe. I showed a sketch of Militia Trooper Lily Hjon in the last Bulletin. Today I want to share a little more about the Militia, including a hint of how they fit into the wider Human Legion Universe, along with more marvelous artwork from Vincent Sammy. I hope you enjoy it.
It looks like at least a couple of weeks until the first Chimera Company story is published (in an anthology which I'll announce as soon as I get the go ahead). Until then, if you want to check out some other authors, go take a look at the Lethal Weapons: Star Warriors promotion on Prolific Works. There's a double Hugo and Nebula award winner among the authors. Cool :-) https://claims.prolificworks.com/gg/hNyuiMPRLwUTLvpqX73o
The Far Reach Militia
Battle Cry: "Liberty or Death!"
Mission: To protect the Federation against its internal enemies and provide system defense to aid the Legion's mobile reserve against external threats.
Status: Although some Militia officers rise from the ranks, most use money and influence to purchase their commissions and expect to turn a good profit. By contrast, the ranks are frequently the scrapings of the penal and welfare systems. Every year, federal and planetary budgets divert credits from the Legion to the Militia as the latter's allies increasingly dominate the political sphere other than the presidency, which is still controlled by their arch-rivals: the Legion. Despite this, many rank-and-file Militia troopers serve with pride and honor. Maybe the Militia isn't perfect, but the life they knew before was even worse.
Origins: Birthed in a schism that shook the ancient Human Legion during the Orion Era, the early Militia emphasized its power as coming from the consent of the citizenry, setting itself up as a counterweight to what it perceived as the dictatorial tendencies of the Legion. Its resulting nickname of the "People's Army" is now used ironically by all walks of Far Reach society, but especially by the Legion which loves to drive home that, unlike the Militia, every member of the Legion from raw recruit to the First General receives the same pay.
Chimera Company won’t launch publicly until early 2019, but you can read and review earlier (not quite yet, though), get involved and hang out in the Facebook Group I created last week. You can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/256125978389285/
Take care and enjoy your reading. I hope to see you soon at the Facebook group.