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Battle of Earth

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Operation: TACK HAMMER

Battle of Ares IV
Conflict:
  • Human-Covenant War
  • Great Schism
Date:

21 October, 2552 - 4 December, 2552

Place:

Ares IV, Gamma Arietis star system

Outcome:

Combined UNSC victory, destruction of Ares IV

Combatants

United Nations Space Command

Covenant Empire

Forerunner Labyrinth Constructs

The Flood

Commanders

Colonel Verdani Forrester

  • Sangheili
    • Supreme Commander Zuro Dun 'Xoramee
    • Field Master Tulo 'Kotarqee
    • Ultra Qur'a 'Morhekee
  • Covenant
    • Minister of Acquisition
    • Chieftain Erebus

Gravemind

Strength
  • 506th ODST Force Reconnaissance Battalion
  • 427th Marine Rifle Regiment

43rd Naval Air Group

  • Sangheili
    • Bringer of Holy Light
    • Kr'Rana Legion
    • R'runu Warrior Creche
  • Covenant
    • Thetis Jiralhanae Tribe
    • Yangon Unggoy Tribe

Thousands of Constructor, Sentinel, Protector, Guardian and Enforcer multirole constructs

Millions of Flood forms, accumulated biomass, assimilated Covenant and human forces

Casualties

In the hundreds

In the thousands (friendly fire incidents)

Total

Near-total


History

Prelude

Arrival

Entrenchment

Fight for Tenochtitlan

Unlikely Alliance

Aftermath

Participants

Remarks

Gallery

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