Alpha Platoon

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Alpha Platoon
HW-Alpha Platoon.jpg

Active:

2531

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

Branch:

UNSC Marine Corps

Size:

28 Marines (12 Hellbringers)

Engagements:

Battle of the Etran Harborage

 
"This is Alpha Platoon, we've got hostile contacts! Lots of hostile contacts!"
— A Marine operator from Alpha Platoon calling for help.

Alpha Platoon was a part of the UNSC Marine contingent aboard the UNSC Spirit of Fire in 2531. It consisted of several infantry squads and an M850 Grizzly.[1]

During the Battle of the Etran Harborage, Alpha Platoon, along with Bravo Platoon and Charlie Platoon, was left on the planet's surface, trapped behind a region infested with Flood structures and biomass, when the UNSC Spirit of Fire was being pulled into the one of the many portals that connected the Shield World's surface to its interior. Under the leadership of Sergeant John Forge and Captain James Cutter, UNSC ground forces were able to destroy the Flood infestation between the three platoons and UNSC firebase, securing an escape path for Alpha Platoon. While the first two platoons returned to the UNSC Spirit of Fire through D77-TC Pelican extraction, the third platoon was forced to fight its way back to the firebase on foot. Regardless, all surviving Marines in Alpha Platoon returned to the UNSC Spirit of Fire.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Alpha Platoon is one of the three platoons players need to rescue in the Halo Wars campaign level Shield World. They can be saved in any order, and if Alpha Platoon is one of the first two platoons to be rescued, the player is rewarded with the Grizzly tank, which could not be made in the firebase's Vehicle Depot.[1]

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Halo Wars, campaign level Shield World