Battle of Alpha Aurigae

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Battle of Alpha Aurigae
Battle of Alpha Aurigae

Conflict:

Human-Covenant War

Date:

October 21, 2526

Location:

Origami Asteroid Field, Alpha Aurigae System

Outcome:

Pyrrhic UNSC victory

Belligerents

UNSC

Covenant

Commanders

Admiral Preston Cole

Unknown Covenant Fleet Master

Strength

117[1] UNSC Warships

12 Warships

Casualties

37 Warships

12 Warships

 

The Battle of Alpha Aurigae was a major battle in the early years of the Human-Covenant War. The human fleet, consisting of 117 ships under the command of Admiral Preston Cole,[1] engaged twelve Covenant warships, destroying the enemy force but losing a total of thirty-seven ships in the process.[2] It was one of the rare naval victories for the UNSC.

Trivia[edit]

The short story The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole clearly states that Cole had one hundred seventeen ships under his command, though Halo Wars: Genesis states he had 107. The number provided in the short story is an obvious reference to John-117.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Halo: Evolutions - Essential Tales of the Halo Universe, "The Impossible Life and the Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 470
  2. ^ Halo Wars: Genesis