Battle of Leonis Minoris

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Battle of Leonis Minoris

Conflict:

Human-Covenant War

Date:

2537

Location:

Leonis Minoris system

Outcome:

Pyrrhic UNSC victory

  • Two human colonies glassed
Belligerents

UNSC

Covenant

Commanders

Preston Cole

Unknown

Strength

Unknown

Unknown

Casualties
  • 10 vessels
  • Heavy civilian casualties

All forces

 

The Battle of Leonis Minoris was a battle of the Human-Covenant War.[1]

The battle[edit]

In 2537, the Covenant discovered the human presence in the Leonis Minoris system, and proceeded to wipe out two of the three colonies there. The UNSC rushed to the system's defense with a large force of starships, and won the battle, but at a cost: ten ships were lost in battle against the technologically-superior Covenant, and Admiral Cole was forced to allow the Covenant to destroy two colonies in order to protect the third one.

Aftermath[edit]

Although the UNSC Navy considered the loss of ten vessels to be relatively minor, the Covenant succeeded in eradicating two of the three colonies in the system, and the loss weighed heavily on Cole's conscience.

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Halo: Evolutions, "The Impossible Life and The Possible Death of Preston J. Cole", page 470