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Battle of Mare Erythraeum

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Battle of Mare Erythraeum
The Fleet of Furious Redemption over Mars.

Conflict:

Date:

c. before November 16, 2552[Note 1]

Location:

Mare Erythraeum, Mars, Sol system

Outcome:

Covenant victory

Details
Belligerents

The HCW-era UNSC icon United Nations Space Command

The Fleet Battles/Halo 5: Guardians Covenant Icon made in the style of HN. Covenant

Commanders

COL James Ackerson[2]

Shipmaster Lepidus[2] (post-Great Schism)

Strength

UNSC Army forces[2]

1+ Covenant fleet

Casualties

Unknown - presumably heavy[1]

Unknown

 

The Battle of Mare Erythraeum was an engagement of the Human-Covenant War in late 2552 where UNSC Army forces led by Colonel James Ackerson fought the Covenant on Mare Erythraeum on the surface of Mars. It occurred simultaneously with the Covenant's prolonged invasion of Earth and resulted in a Covenant victory. After the UNSC's eventual defeat on Mars, the Covenant began to concentrate more of their forces on Earth,[1] although Ackerson's work in this battle helped buy UNSC ground forces on Earth precious time.[3] During or after the engagement, Colonel Ackerson was taken prisoner and taken aboard the CCS-class battlecruiser Triumphant Declaration.[2]

Although the Martian defense forces were eventually crushed, they are credited for delaying Covenant forces from pressing their siege on Earth.[4]

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  1. ^ See here

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