Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn: Flag

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Flag is a short promotional piece for the Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn webseries. It depicts two cadets at the Corbulo Academy of Military Science as they discuss their Capture the Flag training. It was released on September 7, 2012 on Halo Waypoint[1] and on YouTube by MachinimaPrime.[2] Like the Cryo trailer, the two featured cadets are Junjie Chen and Dimah Tchakova.


Scene opens to Junjie Chen and Dimah Tchakova panting and leaning against a wall. Both are looking back as if they were hiding.

  • Junjie Chen: "I think we're safe."

Tchakova turns to look at him.

  • Dimah Tchakova: "You ever play this back home?"

Chen nods and smiles.

  • Junjie Chen: "Yeah. Used to play in the woods behind our houses in the summer."

Cuts to several shots of a serene forest under a bright sunlight. Birds are heard chirping.

  • Junjie Chen (voiceover): "Had games with the neighborhood kids. We'd meet up after dinner..."

Cuts back to Chen and Tchakova.

  • Junjie Chen: "...we'd split up into teams and set up our bases."

Cuts back to the forest.

  • Junjie Chen (voiceover): "Once we found a good spot to plant our flag, we'd go searching for the other team."

Cuts to a running cadet's boots, then to the forest.

  • Junjie Chen (voiceover): "We'd try to track 'em. Looking for footprints, torn mots, broken branches."

Cuts back to Chen.

  • Junjie Chen: "I remember listening for a twig snap."

Cuts back to the forest, then to a cadet running through the forest behind some trees.

  • Junjie Chen (voiceover): "And breath."

Cuts back to Chen.

  • Junjie Chen: "Felt like I was hunting them."
  • Voice (COM): "Second squad, red flag located."

The duo puts on their battle uniform helmets and readies their assault rifles.

  • Voice (COM): "Grid B-7. One minute until RV. On my mark."

Cuts to Junjie Chen and Tchakova standing behind a wall."

  • Voice (COM): "Three... two..."
  • Dimah Tchakova: "You ready?"
  • Voice (COM): "One..."
  • Junjie Chen: "Let's go get that flag."

The duo moves.

  • Voice (COM): "Mark."

Cuts back to the forest, the scene pans towards a group of blurred words printed on a mirrored wall reflecting the surrounding forest. The words focus and read:


Cuts to black.