John Forge's Warthog

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John Forge's Warthog
HW2 Blitz Forge's Warthog.png
Production information


AMG Transport Dynamics

Product line:




Technical specifications


6 metres (20 ft)[1]


2-3 meters


Approx: 3.5 tons


M68 Gauss cannon (1)


  • 1 driver
  • 1 gunner
  • 1 passenger

In service:

Human-Covenant War


John Forge


Sergeant John Forge operated a personally customised Warthog.[2]

Design details[edit]

Forge's Warthog is a specially customised M12G1 Gauss Warthog, kept out of motor pool circulation on the UNSC Spirit of Fire and the hands of other marines and subject to long hours of customisation and tweaking.

Sergeant Forge customised the Gauss Warthog with turbochargers, roll bars, a defensive aura of nanobots to repair the vehicle, energy shielding[3], and modifications to the primary M68 Gauss cannon to allow it to fire an Anvil round. This turret can also be overcharged for increased power.[2] The vehicle also has armoured doors to protect the driver and gunner and heavier armour plating visually reminiscent of the Armored Warthog created by Isabel.[3]

Forge's Warthog also has an MQ-96 Support Drone.[3]

Operational history[edit]

During the Harvest campaign and Battle for Arcadia in 2531, John Forge would often deploy in a Gauss Warthog, though it is unknown if this Warthog was the one he customised in particular.[note 1] Forge used this Warthog for fast harassment of enemy troops, and kept it out of the hands of other soldiers on the Spirit of Fire.[2]


Forge's Warthog is a hero unit available to players playing as Sergeant Forge in the multiplayer of Halo Wars 2.

  • Info: Improved Warthog, Unique to Forge
  • Tier: 1
  • Cost: Population 0, Supplies 350, Power 275
  • Forge's Warthog upgrade: Anvil Round
    • Info: Fires an EMP round, Slows enemy vehicles
    • Tier: 1
    • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 325
  • Forge's Warthog upgrade: Defensive Aura
    • Info: Improved Nanobots, Increase nearby allies speed
    • Tier: 2
    • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 550
  • Forge's Warthog upgrade: Gauss Overcharge
    • Info: Upgraded Anvil Round ability
    • Tier: 3
    • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 650

Forge's Warthog comes equipped with energy shielding. Because Forge's Warthog is a hero unit there can only be one per player. In Blitz Forge's Warthog costs 220 energy and comes with the Rally ability to increase damage for nearby friendly units. Prior to upgrades the Warthog is effective against infantry and performs adequately against vehicles, aircraft, and structures. Once the Gauss Overcharge upgrade has been researched the Warthog will perform well against vehicles. Unlike in the original Halo Wars, Forge does not emerge from his Warthog when the vehicle is destroyed.


List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ In the campaign of Halo Wars, Forge is often seen in a Gauss Warthog identical to other Gauss Warthogs in the game. Forge having a customised vehicle was introduced in Halo Wars 2, so it is unclear if the vehicle he employed in the first game is intended to be the custom vehicle described in the Phoenix Logs.


  1. ^ Halo Encyclopedia, page 240
  2. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - John Forge's Warthog
  3. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2 - In-game unit