Siege of the Inner Colonies

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Massacre of the Outer Colonies

Concurrent:

Meridian, Arcadia (II), New Jerusalem, Installation 04, Installation 05

Next:

Installation 00

Siege of the Inner Colonies
Fall of Reach 1.jpgReach falls in 2552.

Conflict:

Human-Covenant War

Date:

June 1, 2536[1]-December 3, 2552[2]

Location:

Inner colonies, Orion Arm, Milky Way galaxy

Outcome:

Pyrrhic UNSC-Sangheili Victory

  • Discovery of Halo Array
  • Loss of a number of the inner colonies, including Reach
  • Billions of civilian and miltary casualties
Belligerents

Commanders

Strength

Casualties

Incredibly devastating losses

  • Hundreds of starships
  • Over 23 billion civilian and military casualties, billions of more during the Battle for Earth.

Moderate Sangheili casualties

Heavy losses

  • Hundreds of starships
  • Hundreds of thousands of infantry
 

The Siege of the Inner Colonies[1] was a series of engagements taking place in humanity's Inner colonies during Human-Covenant War.[3]

Background[edit]

Outer Colony slaughters[edit]

Main article: Massacre of the Outer Colonies
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Battle[edit]

From June 1st, 2536 onwards, the Covenant would press into the Inner Colonies.[1]

Eight years afterward, the Inner Colony of Miridem would fall to the Covenant.[4] This would eventually result in the capture of Catherine Halsey.[5]

Attacks in the Epsilon Eridani system[edit]

Main articles: Fall of Reach and Battle for Tribute

On July 23, 2252, the Fleet of Valiant Prudence deployed Sangheili Zealots to disable the Visegrád Relay, effectively cutting Reach off from the UNSC.[6]

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Fighting in the Sol System[edit]

Main articles: Battle of Mare Erythraeum and Battle for Earth
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Aftermath[edit]

The Lesser Ark[edit]

Main article: Battle of Installation 00

The joint UNSC and Sangheili forces were deployed to the Ark after discovering the portal.[7]

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Timeline[edit]

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2544[edit]

2545[edit]

2547[edit]

2552[edit]

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