Posted by: TallestSpark
Posted by: nemesishunter7
You forgot the NOVA bomb in Ghosts of Onyx. Not sure how many Covenant ships were lost then.
I think it was only thirty or so ships correct? If I remember correctly I remember a small UNSC fleet defeating a small covenant fleet in space over Onyx, but then a larger Covenant fleet came and whiped out the remaining UNSC fleet. And then those new covenant ships were the ones that advanced onto Onyx, unless that was the fleet whiped out by the sentinels?
I do remember a group of sentinels that fought against the covenant either before or during that battle, or perhaps it was an earlier battle.The NOVA bomb was detonated on a Sangheili gathering inside a supercarrier. It blew up like half the fleet, which basically forced the 'leets to side with humanity to avoid being killed by the Brutes.
By the end of the war, however, the humans had nothing. Everything left was put to the Battle at the Ark, and you can see in Halo 3 that what they did have was a few frigates and destroyers, plus a few cruisers in orbit. By Halo 4 (about 4 years later) they had a few more ships on the Infinity (that frigate swarm in the beginning of Spartan Ops). Still, though, humanity was very weak.
Although we must consider the Covenant. They might have more ships, but they can't repair them or build more because they lack the knowledge. Humanity won, but at massive, massive cost.
[Edited on 12.29.2012 12:38 PM PST]