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"Shall we let the Flood consume our holy city? Turn High Charity into another of their wretched hives? No enemy has ever withstood our might. The Flood, too, shall fail."
-Prophet of Truth.
Posted by: Grunt Warchief
Posted by: TallestSpark
The more I think about it the more I start to tell myself that the UNSC, and not the Covenant, won the war in space in the end.
Yes I know it took three or four UNSC ships to destroy one Covenant ship, but overall I still think the UNSC had many major wins. The Unyielding Elephant, destruction of High Charity, the gas planet Admiral Cole nuked to cook the Covenant fleet in orbit, etc.... I really can't remember a time when the UNSC lost at least 150 ships or more in a single battle....
So overall, even though the Covenant won almost every engagement, when you add in Unyielding Elephant(500+ ships), High Charity (1000+ ships) and the fleet destroyed near the gas planet (300 ships) it looks like the covies lost a lot more in space than Humanity did.
The only thing the humans won was to not be totally destroyed. The humans were about to loose and just because the focus was shifted to another enemy and the Covenant split in half it doesnt mean that they suddenly came out on stop in any sort of way.
And how many fleets did the Covenant have in total? Cause im pretty sure loosing a few almost totally wasnt a big dent at all. Even with the forces split in half im sure that each side isnt just made up of a handful of fleet.
I did a quick look in Halopedia and they have 18 known fleets. Anyone got more info on other fleets or the total number of fleets? BTW, the Arbiter's fleet from Halo CE had 300 ships and lost 6 during that battle. So yeah.... the Covenant is waaaaay on top when it comes to ship presence.
Most of the Covenant's fleet was orbiting High Charity, and most of the ships were obliterated. HOWEVER, I did read somewhere that a couple hundred Sanghelie ships actually stayed behind to quarantine High Charity, but the last ship managed to break through, the one that landed right on Voi.
But the question is, where is this fleet now? The Thursday War takes us to Sanghelios, yet it never mentions a big fleet. If anything, the situation in Sanghelios is worse than on Earth.... as seen in the book. Sanghelie don't know how to build food or repair things, and thanks to Travis Sanghelios only has a couple cruisers. What happened to Arbiters fleet, I have no idea. Perhaps Jul somehow took over them since in Halo 4 and Spartan Ops he seems to have a never ending supply of cruisers.
Also where did you get that number from? Cortana says right at the end of CE that there is nothing left, and that the ENTIRE Covenant armada was obliterated.