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    HALO REACH XBOX 360
    LEGENDARY SOLO-A TACTICAL GUIDE
    
    Authored by gelgel88
    
    
    
    Hello fellow grunts !
    This is a battlefield survival guide. It is written for us ordinary grunts who
    are constantly outgunned, outnumbered, out of ammos and down on luck. In this
    guide I shall assume that most of you have played through the Campaign at least
    once. I am not going to give a blow by blow battlefield account but rather a
    tactical guide of what I consider the more sticky situations in order to
    survive.
    
    General Tactical Considerations
    
    1. Long range combat is the key. If you can, always carry 2 weapons with ranged
    capability. Melee only when you are in dire straits. Remember, it takes 2 hits
    to kill an Elite, except those jetpack Rangers, even with the Energy Sword.
    
    2. Weapons
    Needle Rifle- the most useful.
    DMR- a close second. Ammos are more plentiful as it is UNSC.
    Sniper Rifle- most powerful ranged weapon. Ammos are scarce. Use only on Elites
    if possible.
    M6G- a life saver. You will be amazed how many enemies you can kill at extreme
    range, even Elites too !
    Focus Rifle- weak. Require a long press on the trigger to kill even Grunts.
    
    Heavy weapons are slow. You will simply waste ammos trying to kill Elites with
    them unless it is at point blank range.
    
    3. Use your partner. They may be lousy shots but they are good for distracting
    your enemies. If possible, try to flank your enemies. You may have to goad your
    partner into fighting, so keep moving forwards, soldiers.
    
    4. Armor. Drop Shield. Period.
    
    Enough talks, ladies. NOW MOVE OUT !!
    
    
    Noble Actual and Winter Contingency
    Not much to be said about these two missions as they are a taste of what
    legendary is about. There are DMRs present in both, so practice your headshots
    skill.
    
    
    Mission 3 : Oni:Sword Base
    You start the mission with a DMR, so snipe away at those Grunts. Be aware that
    after a while, Jackals will come down the left gangway and they can take down
    your shield and life real fast. After their retreat, follow them up the
    gangway, using the slope as cover and kill all the Grunts and Jackals that are
    there. After a while, a second, more dangerous wave will arrive. Now go all
    the way to the back where there is a large window like structure. Position
    yourself so that you can just see the head of those Elites. Because you are
    close, those Elites will stay still and try to shoot you but can only hit the
    ledge. None of them have the presence of mind to come up the gangway but will
    always stay at ground level. And because you are so far forward, Kat will not
    hang back. This will actually be a very short fire fight.
    
    The rest should not be a problem until you drive your Warthog to the AA gun.
    Just remember to replenish your DMR ammos before you leave. The resident
    opposition should not be a problem as the two squad leaders are armed with
    plasma rifles only. Stay clear of that dude on the roof. After they are all
    dead, Kat will say that you need to activate the AA gun now. Hang back a bit
    as a second, quite dangerous wave will arrive. There are 2 Elites with
    Concussion Rifles and 2 Ghosts. The building where you need to activate the
    AA gun has a straight driveway on the ground floor. Use the building as cover
    and simply drive your Warthog back and for. Your gunner will eventually kill
    everybody.
    
    Now it is time to deal with the really pissed dude up on the roof. If you go
    up the stairs, you will die. If you snipe from too far away, he will go into
    cover once his shield is down and it is so much wasted ammos. A good place to
    do it will be the pill box structure next to the AA Gun with some Armor
    inside. But don't go inside yourself! Stay outside, behind the building and
    snipe him dead.
    
    Collect those Concussion Rifles because you will need them shortly. There
    are DMR ammos inside the objective building to stock up your supply. As you
    drive round the corner, there are two Ghosts and some Elites waiting for you.
    The Ghost's gun will out-range yours so that by the time you come to grip with
    it, half of your shield will be gone. It is possible to drive back round the
    corner, wait for your shield to recharge, keep repeating until the Ghost is
    dead. But it is a pain in the backside. I would suggest that you drive about
    two third up the road, hop out and tackle it with your Concussion Rifle. The
    Concussion Rifle is a rapid fire weapon and the Ghost is pretty weak, it
    should be quite easy. The second Ghost will arrive after the first one is
    dead to suffer the same fate. Back into the Warthog, kill all the rest of
    them.
    
    You arrive at your second objective and a bunch of Tangoes will rush out.
    These should present no problem. Just use the curvature of the road as cover
    and perhaps use your vehicle to ram them. Just be aware that there is a
    Revenant present but ignore it for the time being. The rest is simply sniping
    exercise. Remember to collect as much of the Needler Rifle ammos as possible
    for the later part of the mission.
    
    Back at Oni Sword Base and another round of sniping. The only thing worth
    mentioning is the two Hunters. Hug the central pillar where the Shotgun rack
    is. Use your radar to locate where the Hunters are. Peep out occasionally to
    take out those Grunts. Throw some grenades to make yourself useful. When the
    Hunters are near with their backs towards you, blast them with your shotgun.
    Don't waste your long range ammos.
    
    I won't bore you with the rest of the mission as it plays the same on all
    difficulties.
    
    
    Mission 4 : Nightfall
    Nightfall is in fact a fun mission. You start the mission with plenty of Sniper
    Rifle and M6G ammos. On top of that, you can obtain Active Camouflage. Right
    at the start of the mission where you are given a strong hint about
    assassination, if you look down at the campsite, it is there. Obtain that and
    you can walk right to the last part of the mission if you choose to do so. But
    why miss all the fun!
    
    After that campsite you are in for some serious sniping. Use M6G for the Grunts
    and reserve the Sniper Rifle for the Elites. When you weed them down to just a
    lone Elite, may be you can try an assassination but make sure you have the
    checkpoint first! You will also get a chance with the Focus Rifle but if you
    still have plenty of M6G ammos left, I would advice keeping the Magnum.
    
    The next part is simple enough but with good opportunity for assassinations.
    Get rid of the Grunts and Jackals first as they will hinder you. There is a
    Plasma Canon here which is quite useful against the two huge Mules in your
    travel. After you kill those two, you can safely drop that Canon as it is
    rather useless in the next battle.
    
    In the area with the militia, you can stay to fight or you can walk. If you
    choose to fight, use the rooftop. Your enemies won't climb the stairs to get
    you. Dumb bastards. Remember to pick up the DMR from a dead militia on the
    bridge.
    
    You then come to a bridge where a squad of Grunts are fast asleep with only
    their squadleader keeping guard. He is asking to be assassinated! Whack all
    the sleeping beauties. However Jun may fire off his big gun at the most
    inopportune moment. Fight near the platform with the Plasma Canons and Whoa!!
    Numerous red dots on your radar and growls from the enemies. Drop everything
    you are doing and run back to the bridge and beyond. This force is really
    badass but they won't pursue you beyond the bridge.Jun can take care of most of
    them with some assistance from you. Afterwards, a Drop Ship will bring 2 Hunters
    and 2 camo Elites. I find the camo Elites to be more dangerous because they can
    kill you very quickly while your attention is distracted by the Hunters. Stay
    in your present area and try to shoot away the back armor from the Hunters. Once
    that is gone, shoot at the red area on their spines. 2-3 sniper rounds should
    drop them dead. If your ammos is running low, there is a DMR in a weapon case
    and in the highest rooftop, there is a dead militia with a Sniper Rifle. A DMR
    is also close by, leaning against a wall.
    
    The last part of the mission is not much different from other difficulties.
    There are Sniper Rifle ammos in a weapon case near the armor icons.
    
    
    Mission 5 : Tip of the Spear
    At the start of the mission, run immediately right behind those two thick
    trees. There are 2 really dangerous gun turrets which can kill you with one
    shot. You have the DMR and the Grenade Launcher. The Grenade Launcher is, in
    my opinion, the most useless weapon in Campaign. Just fire off all its ammos
    and hopefully scare off some of the Grunts. After a while when the majority of
    the enemies are weeded down by Kat, flank those gun turrets and take out the
    gunners with your DMR.
    
    At your first objective, the AI gunner should be able to take care of
    everything except that Elite with the Concussion Rifle. Ramming him with your
    Warthog is probably the fastest way to take him out. After you blow up the gun,
    I would suggest that you drive straight through to that factory and don't
    bother with anything in between.
    
    At the factory, pick up as much Needler Rifle ammos as you can. Some will be
    dropped by the Skirmishers at the beginning and there is a Needler Rifle rack
    as you fight your way up the stairs. The rest of the fire fight requires some
    patience and skill but should pose no problem. When you get the Revenant, fight
    beyond the weapon range of your opponents by firing the mortar above their
    heads in a trajectory. Since ammo is unlimited, just blast them to bits. The
    only enemies you cannot kill with the mortar are the Elites but you can ram
    them.
    
    At the second gun, don't go out of cover until you have clear away all the
    infantry. Once you leave the cover of the hill, you will have to do battle
    with a Wraith. What you don't want is for those enemy infantry to render you
    immobile while you are doing that. You may have to get out of the Revenant to
    do a bit of extreme range sniping to get rid of the Jackals. Without the
    infantry support, the Wraith is an easy kill. Do the same with the second
    Wraith. Stay beyond the weapon range of the Skirmishers and Hunters up the
    road and bombard them. Kat can take care of a final wave of Buggers.
    
    Do some fast shooting during the Falcon ride and when it is down, use it as
    cover to snipe. Pick up the long range weapons dropped by the Skirmishers then
    march to the extreme left of that hill path so that you are on a ledge
    overlooking the entrance to The Spire. Jorge will be down there firing his
    chain-gun and with such a racket going on, it will attract enemies like a
    magnet. Snipe away. Sometimes you may have to go back right to attract the
    final few enemies. Be careful of that gun turret. When all is quiet, ride the
    energy beam to the top.
    
    The objective here is to get the Fuel Rod Gun from the Grunt to blast that
    sword carrying Elite. After you deal with the few Grunts that appear, move out
    to the shimmering platform. You can move either left or right and when you
    reach a doorway, peep inside so that you can just see the top of the Grunt's
    head. Kill him with your ranged weapon and when the Elite gives chase, run like
    hell back to the inner corridor. Double back to that control room but be
    careful with the second Grunt there. He also packs a Fuel Rod Gun. Once you get
    the gun, it is pay back time for all your grief.
    
    
    Mission 6 : Long Night of Solace
    I believe Bungie turns up the heat with this mission.
    
    The early part of the mission is just a walkthrough. Use your M6G for some
    recreational sniping and just follow your Noble Team members. Remember to pick
    up the Drop Shield and the DMR at the entrance of the Sabre Base as they are
    essential. Before you board your Sabre,  there is a dead Elite with an Energy
    Sword. Bungie would not give you something for nothing, would they? Pick that
    up and it will make your life a bit easier later on.
    
    Now onto the space battle. The first wave is simple enough, Banshees only.
    Second wave is a different customer entirely with Seraphs and Banshees.
    Although the controller tells you to take down the Seraph's shield with guns
    then switch to missiles, it is really bad advice. The missiles take time to
    lock on and that Searph will either get its shield back or shake off your
    pursuit. Stick to its tail and just blast with your gun. It will take it down.
    When you are being blasted by other bandits or when your co-pilots are saying
    something like 'he is at your six' or 'he is preparing to attack', immediately
    do some violent manoeuvres. By violent manoeuvres I mean thruster+evade(left
    button+left stick)+right stick. Ordinary evasive actions cannot shake off the
    Seraph and you will die very quickly and many times too. Rarely you will die by
    running into a ship with your violent manoeuvres but it is better than being
    shot to bits. Once you shake off the bandit, cruise around a bit until you get
    your shield back before returning to the fray. I hope this tactics works for
    you because I know that a lot of people are being frustrated by this battle.
    Next up will be the Phantoms with escorting Seraphs and Banshees. Needless to
    say the Phantoms are your top pripority as once they are all destroyed, the
    battle ends. But don't ignore the Seraphs and Banshees. Shoot whatever is in
    your sight.
    
    The battle with the Corvette and her escorts is easy.
    
    Now that you have landed on the Corvette, you should know what will happen if
    you jump right in. Kill those Elite Rangers that come up first. Circle right
    and jump onto the bridge that spans the length of this room. At your back is a
    short length of the bridge with space on both side so that you can slide down
    to the top gangway. Don't do that at this moment. Take your time to snipe out
    some Rangers first. If they give you a hard time, jump back to the landing
    platform and replenish your health with the Drop Shield. Luckily the Elite
    Rangers are not as strong as their other brethrens. If you open fire first with
    headshots, you can probably afford to stand toe to toe with a Ranger. Of course
    if two are shooting at you, run! Once you have taken down 3 or 4 of them, the
    place suddenly seems to go quiet. Now is the time to slide down to the upper
    gangway. There are Needler Rifles here which is a godsend as your DMR would be
    almost out of ammos. Take out your Energy Sword now because the remaining
    Rangers will try to ambush you. Good thing that they are one hit kill. Move
    around most cautiously, look at your radar all the time.
    
    After clearing this area, it is time to move on to the Hanger. The corridor
    leading to the Hanger has small enclaves on both side. This is where you will
    fight your next battle. The best ones to use will be the second or third from
    the airlock. When the airlock opens, turn quickly to run up the balcony, either
    side will do. Shoot the Engineer hanging in the middle of the Hanger pronto.
    The Engineer will give an over-shield to the enemies on top of their normal
    shield and you certainly don't want that. Now run back to the corridor quick
    as you can. Using the enclave as cover, you simply pop in and out to kill the
    Grunts that will appear on the threshold of the airlock. For some reason they
    will not cross over but  they will throw grenades. If they do that, deploy your
    Drop Shield at once. After you have killed 4-6 of the Grunts, the Elite Rangers
    will rush you. They have no problem crossing the threshold. Watch your radar
    carefully and when you see a moving red dot coming, draw your Energy Sword
    fast. When the enemies are down to a few, red arrows will appear above their
    heads. Imagine that, poor sods! Now you can safely move into the Hanger, go
    about half way up the balcony and shoot the last 2 Rangers through the space
    between the upper and lower slope. There are plenty of Needler Rifles in that
    Hanger, so stock up.
    
    Jorge will arrive with 3 UNSC grunts. It is amazing to see how quickly they
    are killed once the next airlock opens. On both side of the airlock, there are
    corridors. They are very useful for flanking. As long as the Elites don't know
    of your existence, meaning they don't see you at the beginning, there is a very
    good chance that you can perform an assassination on one of them. After
    dispatching these two, replenish your Needler Rifle ammos before you leave.
    There are Needler Rifle in the room where the Elites are but don't use those as
    you will need them when you come back. Take a bit of time and stock up from the
    area where you first enter because to all intent and purpose you will never
    set foot in that part of the Hanger again.
    
    In the next area, where you can see an ongoing space battle, are 2 very
    aggressive Elites. I would suggest that you avoid battle with these two in that
    room. First, there is no good cover on your side but plenty of covers on their
    side. Even if you manage to kill them, you will be down on ammos and there is
    no weapon to be had in the area besides the 2 Plasma Rifles carried by them. I
    would strongly advice that you run to the end of the platform, hopefully
    without them seeing you, wait for an opportune moment, jump down and enter the
    airlock leading to the Bridge. Now you can go on to the Bridge but these two
    will be waiting for you on your return and will make life really difficult.
    Let's take them out now with a little stratagem. I hope you still have the
    Energy Sword with at least 40% capacity. Well, you use it only on the Elite
    Rangers, right? Stand close to the airlock but hide yourself in the enclave.
    Watch your radar, when you see a single red dot close by, dart out and whack
    the Elite with your Energy Sword. Don't wait for anything but rush back through
    the airlock. Do the same to the second dude.
    
    You are now ready to clear out the Bridge. In this battle you can afford to
    stand close to the airlock but don't cross over. The Grunts are simple kills
    but there are 3 camo Elites in the room. 2 are easy. Sight down your Needler
    Rifle and when you see a shimmering shadow, pump them full of needles. The last
    one is armed with an Energy Sword and he really moves fast. You have to lull
    this one out. Prepare a plasma grenade then cross over the airlock. Move very
    slowly forward, watching your radar intently. When you see a red dot coming at
    you fast, throw the grenade and open fire. The last enemy is an Elite who is a
    pain to kill. He will jump in and out of cover and it will take forever to kill
    him. Although it is risky, whack him with the Energy Sword. Before activating
    the switch, replenish your Needler Rifle ammos first.
    
    There are more enemies on your way back but they are not trying except to your
    patience.
    
    You arrive back at the room with the Needler Rifles and you can see Jorge
    battling some enemies. This room will be your safe haven in the coming battle.
    There are plenty of long range weapons near the fighter plane so make good use
    of them but save the Sniper Rifle for someone special. All these enemies you
    should kill with ease until there is only one left which normally will be one
    of the gold armor Elite. Now position yourself carefully because the next wave
    is really dangerous and you don't want to be at the wrong place. One good area
    will be the right balcony on your side as it offers a good vantage point to
    kill the last dude and is near to your safe haven. Kill the dude and you will
    get a checkpoint. Have your Sniper Rifle ready, turn around and you will see an
    Elite exits through the airlock. Pump his head with Sniper Rifle rounds to take
    him down. It seems that he is the Elite with the Concussion Rifle so it is one
    less dangerous dudes. Rush back to your safe haven and when the chance is
    there, shoot the other Elites to help Jorge. They will not come into the room
    to hurt you but if you annoy them enough, they will turn around to shoot or
    throw the odd grenade. It will only be a matter of time before they are all
    dead.
    
    Whoa! Mission 6 is not such a jawbreaker after all.
    
    
    Mission 7 : Exodus
    Kill those suicide squads but switch to the Plasma Pistol once you have it to
    conserve M6G ammos. Proceed until you come into the open where the Brutes are
    running riots. Headshot them with the M6G and see how easy it is to kill a
    Brute. There is a Sniper rifle on the upstairs balcony. The rest are simple
    grunt works. There is a DMR and a M6G in the Mall. Use them as much as possible
    and only use the Sniper Rifle on worthwhile targets.
    
    The next part is for you to defend your position until the elevator arrives. To
    make life easier you need to prepare the battleground before you press the
    switch to start the action. Head back down the stairs and drop your long range
    weapons. A good place to leave them will be where you find the DMR. Pick up
    medium range weapons dropped by the fallen, a good combo will be Needler and
    Assault Rifle or Spike Rifle. I find the Needler to be particularly effective
    against Brutes. Now head back and start the action. You need to stay close to
    the doorway where the first wave of enemies will enter but not too close. Kill
    them as they enter and usually you can kill quite a few. But you will be
    overwhelmed no matter what you do. What you need to do is a fighting retreat
    towards the right upper gangway. The left one will have Skirmishers coming
    which is bad news. The only enemy who will chase you is that Brute with the
    Gravity Hammer. In fact there are two of those. But usually at least one will
    be dead by the  time you leave. Head all the way to your long range weapons to
    retrieve them. Double back using the left upper gangway and you will find all
    the enemies milling about in the open area in front of the elevator. It would
    be a simple matter to pick them off one by one.
    
    Ride the elevator up where you need to jetpack across. Don't forget to stock up
    on DMR ammos before you leave. On your final approach you can either jetpack to
    an open area on the right or the area with a roof over your head on the left.
    Combat is more intense on the right but far more risky especially from the
    plasma grenades. The left side is much safer but will take more time. Your
    choice, soldier. When you have finished, I would strongly advice that you
    jetpack back to the weapon rack to replenish your DMR ammos fully.
    
    Work your way up the stairs to where there is an ongoing battle. Since you
    have full DMR ammos, only use your Sniper Rifle sparingly. There is another
    DMR leaning against a wall and a Rocket Launcher in a weapon case here. When
    you go out into the open, you will notice a UNSC soldier jetpacking up a
    balcony. That is where you should go. The balcony offers a much better vantage
    point to snipe the enemies in the opposite building and there is a Sniper Rifle
    and DMR plus Health pack at the other end. Be a bit careful when you go to pick
    those up as there are 2 Brutes with Concussion Rifles opposite and even the
    splash damage can kill you. You can lull the dude with the Gravity Hammer out
    into the open and dispatch him with the Rocket Launcher.
    
    Again stock up the DRM before you work your way up the stairs. There is a Brute
    Hero? with the Fuel Rod Gun at a higher level whom you can easily kill with the
    Sniper Rifle using the stairs as cover. When you are near the end of the
    stairs, be a bit careful with the Grunt packing a Fuel Rod Gun. There is yet
    another DMR waiting for you. Kill all enemies on this landing and in the
    building with the large hall. It is really simple grunt works. The final
    obstacle will be that Brute Hero flanked by 2 gun turrets and a squad of
    infantry out on the balcony. When you enter the hall using the door on the
    ground floor, usually he will usually  be standing rock still opposite you at
    the other end as if challenging you to approach. 3-4 solid headshots with the
    Sniper Rifle shall send him to the Convenant heaven. Don't use the Fuel Rod
    Gun. You can never kill him this way. The rest is easy. If your Brute Hero
    choose not to stand still but move out of sight, on either side of the hall,
    there are corridors leading to the balcony with limited cover. It is risky but
    you can kill him this way.
    
    After the Falcon ride there is a Warthog waiting for you. Move a little bit up
    the road and you can take out that Ghost driver with your sniping weapons. Now
    there is a choice of vehicles to use. Personally I prefer the Warthog because
    both the armor and armament of the Ghost are weak although it is very agile. On
    top of that, the other UNSC soldiers will be driving the Warthog and the
    Mongoose and their vehicles could block you just when you are trying to evade.
    Kill all enemies and activate the first gun. There are DMR ammos and a Drop
    Shield near the gun. You may want to exchange your Jetpack with the Drop Shield
    for the battles to come.
    
    Drive round the seaside road to tackle the Wraith and another Ghost. As long as
    you literally drive circles around them, they can be kill rather easily. Watch
    your shield and health. If they are down dangerously, simply drive away and
    replenish them with the Drop Shield. There is another Wraith somewhere up the
    road which will go the same way. Now just loop round the back of the second gun
    and kill everybody there.
    
    After you activate the second gun, you will get a checkpoint and it is the last
    checkpoint until the end of this mission. This could be quite frustrating
    because you have to work through quite a large number of enemies and the last
    one is carrying a one hit kill weapon. Anyway, after the checkpoint move up a
    short flight of stairs to a battlement and you will find another Sniper Rifle.
    A Drop Ship will deliver quite a large group of Convenant forces.  The
    Skirmishers will come for you first but WE ARE SPARTANS!!! Ground them into
    mincemeat then tackle the Ghosts next. Go back to the battlement where you find
    the Sniper Rifle and snipe away at the enemies opposite. After a while, a dude
    with the Gravity Hammer will make a beeline towards you but since he is coming
    from a mile away, there is no real hassle. When all is quiet, move down the
    battlement and look up towards the pill box like structure in the opposite
    building. If you are lucky you may see that badass with the Fuel Rod Gun
    standing there. If not, you must do it the hard way. Move up the stairs very
    cautiously, watching your radar all the time and try to take him out from
    behind with the Sniper Rifle but it is flawed with dangers. Another method is
    to drive the Warthog all the way up ( you can actually do that,) with the canon
    fodders...err your fellow soldiers to distract him. Now quickly exit the
    vehicle and move back downstairs. See all the plantations beneath the pill
    box? There are steps which you can climb until you are directly underneath the
    opening of the pill box. Jump up and down to see if the badass is inside. Quite
    often he is out there attracted by your vehicle. If the coast is clear, hop in,
    turn on the switch and end the mission.
    
    
    Mission 8 : New Alexandria
    You get to fly the Falcon. One rule, fly as low as possible. For once, your AI
    gunners are quite decent so concentrate on flying as much as you can. Gain
    altitude only when you are near your objectives otherwise you will be shoot
    full of holes by the horde of Banshees here.
    
    You may be send to either the Nightclub or the Hospital. If you are send to the
    Nightclub first, you are in luck. Outside of the Nightclub, there are
    Skirmishers with Needler Rifles and you certainly need these in the Hospital.
    Inside the Nightclub are millions of Hunters whom you should not fight. Just
    sprint up to activate the switch then sprint back down and that is about it.
    
    Now to the Hospital. When the door opens you can see some Grunts that are
    glowing bluish purple. You should know by now that there is an Engineer nearby.
    This one is hanging in the middle of the hall so kill it pronto. Move down the
    spiral staircase, laying waste to all along the way. There is a DMR on the
    first floor. Enter the main hall and there are Brutes. Not much of a problem
    until you reach the final two. These are glowing so take out the Engineer first
    which can be located at the end of the hall. After turning the switch, you will
    be reinforced by one lone UNSC soldier. Doesn't matter for... WE ARE SPARTANS!!!
    To get out, you need to wipe out that Elite Ranger Squad. There are 2 DMRs and
    a M6G on your side of the hall and probably another M6G dropped by the killed
    UNSC. Use them wisely. Top pripority is to find a good sniping vantage point.
    Now, see that bridge that span the width of the hall. Behind that you can see a
    strut that runs up from the floor to the bridge. Go up there and that is your
    ideal position. You are just outside the weapon range of the Rangers and there
    seems to be an invisible line that they can't cross. You are in a high position
    with no interference from the enemies; should have no great problem wiping out
    that squad. You still need to save a few rounds for the next battle though.
    
    As you turn the corner, a welcoming committee of one Elite and some skirmishers
    will be waiting. You really don't have the fire power to take down that Elite.
    It is better to run and fight another day than to be dead...countless times.
    Take down the Skirmishers first with your last few rounds to make life easier.
    I hope you still have some M6G rounds left. Jetpack yourself to the first floor
    balcony and run. There are some Skirmishers on the upper level which is good
    for they drop Needler Rifles.
    
    After taking down the defenders to the last objective, you ride an elevator to
    a really quiet office. Make very sure of your exit route first because once you
    activate the switch, tons of Buggers will appear and they are really, really
    annoying. Individually they are weak but in a group they are extremely
    dangerous. With a bit of luck, you can still make it though.
    
    The final part of this mission requires you to take out various objectives with
    your Falcon which by now would be very much battered. You may die a few times
    here but this part of the mission has numerous checkpoints so it is not 'teeth
    gnawing' type of annoyance. Simply fly low, use the buildings as covers and
    fight your way through.
    
    
    Mission 9 : The Package
    This mission is in fact quite easy. You have 3 of the Noble Team members with
    you for the better part of the mission which makes life really simple.
    
    At the start of the mission, go left using the rock boulders and building as
    covers. When you make contact with the enemies use your weapons. You don't have
    to kill everything in sight, just enough so that you can clear a path to the
    Scorpion.
    
    The only real danger to the Scorpion is the two Fuel Rod Guns located in caves
    up the mountain. Make sure you know where to aim.
    
    The fight through the base is not a big deal. Kill the Engineer when you meet
    it.
    
    In the defence of the Lab., it is much better to stay with your Noble Team than
    running around wildly trying to activate, then reactivate those useless gun
    turrets. Stay with the gun racks on the right hand side of the blast door where
    2 Mongooses are parked. There are plenty of DMR ammos and health packs in the
    area. The gun racks provide solid protections. Simply pop in and out of cover
    to kill as many as you safely can. Your Noble Team members are like lions. It
    really is a walkthrough. When the Hunters get close, kill them with the Spartan
    Laser. Near the end of the mission, an Elite may come straight for you with an
    Energy Sword. Get him entangle with one of your team in melee and there is no
    problem taking him out. That is about it.
    
    
    Mission 10 : The Pillar of Autumn
    At the start of the mission, use your M6G to take out as many Grunts as you can.
    With the weapons you are currently carrying, you cannot win a fight with the
    Elites, so don't try. You should use Emile to do most of the fighting while
    you make your way towards the hut with the weapons. Run from cover to cover but
    always pressing forward. The enemies, although they outnumber and outgun you by
    a huge margin, will gradually retreat up the road. Move cautiously, always
    using covers to get the DMR and the Rocket Launcher. A lot of times, Emile
    would have finished the job by then.
    
    After the mad drive with the Mongoose, you reach another hut with more DMR
    ammos. Go right and shoot those annoying geeks on the platform first. Go back
    left, find a good vantage point and use the DMR to kill all enemies in sight.
    As long as you don't cross over those stone blocks, the Wraith will fire
    blindly and is no threat. When all is quiet, use the rock boulders as cover,
    go down to what looks like some workshops. There will be some surviving enemies
    left, so proceed with some caution. When all the foot soldiers are gone, it is
    not difficult to kill the Wraith with the Rocket Launcher.
    
    Before you leave the area, stock up with DMR ammos first. You will meet some
    Skirmishers with Needler Rifles. Collect as much ammos as you can and hang on
    to that Needler Rifle. The next part is a cavern where you will watch Carter
    makes a heroic sacrifice. Next up are more Buggers. Let Emile bears the
    brunt of the fighting while you take out the odd bugger or two. There are
    DMR on the ground by the dead UNSC. You will also find a Drop Shield in the
    cavern, nice!!! Again collect as much Needler rifle ammos as you can after
    seeing off more Skirmishers.
    
    As you emerge from the cavern, there is a battle going on down below in front
    of the factory. Snipe away as many enemies as you can at the cliff edge. You
    need to be patient with your sniping to conserve ammos. Don't fire wildly.
    When you have cleared away most of the enemies, get down to the cabin on the
    left side of the battlefield. There are DMR ammos inside. Use that as a base to
    fight the next waves of enemies. The final bunch of enemies are 3 very
    aggressive Elites. Use all the exits of the cabin to move in and out of cover,
    always keep the pressure on them by some accurate shooting and with some
    assistance from Emile, you will have the pleasure of killing 3 Elites in a row.
    Just be a bit careful with all the wild Concussion rounds and plasma grenades.
    
    On the first floor of the factory is a Sniper Rifle and a Spartan Laser. Use
    the Spartan Laser to destroy the 3 gun turrets first so that the Grunts
    milling about down below cannot use them again. When you wish to switch
    weapons, switch between the DMR and Sniper Rifle because the Needler Rifle may
    disappear after a while and you really want to use it later on. You are a
    Marksman by now and there is no problem getting headshots to all the Elites,
    Jackals and Grunts you meet along the way. Quite a large number of Elites in
    this part of the mission which would really test you skill.
    
    You reach the area where there are 2 Hunters and some Skirmishers. You should
    at least have a little Needler Rifle ammos left and at least one Plasma Grenade.
    The Plasma Grenade is essential and I'll tell you why later. Use the central
    boiler as cover to kill as many Skirmishers as you can. The Assault Rifles
    close by is a good choice. Take care that you don't receive a full blast from
    the Fuel Rod Gun. After the Skirmishers are gone, it is time to think about
    killing those Hunters. The shotgun will be a very good weapon to use and there
    is one nearby. The cargo trunks on either of this room will provide good covers
    for your Hunter hunting. Use your radar to determine where they are, pop out
    to have a quick look and if the moment is right, blast away with your shotgun.
    You really feel a sense of achievement when you take down a Hunter personally.
    
    The next area has a camo Elite in it. Watch your radar and have your shotgun
    ready. 3 blasts at close range is sufficient for this dude. The rest should be
    standard fare by now. Before you leave the factory for the final big showdown,
    check again that you have one plasma grenade.
    
    Quite a lot of people have problems with the final showdown. Yes, it is next to
    impossible if you run around the area wildly, trying to be a cowboy hero. The
    area you have to fight is actually like this. There is a two storey shaggy hut
    on the left. On the ground floor there are weapon racks, the most useful weapon
    is the M6G. On the top floor there is a Sniper Rifle but LEAVE THAT ALONE!!!
    Don't use it for this part of the battle. The Landing Pad is slightly to the
    right with a mountain path and stairs leading up to it. On the extreme right,
    down three flights of stairs is an area with rock boulders. This should be
    your heading when you exit the factory. Make haste as the first wave of enemies
    will land. In this area, there is a dead UNSC soldier with an Assault Rifle. Go
    down another slope and move up the stairs. You should see the first group of
    Convenant forces which are Brutes and Grunts. Using the stairs as cover, begin
    your fire fight. The odd Brute may climb down the stairs but the Grunts will
    stay at the upper landing. However they will move in close which is fine since
    you are firing at point blank range into their faces. And as you are firing
    upwards, you can see their thrown grenades with plenty of time to evade. When
    your shield goes down, move back down the stairs and recoup with your Drop
    Shield. You should be able to clear out this lot by using short or medium range
    weapons only. Now move inside the shaggy hut to pick up the M6G. Move to a good
    vantage point e.g. the landing on your side with some boiler like structures
    would be a good place to snipe. When you are finished with the M6G, this first
    wave should be down to a few members only, if not all dead. Notice that you
    still have not use the Needler Rifle yet but you can afford to spend a few
    precious rounds.
    
    At this point, the second wave should probably arrive. Move back to the hut to
    pick up the Assault Rifle. One or two Grunts may come up the stairs to the
    shaggy hut but they can be dealt with by the Assault Rifle. The objective is
    not to take high risk to kill a lot of enemies but to hold them off in the
    mountain path. Now come the most important part. When there is a quiet moment,
    head to the back of the shaggy hut. Bang the wall and a UNSC weapon rack will
    drop out. However, it may already be on the ground. If it is the right side up,
    of course all are best and shiny. But most times, it is not and there is no way
    you can turn it over except by throwing a plasma grenade near it and turn it
    over by the explosion. Holy Mary!! 4 DMRs and a shotgun!!!
    
    The third wave will land even when you don't kill off all of the second wave.
    They will land in the sandy area where you first started the fight. Wait until
    you hear some ominous music and that is your cue. At the same time you will
    also hear that UNSC reinforcement has arrived. The first bad guy to come for
    you is usually the Brute Hero? with the Gravity Hammer. Quickly grab the
    shotgun and follow your UNSC soldiers. With a bit of luck, the Brute will melee
    the soldier while you pump him full of lead shots. Even if this does not happen,
    he is such a clumsy fellow that quite a lot of time he will get himself
    entangled by the stairs, doorway etc. No matter what, you have to kill him fast
    because a real badass with Fuel Rod Gun accompanied by Brutes and Jackals will
    be right behind. You really have to move fast and exchange the shotgun with the
    DMR. If you are hard pressed, use the Needler Rifle first and go back for the
    DMR later. Run back to your sniping area to do your work but be a bit careful
    because 'Fuel Rod Gun' and Jackals may cross over to get you. Watch your radar.
    Sometimes it seems that there is a fourth wave of Brutes, Jackals and Grunts
    and the Grunts are carrying Fuel Rod Guns! Be on your toe at all times.It takes
    a lot of rounds to wipe out this lot. Once again don't fire wildly.
    
    After you hand over the package, it is time to pick up the Sniper Rifle. Look
    across and you can see Grunts and their leaders milling about near the open
    doorway. Use your DMR and Needler Rifle on the Grunts, reserve the Sniper Rifle
    for their leaders. With such a racket going on, quite often you would have
    attracted the Elite Heroes? inside the factory to come to the doorway. They
    will have a bluish purple over-shield on them at first because there is an
    Engineer inside. Don't waste your Sniper Rifle rounds just yet. After a while
    their over-shield will disappear. Snuff them Out. Without using it on anything
    else, you have enough Sniper Rifle rounds to take out 2 Elites and 2 Elite
    Heroes, all solid headshots with one round remaining. There is not a great deal
    of margin for errors. When all is quiet, cross over to the factory. There is
    another UNSC dead near the doorway with a dropped DMR. Just what you need for
    your last Convenant Hero.
    
    Of course all battles are dynamic. Like all good soldiers, you need to think on
    on your feet and improvise. In another mission I played, I only manage to kill
    one Elite and 3 Grunts before everyone moves back into the factory. That is a
    very difficult fight indeed.
    
    Now is the time to fire the big gun. You can fight normal which is frustratingly
    difficult or you can be smart...lazy? Simply initiate the sequence then exit the
    gun. Go down the stairs and just hang about. Wait until you hear the command to
    shoot the Corvette. All the Convenant ships will pour shits down on you and you
    only have time to fire one shot but that is all it needs.
    
    All missions successfully accomplished...Sir!!!
    
    
    Mission 11 : Lone Wolf
    
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die!
    
    
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