Xzilen (firstname.lastname@example.org) writes:
From the looks of it, the Covenant vastly out number the UNSC in Fleet size, or at least they did.
The Covenant may have higher numbers, and the UNSC may have taken heavy losses in the past, but from reading Fall of Reach, The Flood, and First Strike, I believe that the Covenant may only be able to launch one final offensive, if their first attack on Earth fails, I do not think they will have the forces to launch another.
Here's what I came up with:
172 Covenant Ships lost throughout the Fall of Reach book.
5 CONFIRMED (a covenant armada obliterated sounds to be a bit more though) Covenant ships in Halo: The Flood
And with the Nuke on Reach and other kills Cortona made added to the Vice Admirals destruction of an estimated 488 covenant ships, I would put Covenant losses at 500 in Halo: First Strike.
Over all, thats 682 Covenant Capital ships destroyed that I could come up with. Don't really know if this is important, but I found it intresting.
682 ships, huh? Since we aren't given any clue that this means much to the Covenant and their galactic domination plans, I shudder to imagine how big the rest of the fleet is.
Hold on a sec... 6 + 8 + 2 = 16, and 1 + 6 = 7. Yep. Must be right.