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*[[Battle of Onyx]]
 
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'''Battlegroup ''Stalingrad''''' was a [[UNSC]] [[UNSC Navy|Naval]] [[Battle Group]] <ref>''[[Halo: Ghosts of Onyx]]'', page 294</ref>.
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'''Battlegroup ''Stalingrad''''' was a [[United Nations Space Command|UNSC]] [[UNSC Navy|Naval]] [[Battle Group]].<ref>'''[[Halo: Ghosts of Onyx]]''' - ''page 294''</ref> Battlegroup ''Stalingrad'' was comprised of nine ships and commanded by the late [[Admiral]] [[Carl Patterson]]. Its flagship was the {{UNSCShip|Stalingrad}}, a [[United Nations Space Command|UNSC]] [[UNSC carrier|carrier]].
   
==Background==
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==Service History==
It was comprised and detailed of nine ships and commanded by the latter [[Admiral]] [[Carl Patterson]]. Its falghsip was the [[UNSC Stalingrad]] a [[UNSC]] carrier. In [[2552]], the battle group was deployed to [[Onyx]] to retrieve [[Dr. Halsey]], a joint unit of [[SPARTAN-II]]s and [[SPARTAN-III]]s, and (supposedly) examples of [[Forerunner]] technologies that had been excavated. However, before it could carry out this task, it was engaged and eventually defeated by a superior [[Covenant]] fleet of reinforcements at the [[Battle of Onyx]]. All 9 ships were destroyed and only the {{UNSCShip|Dusk}} survived to escape.
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In [[2552]], the battle group was deployed to [[Trevelyan|Onyx]] to retrieve [[Catherine Halsey|Dr. Halsey]], a joint unit of [[SPARTAN-II Program|SPARTAN-IIs]] and [[SPARTAN-III Program|SPARTAN-IIIs]], and (supposedly) examples of [[Forerunner]] technologies that had been excavated and recovered.
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===Battle of Onyx===
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Battlegroup ''Stalingrad'' rendezvoused with the [[Prowler]] {{UNSCShip|Dusk}} soon after entering the system. The UNSC ships engaged the [[Covenant Empire|Covenant]] fleet under [[Fleet Master|Fleetmaster]] [[Voro Nar 'Mantakree|Voro 'Mantakree]], and took losses, including the {{UNSCShip|Glasgow Kiss}}, which sacrificed itself to save the {{UNSCShip|Stalingrad}} from Covenant plasma torpedoes. Following this engagement, Admiral Patterson ordered a withdrawal. Battlegroup ''Stalingrad'' temporarily went into hiding.
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The remaining UNSC ships hid behind [[Trevelyan|Onyx]]'s moon. Meanwhile, the ''Dusk'' prepared a nuclear minefield as a trap for the Covenant. The UNSC lured the Covenant into the minefields, and used the nukes to destroy the entire Covenant fleet save for two badly damaged destroyers to the human four. Battlegroup ''Stalingrad'' moved in for the kill with six [[Magnetic Accelerator Cannon|MAC]] rounds left. Unfortunately, at this point [[Sangheili]] reinforcements arrived in the form of over thirty warships. Battlegroup ''Stalingrad'' was annihilated except for the ''Dusk'' by these reinforcements, for the ''Dusk'' was still hidden.
   
 
==Composition==
 
==Composition==
*1 [[UNSC Carrier|Carrier]]
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*1 [[UNSC carrier|Carrier]]
 
**{{UNSCShip|Stalingrad}}
 
**{{UNSCShip|Stalingrad}}
*1 {{Class|Marathon|Cruiser}}
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*1 {{Class|Marathon|cruiser}}
*6 [[UNSC Destroyer|Destroyer]]s
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*6 [[UNSC destroyer|Destroyers]]
 
**{{UNSCShip|Brasidas}}
 
**{{UNSCShip|Brasidas}}
 
**{{UNSCShip|Glasgow Kiss}}
 
**{{UNSCShip|Glasgow Kiss}}
 
**{{UNSCShip|Iwo Jima}}
 
**{{UNSCShip|Iwo Jima}}
*1 [[UNSC Prowler|Prowler]]
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*1 [[UNSC prowler|Prowler]]
 
**{{UNSCShip|Dusk}}
 
**{{UNSCShip|Dusk}}
 
==Historical Reference==
 
Stalingrad (now Volgograd) was the site of a brutal battle during the Second World War, popularly seen as marking the easternmost mark of the German invasion. The weakening of the German army at Stalingrad would ultimately culminate in the decisive battle at Kursk.
 
 
   
 
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Latest revision as of 12:28, December 7, 2017


Battlegroup Stalingrad was a UNSC Naval Battle Group.[1] Battlegroup Stalingrad was comprised of nine ships and commanded by the late Admiral Carl Patterson. Its flagship was the UNSC Stalingrad, a UNSC carrier.

Service HistoryEdit

In 2552, the battle group was deployed to Onyx to retrieve Dr. Halsey, a joint unit of SPARTAN-IIs and SPARTAN-IIIs, and (supposedly) examples of Forerunner technologies that had been excavated and recovered.

Battle of OnyxEdit

Battlegroup Stalingrad rendezvoused with the Prowler UNSC Dusk soon after entering the system. The UNSC ships engaged the Covenant fleet under Fleetmaster Voro 'Mantakree, and took losses, including the UNSC Glasgow Kiss, which sacrificed itself to save the UNSC Stalingrad from Covenant plasma torpedoes. Following this engagement, Admiral Patterson ordered a withdrawal. Battlegroup Stalingrad temporarily went into hiding.

The remaining UNSC ships hid behind Onyx's moon. Meanwhile, the Dusk prepared a nuclear minefield as a trap for the Covenant. The UNSC lured the Covenant into the minefields, and used the nukes to destroy the entire Covenant fleet save for two badly damaged destroyers to the human four. Battlegroup Stalingrad moved in for the kill with six MAC rounds left. Unfortunately, at this point Sangheili reinforcements arrived in the form of over thirty warships. Battlegroup Stalingrad was annihilated except for the Dusk by these reinforcements, for the Dusk was still hidden.

CompositionEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. Halo: Ghosts of Onyx - page 294
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