|Date:||February 4th, 2531|
|Halopedia has a walkthrough guide to this level, Alpha Base (Level). See Alpha Base (Level)/Walkthrough.|
Alpha Base is the first level of the real-time strategy game, Halo Wars. During the third Covenant attack on Harvest, the UNSC Marine Corps firebase, Alpha Base, has been overrun by Covenant forces. Sergeant John Forge has to pull together the remaining UNSC forces in the area and mount an attack to retake Alpha Base.
Harvest comes into view, its surface covered in peaceful colors of green and blue.
Several marines race through a battlefield within the remains of a destroyed UNSC city. A Marine gets killed when a nearby wall explodes from a passing Banshee's ordinance, and debris and plasma engulf him. The surviving Marines recover quickly and start to move forward.
They confront a Lance of Elites whom are separated by a wall of debris, a few of the marines yell out as they arrive. A Marine quickly joins in and starts to fire upon the Elites, only to be shot by a plasma bolt to the chest. The rest, despite being outnumbered manage to gun down several of the Elites, as another marine gets pierced in the shoulder with a needler round. Then a Warthog runs the Elites over. The camera then cuts to the rear of the Warthog driving through a battlefield with the gunner firing the turret.
Three marines fire their weapons, the last one firing a shotgun from the hip. The camera then cuts to a shot of several Pelican dropships arriving with several Warthogs racing through the drop zone. Marines then pile out of one of the landed Pelicans. The camera then shifts to a Marine hitting an Elite from behind with his Assault Rifle. The Elite falls down and is shot dead by another marine. Then, it shifts to a panorama, showing nine Marines cheering and a Warthog overlooking the battlefield; a destroyed city with a burning Covenant Destroyer in the distant sky, presumably shot down by UNSC forces.
An Elite impales a Marine with its Energy Sword. UNSC troops are overwhelmed by plasma fired by Elites and Banshees. The camera then shifts to a scene where three Elites jump over a crumbled wall, igniting their energy swords. Nearby lies a dead Marine.
Two Covenant Destroyers begin to glass Harvest. Damage from orbital bombardment is visible, represented by several rings of burnt land.
A severely wounded, although still surviving marine crawls through shattered wasteland with a dark sky and debris. The Marine attempts to crawl to a rifle lying on its side, when a sword-wielding Elite approaches and impales his enemy through.
Directly overhead, a Covenant Ship charges up its energy projector, and unleashes its deadly beam.
Captain Cutter: "Of course, that's all Harvest really is today..."
Fades to the Halo Wars Logo then fades to black.
Pelicans are dispatched from the UNSC Spirit of Fire and they head to the surface of Harvest. UNSC Pods soon follow. The UNSC fleet is approaching a large field of shattered debris in orbit, presumably from wrecked UNSC vessels from previous space battles. The surface of the shattered planet, Harvest is then revealed. Damage from orbital bombardment is seen quite clearly, in the form of massive rings of scorched earth and ash choked seas on the surface. The view is soon headed into the bridge of the Spirit of Fire.
Anders activates a map of the Northern Polar region.
Anders ignores the Sergeant and leaves the bridge.
The Captain deactivates the map, returns into observing Harvest from orbit.
A Marine fires from a tower that is being overrun. Several plasma bolts hit under where the Marine is shooting from impact, followed by an explosion behind him, killing him.
Multiple units of Marines flee from Alpha Base under heavy fire from Covenant armor and infantry.
Sergeant Forge and his Gauss Warthog crewmen head along the snowy road where they encounter a small group of Marines alongside their Warthog fighting a group of Needler wielding Elites. The Sergeant assists.
The surviving Marines mount on their Warthog and follow the Sergeant. After traveling across a broken bridge, they encounter more Marines.
The Sergeant and his allies assist the group of Marines, and once clear the other group of Marines follow the Sarge onwards. Once again, another batch of Marine units is located ahead.
The Sergeant arrives and takes out the Shade Turret for the other groups of Marines.
As Sergeant Forge and the groups of Marines head closer to Alpha Base, more Marine allies await ahead under fire from more Covenant units. In the background, Covenant infantry erect an anti-vehicle barrier.
After Forge recruits the other units, they regroup near the entrance.
Marines enter the shield door while the Warthogs wait outside. Upon quickly routing the Jackal infantry defending the power source, the marines open fire on the anti-vehicle barrier's power source.
Marines throw Fragmentation Grenades at the reactor, destroying it.
The barrier's generator is destroyed.
Shortswords drop Carpet Bombs onto the base, destroying all the Wraiths and any Covenant units nearby them. Sergeant Forge and his allies finish off the remaining Covenant.
Multiple Shortswords fly overhead and a pelican lands near the back of the base.
The level ends
A map of the level.