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Battle of XI Boötis A

XI Bootis A

The UNSC fleet in the XI Boötis A system, firing a volley of MAC rounds at the invading Covenant fleet, c. 2528.




The Battle of XI Boötis A was a naval battle during the early portions of the Human-Covenant War.  The battle featured seventy UNSC warships versus eight Covenant.  In the end, the battle was a victory for the UNSC, but it came at the cost of thirty UNSC ships, nearly half the fleet.



These events are referenced in the comic Halo Wars: Genesis which was the subject of a Halo Book Club on February 9th, 2017.


Earlier Event: October 21
Battle of Alpha Aurigae
Later Event: December 5
Fall of Madrigal