Welcome to New Alexandria, troopers. This city is the largest metropolitan center on Reach’s continent of Eposz.
Of particular note is the New Alexandria Interstellar Spaceport (NAIS), one of the busiest hubs of inter-planetary travel in all of human space! NAIS facilitates nearly 27% of all travel between the inner-colonies and beyond.
In 2401, the actual spaceport had to be moved into a massive facility several stories below. Today, the structure on the surface is the NAIS Concourse, where travelers gather, rest, and buy tickets.
When you’re on leave, you’ll have plenty of time to admire the pretty buildings and celebrate human prosperity blah blah blah.
But as a UNSC soldier, your focus will be on the strategic value of the NAIS Concourse.
The UNSC has learned the hard way, that spaceports and concourses are favorite targets of insurrectionists and Covenant alike. Innies have crashed freighters full of explosives into terminals, or hijacked liners out of the gates. More recently, the Covenant have taken to bombarding spaceports after evacuations begin, murdering the thousands gathered there for evacuations.
CENTCOM realized that such an attack on NAIS would be devastating, and so in secret, ONI contractors made strategic renovations to the NA Concourse. Today, the splendor of the concourse plaza conceals its more functional designs…
The outer walls of the plaza were reinforced with Titanium A battleplate, typically reserved for Navy cruisers- the concourse building is now protected against covenant artillery and even light naval bombardment.
The interior furniture was also replaced, in secret, with new furnishings made from experimental polymers resistant to plasma- potential barricades against covenant small arms fire.
The New Alexandria police department was also ordered to increase patrols in and around the concourse building, and ID checks are made around the building’s three major entrances.
During a WINTER CONTINGENCY, the NA Concourse will be one of several evacuation zones. On site forces will be ordered to barricade the plaza using any and all means, and will hold the position until UNSC reinforcements arrive. The fortification of the upper terrace will be the priority.
There are three choke points leading to the concourse: the entrance bridge, the courtyard side bridge, and the public landing pad bridge connected to the 3rd level. Use these to your advantage to bottleneck enemy forces into killing zones.
If necessary, fall back to the concourse interior. The staircases provide high ground and an open field of fire against forces coming from the entrance ways. Have soldiers take cover in the balconies on either side of the stairs, they can flank enemies that try to advance.
Watch your fire, as civilian groups will no doubt be also inbound to the evacuation sites below. Your duty will be to hold the concourse, but do whatever is necessary to save the population. With the Covenant wiping us out billions at a time, the value of human life increases every day.
With any luck, there will be no invasion of Reach. But we won’t lie to you, that prospect becomes more remote with each passing day. Make no mistake, we must be ready.
This concludes your briefing on the New Alexandria Concourse
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