A Halo mod for the critically acclaimed Sins of a Solar Empire, that aims to capture the fast paced intensity of the Halo series.
Long considered the most cushy assignment in the UNSC, being stationed to UNSC Home Fleet was a boring and safe placement which, early in the war, housed many children and relatives of the UNSC's most politically adept admirals. Spoiled brats would be given commissions due to connections within the UNSC and assigned to Home Fleet to keep them out of harm's way, but all that changed when Reach was lost.
A little known fact of the war is that after the fall of Reach nearly a third of all junior officers and ship commanders in Home Fleet were replaced with more competent leaders and technicians, often at the behest of the very individuals who originally helped acquire these comfortable assignments in the first place. With the birthplace of humanity and last sole defensive position left in the UNSC's control at risk, petty issues like favoritism and nepotism were quickly swept aside in order to ensure humanity's survival.
Texture of Earth thanks to NASA's Blue Marble Project