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UNSC joint operations begin on Requiem as Infinity mass deploys Spartan, Navy, Marine, Army and Air Force units.

Land Grab is the first chapter of Spartan Ops Episode 1.[1] In this chapter, Fireteam Crimson is sent to "Quarry" to stop Covenant operations in the area.


Halo 4 - Spartan Ops Legendary Playthrough - Episode 1 - Chapter 110:33

Halo 4 - Spartan Ops Legendary Playthrough - Episode 1 - Chapter 1


Five Pelicans fly over Quarry.

The five Pelicans split up and go to their separate missions. Fireteam Crimson's Pelican lands near some marines.


The player starts with 3-4 marines 3 different Warthogs, 4 ghosts, some covenant gun crates and a few unoccupied Wraiths scattered around the map.

  • Miller (COM): "Crimson we're dropping you off behind enemy lines so that you can give the Marines a hand. You heard Commander Palmer at the briefing, we're here to knock some heads together."
  • Palmer (COM): "Crimson, Commander Palmer. Your mission's not just about wreaking havok, fun though that may be. Miller, light up the targets for Crimson."
  • Miller (COM): "Already on it Commander."

Four Targets light up on the Player's HUD.

  • Palmer (COM): "Those are Power Cores, intended for short range wireless distribution. Destroy them or the Covies will build bases and we'll have a hell of a time rooting them out."
  • Miller (COM): "There are Covenant vehicles available for acquisition "

If the Player gets in a Covenant Vehicle.

  • Miller (COM): "Nice Crimson, using the enemies own toys against them."

After Crimson kills some enemies

  • Dalton (COM): "Phantom inbound on Crimson's position."

Once the player destroys the first power core.

  • Miller (COM): "Commander, Crimson has completed the first objective."
  • Palmer (COM): "I don't need a second by second Miller, tell me once the other three are done."

After Crimson eliminates a few more Covenant

  • Miller (COM): "Be advised, we've got a Wraith closing in on your position."

Once the player destroys another power core.

  • Miller (COM): "You're half way there Crimson"

After the Player kills more Covenant

  • Miller (COM): "Crimson, be advised of enemy reinforcements."

After Crimson eliminates the reinforcements

  • Miller (COM): "Crimson heads up, Phantom inbound."

After Crimson destroys the third power core

  • Miller (COM): "One more then you can dust off for home."

After destroying the final power core.

  • Miller (COM): "Final power core disabled commander."
  • Palmer (COM): "Affirmative Miller, Dalton scramble a ride home for Crimson."
  • Dalton (COM): "Pelican already on route Commander."

Two Phantoms appear with one carrying a Wraith.

  • Palmer (COM): "Eyes up you've got a Phantom coming your way."
  • Miller (COM): "Crimson, heads up more Covies arriving."
After the Player eliminate half the enemies
  • Miller (COM): "Drop pods coming down near your position Crimson."
  • Palmer (COM): "There you go Crimson something to shoot, enjoy."

As the Player kills more and more enemies.

  • Miller (COM): "Heads up Drop pods incoming."
  • Miller (COM): "Drop pod incoming."
  • Palmer (COM): "Beautiful Crimson."
  • Dalton (COM): "Miller, recon says Phantom inbound."
  • Miller (COM): "Reinforcements inbound Crimson."

When there is only four enemies left.

  • Miller (COM): "Painting the last few targets for you now."

After eliminating them.

  • Miller (COM): "Alright Crimson, your ride's inbound, fall back to the LZ. Commander Palmer, mission successful. Crimson's heading for home."
  • Palmer (COM): "Already? Everyone else is still hip deep in bad guys. Impressive work Miller, congratulate the team."
  • Miller (COM): "Well Crimson, I've never heard Commander Palmer complement anyone before, so not a bad day at the office. See you back on Infinity."

Mission ends and the screen fades to black.




  • The spot where the pelican drops you in the cutscene is not the same spot as where the mission starts.
  • The terrain of the chapter was used in the campaign mission Reclaimer, specifically the location where the Lich appears.


  1. Halo Waypoint - Spartan Ops

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