I was playing halo wars and for the most part it's a pretty good game I mean there are some breaks in canon but they were minor ones. But one that i saw that really bugged me is that the Spartans having shields and not the Elites. The Elites had shields way before halo wars and all of a sudden they don't? And Spartans wearing Mark 4 armor and having energy shields it might be a different varient for it's looks but having shields no that's really breaking canon. The only two times elites have shields is in campaign you occasionally see needler elites, a two elites squad with a shared health bar and shields. The only times u control elites in Halo wars that have shields is if u upgrade the honor guard elites to having a personal energy shields.