Battle of the Slab


Lightmass Offensive


Jilane Massacre

Assault on Franklin's Outpost

Locust War


14 AE


Franklin's Outpost

  • COG victory
  • Stranded pyrrhic victory
    • Locust defeated
    • Stranded forced to abandon outpost

COGFlag Coalition of Ordered Governments

Locust symbol Locust Horde



  • At least seven Stranded
  • All Locust
  • Dozens of Kryll

The Assault on Franklin's Outpost was an attack on Stranded leader Franklin Tsoko's outpost in the ruins of Ephyra by the Locust.

Order of BattleEdit

COG Arrival and Checkpoint OneEdit

Before the attack on the outpost, the Locust presence in the area was stirred up by the Coalition of Ordered Governments Lightmass Offensive. COG squad Delta-One arrived at the outpost, and Cpl. Dominic Santiago asked to borrow Franklin Tsoko's APC for the Offensive. Tsoko agreed, but asked that Pvt. Damon Baird and Pvt. Augustus Cole remain at the outpost while Dom and Sgt. Marcus Fenix got the vehicle, in order to increase the outpost's security.[1] The Locust began attacking the outpost's checkpoints not long after this, causing Franklin to assume that they were planning to attack the outpost as well. He ordered his militia forces to begin preparing for an attack, and told Dom and Marcus to hurry up in getting back with the vehicle. Checkpoint One was lost to Kryll, and Franklin ordered his men to check the lights around the outpost. He and his men then began bringing out their heavy weaponry, in anticipation of a large assault.[2]

Locust AssaultEdit

The Locust soon began their attack, and Kryll swarmed around the area. Baird and Cole assisted in the defense of the outpost, and contacted Marcus and Dom, telling them to hurry back.[2] Aspho Gas Station, an outlying portion of the outpost, was destroyed, but Marcus, Dom, and Chaps managed to escape from it in Laverne and headed towards the outpost. They burned dozens of Kryll on the way using Laverne’s ultra-violet turret.[3] They arrived at the main outpost, and joined Baird, Cole, and several members of the Stranded militia in fighting the heavy Locust assault. They took refuge on the wall the Stranded had established around the perimeter, but most of the Stranded defenders were killed. Several Emergence Holes opened up in the camp, but Delta managed to close them. Eventually, a massive Emergence Hole opened up, swallowing the main part of the camp into the ground. Four Boomers emerged, but were killed by Delta, ending the battle.[4]


The Locust had been fought off, but many of the Stranded defenders had died. Franklin escaped alive, but with the loss of one of the Stranded's largest outposts, many Stranded fled underground to try and seek shelter.[5]


  1. Gears of War: Act 2: Nightfall: Grist
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gears of War: Act 2: Nightfall: Lethal Dusk
  3. Gears of War: Act 2: Nightfall: Powder Keg/Burnt Rubber
  4. Gears of War: Act 2: Nightfall: Last Stand
  5. Gears of War 2

Locust War
0 A.E. Emergence Day (First Battle of Jannermont · Battle of Porta Ogari · Battle of Mattino Junction · Battle of Nordesca · Evacuation of Mercy · Battle of Ephyra (E-Day) · Fall of Gorasnaya ) · Battle of Kinnerlake · Destruction of Halvo Bay · Battle of Autrin · Battle of Jasper · Battle of Kaia
1 A.E. Battle of Bonbourg · Second battle of Jannermont · Fall of Ostri · Battle of Andius · Ambush on Voslov Bridge · Hammer of Dawn strikes · Battle of Oblivion · Skirmish in the Live Zone
5 A.E. Fall of Landown
9 A.E. Battle of Noroa · Riverside Skirmish ·Evacuation of Ilima
10 A.E. Battle of Estana · Skirmish at Shenko Falls · Battle of Ephyra
11 A.E. Skirmish outside the Wire
12 A.E. Raid on Ginnet Drive · Incursions at Endeavor
13 A.E. Battle on the Andius Highway · West Barricade Campaign · Raid on the CIC
14 A.E. Operation: Midnight · Siege of the Slab · Battle of the Slab · Lightmass Offensive · Assault on Franklin's Outpost · Battle of Tollen Dam · Evacuation of Fort Reval · Evacuation of Speyer · Jilane Massacre · Ambush at Sovereigns Boulevard · Evacuation of North Gate · Sinking of Tollen and Montevado · Mission to Tollen · Battle outside of Jacinto · Mission to the Pirnah Badlands · Battle for Fucked · Mission to Montevado · Battle near Jacinto · Unidentified M.O.U.T. battle · Liberation of Jilane · Siege of Jacinto (Raid on Pomeroy Depot · Raid on Jacinto Med) · Operation: Hollow Storm (Assault on Landown · Battle of Ilima · Mission to New Hope Research Facility · Siege of Nexus) · First Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Skirmish south of Port Farrall · Second Mission to Merrenat Naval Base
15 A.E. Battle of Port Farrall · Ambush outside of Port Farrall · Lambent Pandemic
16 A.E. Skirmish in the Kashkur Foothills
17 A.E. First Battle of Azura · Mission to Hanover · Battle of Centennial Bridge · Battle of the Deadlands · Battle of Anvil Gate · Mission to Mercy · Attack on Griffin Tower · Battle of Endeavor Naval Shipyard · Mission to Halvo Bay · Second Battle of Azura

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