Jilane Massacre

Locust War

  • 14 A.E.


  • Locust victory[1]
    • GBL is formed and continue resistance throughout the city.[1]
  • Loss of the Birthing Farm.

COGFlag Coalition of Ordered Governments

Locust symbol Locust Horde


Garrison C.O.


COG Garrison

Unknown, at least one Brumak[2]


Unknown, maybe heavy

Unknown, appears to be heavy[3]

"The Grubs hit Jilane hard. The Garrison was overun and the C.O. ordered his men to abandon the evac op."
— Alex, on the Massacre

The Jilane Massacre or First Battle of Jilane was a major military defeat for the Coalition when they lost the Jilane Farms. Jilane was a COG controlled city not far from Jacinto. The commanding officer of Jilane knew he stood no chance of holding out against such large numbers of Locust and so gave the order to withdraw. An evacuation operation began; however it had to be abandoned due to the rate at which the Locust Horde was taking the city. The birthing farm was abandoned and its inhabitants left to die. It was the right call according to doctrine; however, many thought it was the wrong call.

Order of BattleEdit


Jilane under siege.

Locust AssaultEdit

With Locust forces advancing throughout COG territory, the city of Jilane was no exception. Faced with an overwhelming force, with an overwhelming Locust army including Brumaks laying siege to the city,[2] the local Gear C.O. left the city to its fate, along with all the women and children in the breeding farms. This action lead to the massacre of the city's population.

Jilane MassacreEdit

With no Gears in the city, the farms were left defenseless and the women and children were left to fend for themselves. Whole sections of the hospital wards were left filled with dead patients.[1] Some of the surviving women formed the Grievous Bodily Love and were able to holdout against the Locust. They were unwilling to rejoin the COG, deciding to remain independent, until a crazy woman sent out a signal attracting both the Horde and COG.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gears of War: Barren
  2. 2.0 2.1 Gears of War: Barren Issue 10
  3. In Gears of War: Barren, large amount of dead grubs litter the city streets
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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