"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
Unknown B.E. Mount Kadar Laboratory Uprising
0 A.E. Emergence Day (First Battle of Jannermont · Battle of Mattino Junction · Battle of Porta Ogari · First Battle of Ilima · First Battle of Ephyra · Fall of Gorasnaya · Evacuation of Mercy) · Battle of Nordesca · Battle of Kinnerlake · Destruction of Halvo Bay (Destruction of Old Town · Battle of the Museum of Military Glory · Siege of Halvo Bay Military Academy · Evacuation of Seahorse Hills · Battle of Elliott's Mansion · Raid on Onyx Point · Destruction of Downtown Halvo Bay · Ambush on the Halvo Bay Courthouse · Battle of the Plaza) · Battle of Kaia · Battle of Autrin · Battle of Jasper
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
2 A.E. Hunt for the Locust Scientist
5 A.E. Fall of Landown
9 A.E. Battle of Noroa · Riverside Skirmish · Evacuation of Ilima (Ambush on Checkpoint Zeta · Assault on Ilima Savings and Trust · Mission to Ilima High School · Battle of Downtown Ilima · Battle of Dr. Wisen's Orphanage)
10 A.E. Battle of Estana · Skirmish at Shenko Falls · Fall 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 · Jilane Massacre · Siege of the Slab · Battle of the Slab · Lightmass Offensive (Battle of Embry Square · Mission to House of Sovereigns · Ambush at the Tomb of the Unknowns · Mission to Old Ephyra · Skirmish at Aspho Gas Station · Assault on Franklin's Outpost · Mission to Lethia Imulsion Facility · Mission to East Barricade Academy · Battle of Haldane Hall · Mission to Timgad · Skirmish at Timgad Station · Battle on the Tyro Pillar) · Ambush at Sovereigns Boulevard · Evacuation of North Gate · Mission to Tollen · Battle of the Tollen Dam · Evacuation of Speyer · Evacuation of Fort Reval · 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 City (Raid on Pomeroy Depot · Raid on Jacinto Med) · Operation: Hollow Storm (Battle of Stromson Forest · Assault on Landown · Assault on the Inner Hollow · Battle of Ilima · Destruction of the Riftworm · Mission to New Hope Research Facility · Mission to Mount Kadar · Battle Outside of Nexus · Siege of Nexus · Battle of the Royal Palace · Assault on Jacinto Command · Sinking of Jacinto City) · First Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Skirmish South of Port Farrall · Second Mission to Merrenat Naval Base · Battle of Port Farrall · Ambush Outside of Port Farrall
15 A.E. Skirmish in the Kashkur Foothills
17 A.E. Skirmish at Endeavor · First Battle of Azura · Victory Day (Battle of Centennial Bridge · Ambush on Hanover Coast · Battle of the Deadlands · Battle of the Anvegad Plains · Battle of Anvil Gate · Mission to Halvo Bay · Skirmish in Concord · Mission to Mercy · Assault on Griffin Tower · Battle of Endeavor · Incursions in the Serano Ocean · Raid on the Maelstrom Barrier · Second Battle of Anvil Gate · Second Battle of Azura · Battle of Pinnacle Tower)
42 A.E. Mission to Mount Kadar Laboratory
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