The Siege of Jacinto City was the turning point in the Locust War. With the Locust Horde suffering massive losses and a damaged infrastructure from the Lightmass Offensive; the Horde decided to the only way to defeat the Humans was to attack their last bastion of hope: Jacinto City. With Skorge using the Rift Worm to destroy cities and military installations around Jacinto, the Horde was then able to attack North Gate Agricultural Depot and water pipelines, depriving Jacinto of supplies. This lead the COG high command to regroup and make a counter-attack: Operation: Hollow Storm.
Prelude to the SiegeEdit
After the Lightmass Offensive, Coalition forces began to drop their guard. Seizing the opportunity, they began much needed repairs on their dwindling resources, and half of the Raven fleet was put in hangars for repair. However, hope of a victory proved premature. The Locust sunk the cities of Tollen and Montevado; then a massive Locust army began taking COG-controlled farmland, and the Stranded's looting had left the COG unable to properly react to the Locust assault. COG forces began to pull back toward Jacinto to prepare for an imminent siege.
Both Tollen and Montevado had literally fallen; they had been sunk. These cities were once thought invulnerable due to the thick, impenetrable rock of the Jacinto Plateau being too hard for Locust to breach. With the Locust slowly chipping away at the city's foundation, Jacinto itself was now threatened with the same fate as Tollen and Montevado, leaving Coalition High Command no other choice but to organize a counter-offensive into the Locust heart: The Hollow.
Beginning of the SiegeEdit
Months after the Lightmass Offensive, the Locust began raiding COG-controlled zones and attacking vital facilities, such as the North Gate Agricultural Depot, water pipelines, and Jacinto's main military hospital. After the successful Evacuation of North Gate, Locust troops laid siege to Jacinto City, pushing deeper into the city every day.
Siege and Hollow StormEdit
Locust forces entrenched themselves in Jacinto City and began moving into Cooper Street to attack the nearby hospital to raid supplies. The major Locust sinkhole was located near Cooper Street, and the Locust forces were able to move Grinders, Reavers, and Maulers into the area, quickly making it a stronghold. Fighting for Cooper Street cost the Coalition heavy causalities, and led to the fall of Pomeroy Depot. The nearby hospital was hit next, but heavy air support and Delta Squad were able to drive them off.
Since the Lightmass Offensive failed to kill all the Locust Horde in the Hollows, Coalition High Command theorized that an attack on the Inner Hollows via Landown to destroy the Locust home front would end the war once and for all. COG forces moved out of Jacinto and into the staging grounds for the Assault on Landown, taking heavy losses along the way. Gears managed to capture Landown and enter the Inner Hollows using Grindlifts, thus bringing the Locust War to the Locust themselves.
- ↑ Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant pg 3
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Gears of War 2: Act 1: Tip of the Spear
- ↑ Gears of War: Aspho Fields
- ↑ Gears of War Bonus Disk