a suggestion on the player portraits(if you wanna go through the extra work) would be to get master chief, along with the arbiter from halo wars(if possible)
The Master Chief never commanded ships. He was always on the ground. In fact, he disliked warships because he had very little control.
I watched ALL of the Halo Wars cutscenes and they were orgasmic, to say the least. I never thought Spartans could kick so much Honor Guard ass. I did like the pulse lasers and the covenant destroyers. Nota Bene: the UNSC ships, or at least Phoenix-class ships, have cannons, much like SOSE autocannons, for ship-to-ship combat. I think we can salvage most of the necessary weapon sound and visual FX from SOSE.
I've been thinking of ways to incorporate Pelicans into the mod and I've come up with this: the UNSC would never bombard an inhabitable planet with nuclear warheads or any other weapons. They would send down an invasion force, whether it be by means of Pelicans, Albatrosses, or exo-atmospheric insertion by means of HEVs. This would make for excellent research: Regimental Increase: Level 1:5%"damage" boost/Level 2: 10%boost, Albatrosses: Level 1:15% boost/ Level 2:20% boost, ODSTs: Level 1:25% boost
We could also do this with the Covenant. It would be unrealistic to think that they could re-inhabit a planet that they just bombarded with super-heated plasma. Firstly, all the ground would be glass. Secondly, the oceans and atmosphere would have boiled away. And still, the Covenant invaded a planet and exterminated its population before they glassed it. The Covenant have dropships and drop pods too. Why shouldn't they do the same as the UNSC[in the mod]?
I hate to have this repeated, but, we need a new thread up.
EDIT: Do a Brute chieftan for a portrait, too. Maybe Rtas Vaudum?