Analysis of the Combine Strategyby Gen. William H. ReidAnalysis of the Combine Strategy by MouseDenton
In the years since the Seven Hour War, we've been meticulously studying the Combine. Together with data collected from across the globe during their occupation and our cooperation with the Vortigaunts, we've formulated a strong theory about their overall strategy, and its vulnerabilities.
The biggest question that's been plaguing us is how they were able to destroy all Earthly resistance at the height of our military power, and yet be unable to eliminate a small rebel group. By going over the details of what happened in the Seven Hour War, we believe it's simply because the Combine are militarily incompetent.
The war started shortly after the Black Mesa Incident, suggesting they jumped right into the invasion without taking time to study us first. The sudden appearance of alien transmissions during the war supports this. Their attack was sudden, global, and simultaneous, but their military units showed little, if any, coordination with one another. It was simply