This guide will tell you how to get the achievements in Microsoft's new game for Xbox 360: Halo Wars
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Halo Wars: Finding all the skulls & Blackboxes
Finding all the Skulls in Halo Wars took us a while to figure out. The trick is really simple though.
Basically you have to do the optional objective in each mission, which is about killing a specific number of an enemy unit type. After doing that, a location on the mini-map will flash shortly - keep an eye on this, as this is where you will find the skull.
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Skullname: Look Daddy! (Mission 1: Alpha Base)
Kill 100 grunts.
Skullname: Grunt Birthday Party (Mission 2: Relic Approach)
Kill 20 Jackals
Skullname: Cowbell (Mission 3: Relic Interior)
Kill 45 Hunters
Skullname: Wuv Woo (Mission 4: Arcadia City)
Kill 50 Elites
<-- The picture to the left shows where to find Adam.
Basically, open the console right next to the black box, and Adam will come running.
Mission 15: Opened the Doors in order
To unlock this Achievement, you have to open the Doors in the correct order. The correct order is:
1. The Door just north of your starting Base
2. The Door directly opposite Door 1
3. The Door to the East of Door 1
4. The Door directly opposite Door 3
5. The Door north of Door 3.
6. The Door directly opposite Door 5
Alas, Poor Andrew Thomas (5 GP)
Just collect a single Skull in any of the missions.
Read more about how to find the Skulls under the Graverobber Achievement.
Graverobber (30 GP)
Collected all skulls
There is a skull in each mission. In order to collect a skull, you have to complete the optional mission, which is about killing a specific number of an enemy unit type. After doing that, a location on the mini-map will flash shortly - keep an eye on this, as this is where you will find the skull.
See pictures above for the exact skull locations.
Running the Show (50 GP)
Obtained the General rank on Xbox LIVE
To reach the General rank, you have to score a total of 3,2 million points in online matches. Here is a list of all the ranks in Halo Wars:
Recruit 0 points (You get this after playing one time over Xbox Live)
Lieutenant 80,000 points
Captain 200,000 points
Major 400,000 points
Commander 800,000 points
Colonel 1,600,000 points
Brigadier 2,400,000 points
General 3,200,000 points
Covenant "Hot Drop" (5 GP)
Mission 3: Killed at least 5 Covenant Units with the Bridge
When you are returning with Forge and Anders, you cross the Bridge to the east. After all your units have crossed the bridge, wait until the Covenant Units are on the middle of the Bridge, and then use the console below the Bridge to deactivate it. If you do not kill 5 Covenant Units on your first attempt, just turn the Bridge back on, and wait for more Covenant Units to step onto the Bridge.
Battened Down the Hatches (5 GP)
Mission 11: Saved all the Airlocks
In this mission, no Airlock must be destroyed. This achievement can be quite difficult on the harder levels, so it is recommended to do this on either Easy or Medium difficulty. In order to prevent the Airlocks from being destroyed, you should build Towers around them. When an Airlock gets damaged, use your healing power to regenerate its health points.
Rhino Hugger (5 GP)
Mission 6: Successfully protected every Rhino
As soon as you deploy a Rhino, do not let the Covenant destroy it. This one is pretty easy. It is actually only the first and the second Rhino which are at risk.
No Way Home?
Didn't Get To Second Base
Beaming with Pride
Handy with Tools
Ugly is only Skin Deep
Key to Pirth
He's Got The Jack
The Real Winner
Everything's Better with Bacon
Meet Sergeant Forge
Adjudicate the Arbiter
Detour the Great Journey
Finish all missions under Par Time on Heroic difficulty