Halo 4 may just be 2012's most eagerly anticipated games release.

It's not our for another few months (November 6, to be precise), so in the meantime you'll have to make do with this – the first of a special live-action web series.

It takes viewers right back to the beginning of the human and Covenant war, and is set at the United Nations Space Command military academy.

Following a group of cadets in training, the action will unfold over five episodes – stay tuned to FHM.com for the next instalment.