Private Augustus "Cole Train" Cole (voiced by Lester Speight or more commonly known as Terry Tate) is a soldier in COG military. Cole is a vibrant and enthusiastic character, who is often outspoken. In Gears of War, Cole and his comrade Baird are members of Alpha Squad but join Marcus and Dom after their squad mates are killed in combat. He is well known by soldiers and civilians for his career as a ‘Thrashball Player’ prior to Emergence Day. He played for the Hanover Cougars. Cole is briefly a playable character in Act One of Gears of War 3's single player campaign, where he leads a small force to search for supplies in his hometown.