Gilneas Brigade

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The Gilneas Brigade, commanded by an unidentified Mountain King, was a detachment of troops within the Human Expedition that were led by Jaina Proudmoore to Kalimdor.[1]

The Gilneas Brigade was sent by Darius Crowley, a Gilnean noble and dissident.[2] Crowley's lands were split by the Greymane Wall and sent the Brigade in an act of defiance against Genn before the Northgate Rebellion.

While in service to Jaina the Gilneas Brigade would form an encampment and aid in guarding the passage into the Stonetalon Peaks. Some time later the encampment came under attack from Grom Hellscream and the Warsong clan. In response the brigade struck back against the rest of the Horde.

They're assumed to have regrouped to the rest of the Human Expedition and Lady Proudmoore.[3] The Gilneas Brigade became well known for its valiance during the war.[4]


Legion This section concerns content exclusive to Legion.

The Gilneas Brigade is one army of the Alliance in the Broken Isles, moving against the Burning Legion and Sylvanas Windrunner's forces under King Genn Greymane's command. The bulk of the Gilneas Brigade now comprise of Gilnean worgen. Whether this Brigade has any connection to the one from the Third War is unclear.


  1. ^ Warcraft III - The Invasion of Kalimdor - Cry of the Warsong
  2. ^ Lord of His Pack, page 11 - Crowley had not accepted the wall with grace. He had defied Greymane and had even aided the Alliance during what was now known as the Third War by sending the "Gilneas Brigade" to Lady Jaina Proudmoore.
  3. ^ World of Warcraft: Game Manual#Races in Conflict
  4. ^ Wolfheart, page 218