The Ironmarch Vanguard (or Iron March) is an expeditionary force of the Iron Horde that has traveled through the Dark Portal in order to invade Azeroth, acting upon the orders of Garrosh Hellscream to establish their presence within Blackrock Spire to create a weapon of mass destruction, capable of destroying large portions of Eastern Kingdoms, including Stormwind. They have taken control of Nethergarde Keep and Dreadmaul Hold, and have allied themselves with the Dreadmaul tribe and the nefarious alchemist Kyrak. The joined force of the Ironmarch and Dragonmaw clan in the Spire is known as Black Iron.
The Ironmarch first appeared during the Iron Horde Incursion world event, immediately preceding Warlords of Draenor.
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These mobs didn't make it to live for the event. The reason for this is unknown.
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- Several green-skinned orcs were members of the Ironmarch during the Warlords of Draenor beta. It is likely that they were members of the True Horde that joined with the Iron Horde when they began their invasion, or they could have been a part of Okril'lon Hold and switched sides during the attack. Since one of them is still wearing what looks like a Kor'kron or Warsong clan tabard, the probability of him being an Azerothian Garrosh loyalist is very likely.
- An unfinished quest in Shadowmoon Valley may suggest that the Ironmarch army may have been the intended force that was to attack Shadowmoon Valley before the revamp of the zone.
- Patch 6.0.3 (2014-10-28): The Iron Horde invasion has ended.
- Accessing the event is still available but the [Iron Starlette] pet and [The Iron Invasion] achievement are no longer available to players who missed the event.