This article or section contains lore taken from Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

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].


This article or section includes speculation, observations or opinions possibly supported by lore or by Blizzard officials. It should not be taken as representing official lore.
  • Due to Gilneas' isolationist policy, it is possible that the Brigade was formed by Gilnean dissidents, and the pro-Alliance rebels lead by Darius Crowley. Although, how these men would have escaped the Greymane Wall is a mystery.
  • It could also be that the members of the Brigade, were some of the villagers of Pyrewood, as new information suggests that Pyrewood was originally a Gilnean village. This could explain their existence, as Pyrewood was not isolated behind the Greymane Wall.
  • As stated in the World of Warcraft game website Genn Greymane story Lord Darius Crowley sent troops to Jaina Proudmoore during the Third War which was called the Gilneas Brigade.[2]
  • Though it is called the Gilneas Brigade(Gilneas is a human nation),most of its troops are (As seen in Warcraft III:Reign of Chaos)Ironforge Dwarves.


  1. ^ Warcraft III - The Invasion of Kalimdor - Cry of the Warsong
  2. ^ World of Warcraft: Cataclysm - Features - Leaders of the Alliance: Genn Greymane. Official World of Warcraft: Cataclysm site , 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.”
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