This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and official bonus maps.

This is the first mission of the Human Campaign in the game demo of Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

Note: This is an early version of the mission Hillsbrad (WC2) seen in the retail game. It shares the same mission objectives, but the map design and briefing are slightly different.


Due to your position as regional commander of the southern defense forces, Lord Terenas commands that you raise an outpost in the Hillsbrad foothills.

It is rumored that Orcish marauders have been raiding coastal towns in the area, but whether these attacks are part of a greater Horde offensive is, as yet, unknown.

Your outpost is to consist of a farming community of at least four Farms and an Elven Lumber Mill. You must construct a Barracks in order to safeguard the Hillsbrad operation.

Your base will serve to give advance warning of Orcish troop movements in the area and is an essential part of securing Alliance operations.


  • Build four farms.
  • Build a barracks.
  • Build a lumber mill.
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