This article is about the modern brigade. For the brigade that fought during the Third War, see Gilneas Brigade (Warcraft III).
AllianceGilneas Brigade
A Gilnean version of the Alliance Banner flown in Dalaran and in Drustvar by the Brigade.
Main leader IconSmall Genn.gifIconSmall Greymane.gif Genn Greymane
Secondary leaders IconSmall Lorna.gif Lorna Crowley
Race(s) HumanHuman Human
WorgenWorgen Worgen
Capital Greywatch
Other major settlements Crowley's Overlook, Warden Towers
Theater of operations Broken Isles, Drustvar
Language(s) Common
Affiliation Kingdom of Gilneas, Alliance
Status Active

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 army comprises of Gilneans, both human and worgen, though are seen with dwarven aid in Stormheim.

Whether this Brigade has any connection to the one from the Third War is unclear.


Greywatch, the Brigade's encampment in Stormheim.

Legion This section concerns content related to Legion.

The Gilneas Brigade established Greywatch to secure Stormheim from threats. Lorna Crowley is a members of the contemporary Gilneas Brigade. Word reaches the Gilneas Brigade of Sylvanas' intentions to sail for Stormheim, which causes King Greymane to become an attache to a 7th Legion deployment upon the Skyfire.[1]

Lorna fought alongside King Greymane on the Skyfire as they assaulted Sylvanas' fleet and brought Alliance reinforcements to the Broken Isles. At Stormheim, Lorna would lead Gilneas Brigade scouts and aid Greymane's mercenaries in undergoing the various ancient trials necessary to obtain the  [Aegis of Aggramar]. Eventually, the Gilneas Brigade uncovers that the Forsaken means to plague Greywatch like they did Gilneas. Greymane commands his forces to destroy the plague caches and the invading Forsaken apothecary to secure Greywatch and later sends Lorna to uncover what Sylvanas seeks in Skold-Ashil. As Lorna discovers that Sylvanas means to create more Val'kyr by subjugating Eyir, Genn musters the Alliance fleet in trying to assault Dreadwake's Landing. The battle at Greymane's Offensive goes poorly and his offensive is repelled. After hearing news of Lorna's intelligence, Genn personally goes to the vault in Skold-Ashil and prevents Sylvanas from subjugating Eyir.[2]

Following this, the Gilneas Brigade deploys across the Broken Isles, contesting Warden Towers against the Queensguard, going back and forth over control and attack of each tower. During the Legion Invasions of Val'sharah, it is possible that the garrison at Starstalker's Point is over run by the Legion and slain.

Battle for Azeroth This section concerns content related to Battle for Azeroth.

The Brigade continued activity following the downfall of the Legion, establishing a base camp in Drustvar, led by Marshal Layre. The encampment was later attacked by the Horde, seeking to drive the brigade out.[3]





The Brigade's appearance in Battle for Azeroth along the Brackish Coast.

  • While Darius Crowley appears on the Skyfire during the beginning of Legion's questing experience, he himself does not show up for the events of the Cove of Nashal and Stormheim until the events of the assault on the Broken Shore by the Armies of Legionfall.
    • Multiple unused NPCs with <Gilneas Brigade> title can be found for Crowley in the files, alluding to the idea he was going to have a bigger role at one point with the Brigade; including NPCs for his inclusion in the Warrior Order Hall (which he was later included in).
      • It is noted when he is saved by the Valarjar, he was being held captive on the Broken Shore.
  • Members Lieutenant Castle, Master Assassin Olric Deepshadow Assassin, and Graveborn Assassin were set to appear in Legion, but were left unused.
    • Strangely, the Graveborn Assassins are Forsaken.
  • Notably, the only other race seen actively working with the Gilneas Brigade in their encampments, barring human Gilneans, are dwarves. This may be a reference to the fact that the Gilneas Brigade of Warcraft III was led by a Dwarven Mountain King.
  • Most members are wearing the same tabard as the Gilneas Liberation Front.
    • Fittingly, the Liberation Front's leadership is also part of the Gilneas' Brigade's leadership.


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