For lore about this location, see Badlands.
The Badlands
Location Badlands, Khaz Modan
Result Orcish Horde victory

Orcish Horde


Alliance of Lordaeron

Commanders and leaders

Orcish Horde


Alliance of Lordaeron

  • Unknown Alliance commander
Casualties and losses

Orcish Horde

  • Moderate

Alliance of Lordaeron

  • Heavy
Previous Horde Tol Barad
Next Horde The Fall of Stromgarde
Alternate level Alliance Dun Algaz
This article contains lore taken from Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal, the manuals, and/or official bonus maps.

The Badlands is the sixth mission of the Horde campaign in Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness.

Mission briefing

Doomhammer has sent word that the Ogre-Mage Cho'gall, chieftain of the Twilight's Hammer clan, is personally inspecting the Refinery at Grim Batol. Cho'gall and his convoy will be traveling through the badlands of Khaz Modan, and an ambush by Stromgarde warriors is expected. The War Chief expects you to safeguard Cho'gall and his minions through this region. Should he die, your life will be forfeit as well...



Note: this account comes from the Official Strategy Guide, which features a first-person description of each mission from the game.

The importance of this mission earned Utok's commander the use of a powerful army, which they assembled before setting out southward along the coastline. Cho'gall and the catapults remained in the rear; the other troops led the way for them. Occasionally Cho'gall would create Eyes of Kilrogg to inspect for them. Soon, they came to the first human defensive wall.

The catapults were brought to the front and trained on the enemy ballistae behind the wall. With that threat removed, the troops set about knocking down a section of wall to slaughter the other defenders. They were constantly ordering them to return to the main group, for their bloodlust kept leading them inland to alarm more enemies. Continuing south along the coast, they encountered a second group of enemies with destroyers close by, so they gutted the humans before sinking the ships with their catapults.

With their goal in view to the east, they ripped apart a final large group of humans before they marched in and claimed the village for themselves. After Cho'gall had made contact with higher powers on the Circle, their bloodthirsty and frustrated troops were released to wreak havoc wherever they wished. Many did not return.[1]


Orcish Horde
Alliance of Lordaeron



Mission playthrough