The Fall of Auchindoun
Location Fortress Auchindoun, Draenor
Result Alliance Expedition victory
  Alliance Expedition

Horde of Draenor

Commanders and leaders

Alliance Expedition


Horde of Draenor

  • Unknown Horde commander
Casualties and losses

Alliance Expedition

  • Moderate

Horde of Draenor

  • Heavy
Previous Alliance Upon the Shadowed Seas
Next Alliance Deathwing
Alternate level Horde New Stormwind
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 Fall of Auchindoun is the sixth mission of the Alliance campaign in Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal.

Mission briefing

KurdranGryphon Rider of Northeron — has returned from his patrol with vital news. He has located the hidden Fortress of Auchindoun and the battlements that serve as stronghold to the Bleeding Hollow clan. Alleria's Rangers also report that they have seen a massive force moving towards the North, and suspect that these troops are staging for another attack upon Azeroth.

Although the Orcish army is too large for your forces to battle alone, you may be able to launch a raid against Auchindoun. Should your strike succeed, you would force their army to retreat - or be cut off and destroyed.

Raze the Fortress of Auchindoun and retreat before their forces can rally against you.


  • Turalyon and Danath must return to the Circle of Power after destroying Bleeding Hollow (Orange)


Alliance Expedition
Horde of Draenor


  • As the briefing suggests, the easiest way to win this mission is to use all your starting units to immediately attack and destroy the orange player, and then retreat your Heroes back to the Circle of Power. While it is also possible to win in the traditional way, by building a base and wiping out the enemies one by one, this is much harder to achieve in this mission.


Mission playthrough