The Let's Play Archive

Warcraft II

by Azzur

Part 35: Wednesday Night War Recap

Wednesday Night War Recap

Orc Briefing, Viddler, or Youtube

Human Briefing, Viddler, or Youtube

Okay, it's been awhile, let's be honest. It may be a little confusing as to what exactly is going on in this crazy war of ours. I mean, first off, this campaign was fought entirely in the dwarven lands and not one dwarf made an appearance! Well, let's look at the map, once more re-imagined!

Oh, this is going to be fun already!

Alright, so when last we left, the war could still go any way. The orcish Horde was pushing aggressively into Lordaeron when the Alliance began its counterattack. The dwarven lands of Khaz Modan turned out to be a pivotal area for the war. Let's break this down a little...

The Alliance strikes out against the orcish outpost in the remains of Dun Modr after defending numerous attacks upon Tol Barad. The island fortress proves to be a great aid to the human Alliance as they are able to crush the orcish fleets without fear of being counterattacked. After taking Dun Modr back, the Alliance pushed through the Thandol Span and into Dun Algaz, which the Horde had also come to occupy in their grand sweep of the northern territories. The orc forces could not get their defenses up in time to stop the human blitz, and the refineries at Grim Batol were shut down. The fortress, however, never fell completely, but the Horde was still left in a bad position. Speaking of which...

The Horde breaks down into politics more now that they feel secure in their victory against the Alliance. When Dun Modr is taken back, they are caught off-guard. Knowing that Tol Barad is a major roadblock to travel in the dwarven lands, a fully concerted attack is sent against the fortress, and it is eventually taken. Gul'dan and Cho'Gall began to look at the big picture, setting into motion a number of plots. The first involved Cho'Gall getting to Grim Batol, where he presumably conducted more than simple tests on the refineries. Meanwhile, Doomhammer sent his forces against the human town of Stromgarde, now a shell of its former glory. The attack succeeded, but did not stop the diehard Stromgarde soldiers, who did not back down from the war.

This victors of this campaign are the humans who have kept themselves from destruction, while pushing at just the proper moment. The Horde was slowly beginning to split between followers of Doomhammer and followers of Gul'dan. While they may not have known it, patience had proven to be the Alliance's best defense.

And so concludes our chapter in Khaz Modan. What does that mean? It means it's time we push up into the northern-most lands in Act III: It's Raining Fireballs and Elven Tears! It also means we're treated to another cinematic.

Orc Cinematic, Viddler, or Youtube

Human Cinematic, Viddler, or Youtube