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Second Battle of Andorhal
Andorhal
Conflict: Alliance-Horde War
Date: April 22nd - May 3rd, 33 L.C.
Place: Andorhal, Western Plaguelands
Outcome: Alliance victory
  • Alliance reclaims western portion of Andorhal.
  • Eastern portion of Horde-controlled Andorhal is sacked.
  • Andorhal is abandoned following the decommissioning of the Bulwark.
Belligerents:

Alliance Grand Alliance

Horde Crest New Horde

Commanders and Leaders:

GilneasBorderIcon Berenal Grayblade
Lordaeron Icon Kerdic Lothinil
StromgardeIcon1 Ceylin Twinblades
DarnassusTabard Jalcynter Swiftshadow
DarnassusTabard Maethor Shimmerwind

Orgrimmar Emblem Unknown Kor'kron Commander
Forsakeniconnew Unknown Forsaken Commander

Strength:

Thebulwark The Bulwark

Orgrimmar Emblem Orgrimmar Army

Forsakeniconnew Forsaken Army
Silvermoon City Emblem Thalassian Army

Casualties and Losses:

Moderate

Heavy

  • Town sacked


The Second Battle of Andorhal was a battle between the New Horde and the Alliance forces of the Bulwark vying for control of the town of Andorhal following its fall early in the Alliance-Horde War.

PreludeEdit

In the weeks prior to the battle, the orders that comprised the Bulwark met in Ironforge for their scheduled meeting. After hours of debating plights and fronts worth attention, they came to the decision to return to the Andorhal front, lost in the First Battle of Andorhal early in the war, a few years earlier.

On Monday April 22nd, 33 L.C., the forces of the Bulwark marched into the ruined town and set up their base of operations in the inn, still in a repaired state and standing after the fall of Thassarian's forces. Over the course of the next two weeks, the Alliance forces fought Forsaken and Blood Elven forces in the city and the outlying regions as well as a detachment of soldiers from the Kor'kron Guard.

Day 1 - Fortifying their PositionEdit

The Alliance forces entrenched in the western districts were soon noticed by the Forsaken troops garrisoned in the town, and battle erupted once more as they engaged the invading Bulwark forces. The combined forces of the Bulwark fought tooth and nail, pushing the undead forces out of the rebuilt section of the town and reclaiming it for the Alliance.

With their foothold in the town secure, the wounded were taken to the upper floor of the inn where an infirmary had been set up, while those still standing prepared for the coming battles.

Day 2 - Battle of Felstone FieldEdit

With soldiers staying behind to hold their headquarters in case of a Forsaken counter-attack, the Bulwark mobilized troops to the Felstone Field, one of the northern-most farms near Andorhal that they intended to secure it as an outpost to use against the Forsaken.

The Forsaken quickly picked up on Alliance activity in the area and assaulted the Bulwark forces, bringing in their elite troops to the front to combat the Alliance's best. Despite several Alliance losses and wounded during the battle, their valiant efforts saw the Forsaken attack routed and the farmland secured for the Alliance.

Day 3 - Alliance Counter-AttackEdit

The Alliance planned a bold attack on the Horde-controlled districts of Andorhal by charging through the town square and through the main gates. However, their charge was cut short when they reached the square, where Horde reinforcements had been called in to aid the Forsaken. A detachment of Kor'kron troops was deployed in the conflict along with Thalassian fighters, bolstered by a cohort of Forsaken rangers that rained arrows over the Alliance's heads and forced them to hold their ground at the Town Hall while the Orcs charged their lines.

After the initial waves of soldiers were pushed back, however, a momentary respite was given to the Alliance troops as the Kor'kron forces pulled back in the midst of a heated discussion between the Kor'kron commander, the Thalassian commander and the Forsaken commander at the other side of the battlefield. At the great surprise of almost everyone, by mid-battle they rejoined, but fought their way through the Blood Elves and Forsaken.

This caused a change in the battle. The previously pinned down soldiers pushed through the Horde lines, forcing them back. They had lost some soldiers and had many wounded and were forced to retreat as well, but knowing that the Horde casualties were greater than theirs.

Alliance forces noted that there were no Trolls in the Horde ranks during the battle, the only Horde race not to make an appearance in the fight.

Day 4 - Final Push and AftermathEdit

On Friday, May 3rd, Bulwark forces rallied to wash over the Horde portion of Andorhal. After a long and bloody battle, the Alliance forces present had successfully retook the majority of the city, but the Horde succeeded in saving the men left in the city the Forsaken controlled portion, which had been sacked during the battle resulting in an Alliance victory.

Half of the city as well as a great portion of the ruined districts remained in Alliance hands, pending rebuilding, while the Forsaken in Andorhal garrisoned into the shattered area in order to prevent their final hold from being lost. Bulwark forces remained in the region until the organization was decommissioned after having expended most of its resources on the capture of Andorhal. As a result, Andorhal was abandoned once more and the Forsaken have presumably retaken the entire city.

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