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Introduction
In the Age of Chaos, two factions battled for dominance. The kingdom of Azeroth was a prosperous one. The Humans who dwelled there turned the land into a paradise. The Knights of Stormwind and the Clerics of Northshire Abbey roamed far and wide serving the King's people with honor and justice. The well-trained armies of the King maintained a lasting peace for many generations.

Then came the Orcish hordes... No one knew where these creatures came from, and none were prepared for the terror that they spawned. Their warriors wielded axe and spear with deadly proficiency, while others rode dark wolves as black as the moonless night. Unimagined were the destructive powers of their evil magiks, derived from the fires of the underworld.

With an ingenious arsenal of weaponry and powerful magic, these two forces collide in a contest of cunning, intellect, and brute strength with the victor claiming dominance over the whole of Azeroth.

Welcome to the World of Warcraft.
Map of Azeroth
Map of Azeroth seen in game

Although the Single Player Human and Orc Campaigns are separate, they intertwine chronologically: for example, in the second scenario of the Human Campaign, you prepare Grand Hamlet for an attack that occurs in the third scenario of the Orc Campaign; in the seventh scenario of the Human Campaign, you respond to an attack on Sunnyglade that occurred in the sixth scenario of the Orc Campaign (Orc scenarios also tend to be (slightly) more difficult than their Human equivalents). Thus to play through the story in chronological order you should alternate between the two, starting with the Human Campaign.

While Human structures and Orc structures are identical or analogous in almost every way except appearance (the only other difference is that Human Stables are 3x3 while an Orc Kennel is 2x3), there's more variation between Human units and Orc units:

Human unit Range Damage Armor HP Orc unit Range Damage Armor HP
Min Norm Min Norm
Peasant
Warcraft Icon Peasant.png
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
40 Peon
Warcraft Icon Peon.png
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
40
Footman
Warcraft Icon Footman.png
1 09 Sword
11 Upgrade Sword Strength (750 Gold)
13 Upgrade Sword Strength (1500 Gold)
2 Shield
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
6 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
60 Grunt
Warcraft Icon Grunt.png
1 09 Axe
11 Upgrade Axe Strength (750 Gold)
13 Upgrade Axe Strength (1500 Gold)
2 Shield
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
6 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
60
Archer
Warcraft Icon Archer.png
5 4 Arrow
6 Upgrade Arrow Strength (750 Gold)
8 Upgrade Arrow Strength (1500 Gold)
1 Shield
3 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
5 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
60 Spearman
Warcraft Icon Spearman.png
4 5 Spear
7 Upgrade Spear Strength (750 Gold)
9 Upgrade Spear Strength (1500 Gold)
1 Shield
3 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
5 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
60
Cleric
Warcraft Icon Cleric.png
1 6 0 Attack
2 Upgrade Sword Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Sword Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
40 Necrolyte
Warcraft Icon Necrolyte.png
2 6 0 Attack
2 Upgrade Axe Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Axe Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
40
Skeleton
Warcraft Icon Skeleton (Orc).png
1 4 Axe
6 Upgrade Axe Strength (750 Gold)
8 Upgrade Axe Strength (1500 Gold)
1 Shield
3 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
5 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
40
Knight
Warcraft Icon Knight.png
1 13 Sword
15 Upgrade Sword Strength (750 Gold)
17 Upgrade Sword Strength (1500 Gold)
5 Shield
7 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
9 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
90 Raider
Warcraft Icon Raider.png
1 13 Axe
15 Upgrade Axe Strength (750 Gold)
17 Upgrade Axe Strength (1500 Gold)
5 Shield
7 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
9 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
90
Catapult
Warcraft Icon Catapult (Human).png
8 255 0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
120 Catapult
Warcraft Icon Catapult (Orc).png
8 255 0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
120
Conjurer
Warcraft Icon Conjurer.png
3 6 0 Attack
2 Upgrade Sword Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Sword Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
40 Warlock
Warcraft Icon Warlock.png
2 6 0 Attack
2 Upgrade Axe Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Axe Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
40
Scorpion
Warcraft Icon Scorpion.png
3 0 Sword
2 Upgrade Sword Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Sword Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
30 Spider
Warcraft Icon Spider.png
1 3 Axe
5 Upgrade Axe Strength (750 Gold)
7 Upgrade Axe Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
30
Water Elemental
Warcraft Icon Water Elemental.png
3 40 0 Sword
2 Upgrade Sword Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Sword Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
250 Daemon
Warcraft Icon Daemon.png
65 Axe
67 Upgrade Axe Strength (750 Gold)
69 Upgrade Axe Strength (1500 Gold)
0 Shield
2 Upgrade Shield Strength (750 Gold)
4 Upgrade Shield Strength (1500 Gold)
300

Score[edit]

Score and rank are for information only, since there's no high score table at the end of each game or campaign.

You start any Single Player campaign or custom game with 300 points and the rank of Peasant (Human) or Peon (Orc). During a game you gain a point each time a Peasant or Peon returns goods to your Town Hall after harvesting Lumber or mining Gold, and you lose points when any of your units or structures are destroyed (although rebuilding can allow you to recover some). To display your current score and rank (as well as objectives) in the Mini Map window during a game, press F8.

You gain 50 points at the end of each game, regardless of its outcome, and another 500 points if the outcome is victory. As your score increases, so does your rank beyond certain thresholds.

Score > Rank
Human Orc
0 Slave Slave
200 Peasant Peon
300 Squire Rogue
400 Footman Grunt
800 Corporal Slasher
1600 Sergeant Sergeant
2400 Lieutenant Commander
3200 Captain Captain
4000 Major Major
4800 Knight Raider
Score > Rank
Human Orc
5200 General General
5600 Brigadier Master
6000 Marshall Marshall
6400 Lord Slayer
6800 Duke Dictator
7200 War Leader War Chief
9600 Demigod Demigod
11400 God God
11880 Designer Designer
? Slave Slave

Beyond a certain point, your score rolls back to 0. During the Human and Orc Campaigns, after each victory you start each new scenario with your score and rank at the end of the last one... although if you restart a scenario before defeat or victory, then you restart while retaining your current score and rank. However, each scenario in the campaigns has a maximum score, so even if you exceed it during a game then that is the score at the end.

Scenario Maximum Score Maximum Rank
Human Orc
1 1800 Sergeant Sergeant
2 2600 Lieutenant Commander
3 3400 Captain Captain
4 4200 Major Major
5 5000 Knight Raider
6 5400 General General
Scenario Maximum Score Maximum Rank
Human Orc
7 6200 Marshall Marshall
8 7000 Duke Dictator
9 9800 Demigod Demigod
10 10350 Demigod Demigod
11 11900 Designer Designer
12 ? Designer Designer