|Assault on Hillsbrad|
|Location||Zul'dare and Hillsbrad|
|New Enemy Units||none|
Needing a large number and farms to support the operation, much time was spent making preparations and gathering resources before constructing the lumber mill and shipyard required to begin the first stage. The Horde unit kept the destroyer that had brought them close to the shore north of town. With eight workers at their disposal, the shipyard went up near where the destroyer was anchored.
Soon they had both a shipyard and a refinery on the north shore, with several tankers, gathering oil from a nearby patch. Four destroyers were launched to clear the seas, then all five were sent far to the northeast where the enemy platform needed removal. From there, they swept westward to the coastline near Hillsbrad, sinking a transport that had managed to make a single delivery of humans the Horde base. To prevent further annoyances of that sort, the Horde warships made quick work of the Alliance’s coast structures, leaving the nearby enemy tower standing so they could watch. The destroyers remained near the shore; while the Horde prepared to land their own force.
While a new barracks provided training for six grunts and six trolls, the Horde constructed two transports for them and the lumber mill cut new, nicely balanced throwing axes for the raid. Once the transports had been loaded and delivered to waiting destroyers, they placed a single warship close enough to shore to pound the Alliance tower. This panicked their soldiers into thinking they could stop them at the shoreline; as they came, the Horde’s other warships opened fire. With the coast reasonably clear, the transports landed and released the Hordes to level the town. All the defenders were slaughtered first; then their structures fell like straw huts. Soon word of victory against the township of Hillsbrad reached Doomhammer, who shortly thereafter rewarded the unit with an opportunity for more destruction near the mainland to the north.