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The Stormwind Army
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Military Type

Army

Allegience

The Kingdom of Stormwind

Size

Headquarters

Stormwind City
Command Center

Leaders

King Anduin Wrynn
Grand Marshal Julianne Tremblade

Notable engagements

First War
Second War
Third War
War in Outland
War against the Lich King
Fourth War
War against the Twilight's Hammer
War against the Iron Horde
Third Legion Invasion of Azeroth

War Flag

Stormwind National Colors

Status

Active

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Lands

Stormwind City (King's Country) · Elwynn Forest · Redridge Mountains · Westfall · Duskwood · Greyhallow Peninsula · Redrock

Organizations

Stormwind Army · Stormwind Guard · Stormwind Navy · SI:7 · Defias Brotherhood · House of Nobles · Kingdom of Stormwind

See also, House of Wrynn, Stormwind Peerage, Stormwind Organizations

The Stormwind Army is the standing army of the Kingdom of Stormwind. While under direct authority of the House of Wrynn, many of its higher-ranked officers and commanders come from the Stormwind House of Nobles, where many of the kingdom's lords have donated their own armsmen to Stormwind's cause.

History Edit

While some consider the founding of the Stormwind Militia in the War for Stormwind's Independence to be the beginning of the Stormwind Army, it was not until Samson Wrynn's return to the throne after his exile during the Ten Years' Strife that the army received its namesake - the difference between the militia and the army being that the soldiers of the army were required to swear fealty to the House of Wrynn over their provincial lords. The Stormwind Army has served the House of Wrynn since its founding, keeping the realm secure and fending off any powers that might threaten the kingdom from abroad.

War of the Three Hammers Edit

During the War of the Three Hammers in the late 4th century K.C., King Charles Wrynn sent a contingent of cavalrymen of the Brotherhood of the Horse along with several units of the army to fight the Dark Iron Clan of dwarves in the Red Steppes. The forces of Stormwind suffered heavy casualties when Tharussian summoned the firelord, Ragnaros, sundering and destroying the Red Steppes into the charred state they are known for today.

Age of Conquest Edit

After the shock of the destruction of the Red Steppes settled, the kings of the late 4th and early 5th centuries set their sights on expanding the realm of Stormwind through colonization and conquest. The Stormwind Army was at the front of such aspirations, clearing arable land in Stranglethorn Vale and the Black Morass for Stormwind settlement.

The First War Edit

During the First War, the Stormwind Army fought valiantly against the Orcish Horde when they surged through the Dark Portal in 582 K.C. While the first attack on Stormwind City was repelled, King Adamant Wrynn III fell in battle. For years the Stormwind Army fought a bloody battle of attrition against the Horde, eventually collapsing and making a mass exodus to the Kingdom of Lordaeron under the command of Lord Anduin Lothar.

The Second War Edit

After the founding of the Alliance of Lordaeron in the Second War, the remaining soldiers and officers of the army imparted their knowledge of orcish warfare upon the armies of Lordaeron, helping prepare the continental defenses as the Horde launched its attack on the remaining bastions of human power. Fighting primarily in eastern Lordaeron, Quel'Thalas, and Khaz Modan, the armsmen of Stormwind fought bravely in critical missions that would eventually lead to the Horde's collapse. Under command of Lord Lothar, the army lead the charge in the Siege of Blackrock Spire, eventually toppling the orcish stronghold and breaking the orcish war effort, leading to the liberation of the Kingdom of Stormwind.

Rebuilding Edit

Under King Varian Wrynn, the Stormwind Army was sent forth to rebuild the ruins of the kingdom destroyed by the Orcish Horde. Spending several years, much gold, and the lives of countless men, the Army stamped out the last pockets of land held by the orcs and rebuilt much of the kingdom - though the kingdom never recovered the grandeur it held before the orcs razed it.

The Third War Edit

Stormwind sent aid to the crippled Kingdom of Lordaeron during the Third War in attempt to secure it from destruction by the Undead Scourge, but its efforts were ultimately in vain. Stormwind's troops were forced to pull back to Chillwind Camp in western Lordaeron, where they continue to fight for Lordaeron's liberation to this day.

Corruption and Exploration Edit

After King Varian's mysterious disappearance in 617 K.C., the Stormwind Army fell into disarray and was pulled from most of the kingdom's holdings in Azeroth by Highlord Bolvar Fordragon and Lady Katrana Prestor. The kingdom buckled as the Defias Brotherhood took control of Westfall, the Blackrock Clan of orcs besieged Stormwind's holdings in the Redridge Mountains, and undead and worgen surfaced and ran rampant in Duskwood. The army itself was stretched to nearly its breaking point, sent to far-flung battlefields across the world while Lady Prestor sought to stir conflict with the New Horde.

The Burning Crusade Edit

When the Dark Portal was reopened in January of 618 K.C., the Stormwind Army was immediately rallied for a return to the world of Draenor to push back and crush whatever forces would threaten the world of Azeroth. Upon re-establishing supply lines to Honor Hold, the army laid siege to Hellfire Citadel alongside the New Horde, pushing the forces of the Burning Legion back as adventurers among the rest of the Grand Alliance took the fight to the leadership of the demonic hordes.

War with the Lich King Edit

Soon after King Varian Wrynn returned to his throne in October of 619 K.C., the army was forced on the defensive as the Lich King launched attacks upon the kingdom and its colonies. At the king's command, the army landed upon the frozen shores of Northrend and established Valiance Keep in his honor. The Stormwind Army fought the forces of the Undead Scourge and the Horde throughout the continent, aiding the Argent Crusade in the push towards Icecrown Citadel - leading to the ultimate defeat of the Lich King at the hands of adventurers on February 16, 620 K.C.

Reclamation of the Realm Edit

After victory against the Lich King, the Kingdom of Stormwind surged with growth and pride - its armies set to bring order back to its provinces. Several new fortifications were constructed and fortified throughout the realm. A number of units of the Stormwind Army were sent abroad to do battle with the remnants of the Cult of the Damned and the Horde across the entirety of Azeroth.

The Cataclysm Edit

The kingdom was shaken to its core when Deathwing erupted from the earth - and the Stormwind Army heeded the call to stem the destruction the dragon left in his wake. War with the Horde erupted among the conflict with the Cult of the Twilight's Hammer, plunging Azeroth into a state of unmitigated strife. Only when the dragon aspects banded together with Thrall and a number of adventurers did Deathwing and his cult fall, allowing the army to focus its efforts on defeating the Horde.

War with the Horde Edit

To this day, the Stormwind Army battles the forces of the Horde across the entirety of Azeroth alongside its allies in the Grand Alliance. With the discovery of Pandaria and its subsequent conquest by both sides of the war, the army has been hard pressed to maintain the upper hand as new enemies emerge.

RanksEdit

OfficersEdit

Marshal OfficersEdit

Lord High Marshal High Marshal Field Marshal Lord Marshal Marshal
SWA Lord High Marshal
SWA High Marshal
SWA Field Marshal
SWA Lord Marshal
SWA Marshal
  • Lord High Marshal - Typically a ceremonial military office of very high rank, the Lord High Marshal is usually the commanding officer of the Stormwind Army and holds near absolute power within the army and is often one of the main directors of it's movements during wartime. Lord High Marshals rarely take to the field of battle personally.
  • High Marshal - Officers who generally take command of strategic military outposts. Much like Grand Marshals, High Marshal rarely fight in the field, instead commanding their forces from the nearest base.
  • Field Marshal - A senior officer rank, Field Marshals usually take direct command of troops in the field of battle and as such are more commonly spotted on battlefield than other marshal officers.
  • Lord Marshal - A high ranking officer within an army or major regiment, Lord Marshals lead major army units or regiments and are often some of the larger heads in the military planning.
  • Marshal - A senior Officer rank within the Stormwind Army, Marshals are generally in charge of medium to large-sized regiments or army posts.

Senior OfficersEdit

High Commander Commander Lieutenant Commander Major
SWA High Commander
SWA Commander
SWA Lieutenant Commander
SWA Major
  • High Commander - The highest-ranking senior officer, High Commanders are generally only seen in elite units such as the Seventh Legion and fill in roles similar to those of Marshals.
  • Commander - Commanders serve as regimental commanders and as the prime advisors of Marshals and ultimately the entire Alliance High Command.
  • Lieutenant Commander - Lieutenant Commanders serve as senior soldiers within regiments, sometimes serving as second-in-command in regiments that have a Commander as a commanding officer.
  • Major - The lowest-ranking senior officer, Majors generally handle the task of administrative duties, though may also serve as field commanders. Majors normally do not lead regiments, instead taking up high-ranking staff positions.

Junior OfficersEdit

Captain Lieutenant Second Lieutenant Ensign
SWA Captain
SWA Lieutenant
SWA Second Lieutenant
SWA Ensign
  • Captain - The highest-ranking junior officer, Captains generally take up the task of ensuring that orders are properly received and executed. They are some of the most common officers in the Stormwind Army.
  • Lieutenant - A junior officer rank that takes up basic field-command and management duties and serves as the seconds-in-command of companies. Can take command in place of their captain if they are incapacitated or killed in action.
  • Second Lieutenant - Second Lieutenants are an often-skipped rank that serves in a platoon command or staff officer role.
  • Ensign - A form of trainee officer, Ensigns are typically young and newly enlisted officers who have graduated from military schools. They are usually the one who have the role of carrying the regimental banner during a parade or ceremony.

EnlistedEdit

Sergeants MajorEdit

Sergeant Major of the Army Chief Sergeant Major First Sergeant Major Sergeant Major
SWA Army Sergeant Major
SWA Chief Sergeant Major
SWA First Sergeant Major
SWA Sergeant Major
  • Sergeant Major of the Army - The highest enlisted rank in the Stormwind Army, Sergeants Major of the Army typically advise the top officers of High Command and are responsible for the well-being of all enlisted members of an army.
  • Chief Sergeant Major - Chief Enlisted Officers of their corps, Chief Sergeants Major are tasked with advising the commanding officer of their unit and are attached to a Marshal or General's staff.
  • First Sergeant Major - Advisors to brigade commanders, First Sergeants Major usually occupy staff officer roles.
  • Sergeant Major - Responsible for the training and well-being of their enlisted personnel while deployed and the recruitment of new recruits while at home, Sergeants Major generally work close with the officers of a regiment.

Senior EnlistedEdit

Master Sergeant Chief Sergeant Sergeant Master Corporal
SWA Master Sergeant
SWA Chief Sergeant
SWA Sergeant
SWA Master Corporal
  • Master Sergeant - Typically enlisted soldiers that are assigned as the Chief Enlisted Officer of a battalion, Master Sergeants serve as advisors to the commanding officer of their unit.
  • Chief Sergeant - A senior enlisted rank in the army that generally reports to either the Sergeant Major of a regiment or a battalion's Chief Sergeant, and is typically in charge of all enlisted soldiers within a regiment.
  • Sergeant - Serving as platoon leaders in some regiments and platoon second-in-commands in others, Sergeants are experienced soldiers who have been trained and shown ability in leadership.
  • Master Corporal - Master Corporals typically serve either as a logistics officer officer of a small unit or are a singular position in a regiment that serves as the overseer of the training of regimental recruits.

Junior EnlistedEdit

Corporal Private First Class Private Recruit
SWA Corporal
SWA Private First Class
SWA Private
SWA Recruit
  • Corporal - The senior-most junior enlisted rank, Corporals are the first non-commissioned officer rank of the Army, and take up the smallest of tasks regarding administration and field command.
  • Private First Class - Often seen as veteran Privates, Privates First Class are typically assigned important roles such as leaders of small patrols or as the second-in-command of some sections.
  • Private - The rank and file of the Stormwind Army, Privates are soldiers who have completed their basic training and signed their "Private Contract" with the army.
  • Recruit - Recruits are typically newly enlisted soldiers that have yet to complete a term of assessment or basic training.

BrigadesEdit

1st Brigade - Stormwind CityEdit

2nd Brigade - ElwynnEdit

  • Leader - Marshal Dugham
  • Size - Unknown.
  • Status - Active.
  • Headquarters - Goldshire Barracks
  • Notable Regiments

3rd Brigade - WestfallEdit

4th Brigade - RedridgeEdit

5th Brigade - DuskwoodEdit

  • Leader - None.
  • Size - Unknown.
  • Status - Inactive.
  • Headquarters - Darkshire Barracks
  • Notable Regiments

Known Stormwind Army PersonnelEdit

Name Rank Brigade Post Status
IconSmall Human Male1 John Padmore Grand Marshal Unknown Grand Marshal of the Ninth Echelon Deceased
IconSmall Human Female-0 Julianne Tremblade Grand Marshal 1st Brigade - Stormwind City Grand Marshal of the Grand Alliance Army Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Brock Field Marshal Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Henry Sutton IV Field Marshal Unknown N/A Deceased
IconSmall Human Male1 Kerwin Field Marshal Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Afrasiabi Field Marshal 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Adroby Relindor Lord Marshal 1st Brigade - Stormwind City Lord Marshal of the 1st Rgmt of the Guard Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Larsarius Tagarn Lord Marshal Unknown N/A Unknown
IconSmall Human Male1 Maxen Montclair Lord Marshal 2nd Brigade - Elwynn Lord Marshal of the 1st Rgmt of the Army Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Raynor Lord Marshal Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Andrea DeSousa Marshal Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Baldrec Ashcroft Marshal Unknown Marshal of the Seventh Vanguard Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Colin Taylor Marshal Unknown Marshal of the Seventh Vanguard Alive, retired
IconSmall Human Male1 Deronas Daerint Marshal Unknown Marshal of the Seventh Vanguard Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Douglas McBride Marshal 2nd Brigade - Elwynn N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Dugham Marshal 2nd Brigade - Elwynn Marshal of the Elwynn Brigade Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Gabriel Marshal Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Giovoni Marshal Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Gryan Stoutmantle Marshal 3rd Brigade - Westfall Marshal of the Westfall Brigade Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Jacob Alerius Marshal Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 James Haggard Marshal Unknown N/A Alive, retired
IconSmall Human Male1 Marris Marshal 4th Brigade - Redridge N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 McCree Marshal 2nd Brigade - Elwynn N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Reginald Windsor Marshal 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Deceased
IconSmall Human Female-0 Theodora Ke'tar Marshal 4th Brigade - Redridge N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Tanavar Lightpath Marshal 1st Brigade - Stormwind City Marshal of the 9th Regiment Deceased
IconSmall Human Male1 Troteman Marshal 4th Brigade - Redridge Marshal of the Redridge Brigade Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Halford Wyrmbane High Commander Unknown High Commander of the 7th Legion Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Alexander Verdun Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Ashlam Valorfist Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Brian Alden Commander Unknown N/A Missing
IconSmall Human Male1 Corren Caleborn Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Dextros Gates Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Galad Valoroff Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Garthian Rosewood Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Kavid Thorson Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Miles Avery Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Anvaere Stark Lieutenant Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Clayton Barney Lieutenant Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Lucien Rivers Lieutenant Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Valynde Malvine Lieutenant Commander Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Mattingly Major 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Samuelson Major 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Deceased
IconSmall Human Male1 Damond Osrana Captain Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Doren Captain Unknown N/A Deceased
Atles Silverblade Captain 1st Brigade - Stormwind City
IconSmall Human Male1 Garion Magnus Captain Unknown Knight-Captain of Verdun's 9th Alive
IconSmall Gnome Female Sheeley Sit'Tabat Lieutenant 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Balthear Fironis Sergeant Major Unknown N/A Alive, retired
IconSmall Human Male1 Staniel von Fleischer Sergeant Major Unknown N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Soreka Blackblood Master Sergeant 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Undead
IconSmall Human Female-0 Jean Newayton Master Corporal 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 John J. Keeshan Corporal 4th Brigade - Redridge N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Female-0 Jane Silverblade Private 1st Brigade - Stormwind City N/A Alive
IconSmall Human Male1 Malakai Stone Private 2nd Brigade - Elwynn N/A Deceased
IconSmall Human Male1 Rolf Hartford Private 2nd Brigade - Elwynn N/A Deceased

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