"Battlefield Marshank"

Production #
Original U.S. Airdate
July 21, 2002
Original Canadian Airdate
Running time
22 min
Written by
Michelle Goodeve
Directed by
Luc Bihan


Official Synopsis

At Marshank, Brome watches Felldoh come under attack by Badrang's horde just as the Fur and Freedom Fighters arrive in support. It is too late to save Felldoh, who dies in his father's arms. The battles rage until Badrang offers a deal-- if the others surrender, they will be spared from death and become his slaves again. Despite being pinned down, they refuse and things look grim, for it is clear Martin will not be returning with an army. But Martin is in fact on his way by boat with a small army of otters and shrews-- but he wonders if this will be enough, and in time...just as they are swept over giant rapids.

Martin and company survive the rapids but must march to the now distant Marshank as the Fur and Freedom Fighters prepare for the final curtain, saying their emotional farewells before battle. As the fighters are driven back, Martin's small band crests a ridge where they see that ALL the good creatures they have met in their journey have assembled, ready to join him. He gives the order and charges to the rescue. Reunited, the fighters assemble for the final charge-- Marshank will be theirs!

Differences from Martin the Warrior

  • In the book, Felldoh beat Badrang with a javelin and slew twenty vermin soldiers before he was killed. In the television series, Felldoh didn't beat Badrang, but instead took the Sword of Martin and pointed it at him. He also died without killing any of Badrang's soldiers.
  • Aggril does not appear in the TV series.
  • When the Fur and Freedom Fighters are pinned down by Badrang, it’s Celandine that tells Ballaw he’s never made a short speech, not Yarrow.


This episode includes the exact same featurettes from Freedom and Monsters.

Segments include:

The Redwall TV Series, Season 3

01 Captured | 02 The Return of Clogg | 03 Escape from Marshank | 04 New Friends and Old Enemies | 05 The Play's the Thing | 06 Freedom and Monsters | 07 The Great Escapes | 08 From Marsh to Mountain Heights | 09 Heroes and Fools | 10 Tunnel Vision | 11 Felldoh's Revenge | 12 Battlefield Marshank | 13 Rose of Noonvale