Leitpold the Black

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Leitpold the Black

Leitpold the Black is a Mercenary General, wanted criminal and dastardly sell-sword. [1c]

He is also known as the Coin-bought Prince, Lietpold the Thrice-Cursed, Lietpold the Butcher and Lietpold the Liar. [1c]

Leitpold a man to whom profit is more valued than honour or loyalty and he is renowned across the Old World for his bloodthirsty and treacherous exploits. Lietpold is a vain, arrogant, vicious, paranoid and cruel despot and was as bloody a tyrant as any in the Border Princes. [1c]

Leitpold is wanted by several noble houses of the Empire. [1b]


He has fought across the Old World from Kislev to the plains of Estalia and on several occasions he and his men have turned on their erstwhile employers when they received a better offer from their enemy. This meant he was little trusted and also gained many enemies so he moved south and managed to take the crown of a petty realm in the Border Princes, Raven Barrow. [1c]

When the great horde of Tamurkhan entered the Border Princes, he headed the army of the Confederation of the Eagle but even the well trained pikemen and cavalry could not slow never mind halt the vast force. Seeign the battle was lost, he inspired his men to hold the line, claiming he would shortly return with reinforcements but in reality their deaths gave him time to escape! [1a]

He reached the fortress of Mendhelhof which guarded Black Fire Pass and convinced the Castellan that a great threat to the Empire was looming. [1b]

Weapons and Equipment

Leitpold has spent vast sums of money on magical amulets, spells to protect him from harm and maintain his youth and vigour. However, these all combine to become a threat to his life or sanity should they go wrong. Together these are known as the Blessings of Lethe. [1c]

  • 8th Edition: Barded Warhorse, Full Plate Armour, Gore Prow, Shield. [1d]
  • Gore Prow: Ancient magical blade thought to be taken from a barrow or given as a reward for some dark deeds. [1c]


Gold washes clean easily enough - no matter how bloody or how rotten the fingers that have handled it.

~ Leitpold the Black.[1c]


Dogs of War
Units Dark Emissary - Duellist - Fenbeast - Halfling Hot Pot - Hireling Wizard - Hireling Wizard Lord - Irongut - Leadbelcher - Maneater - Mercenary Cannon - Mercenary Captain - Mercenary Crossbowman - Mercenary Dwarf - Mercenary Dwarf Sapper - Mercenary General - Mercenary Halfling - Mercenary Heavy Cavalry - Mercenary Light Cavalry - Mercenary Ogre - Mercenary Paymaster - Mercenary Pikeman - Mourngul Renegade - Norse Marauder - Ogre Bull - Paymaster's Bodyguard - Truthsayer
Characters Aranessa Saltspite - Asarnil the Dragonlord - Arnulf Schwarz - Beorg Bearstruck - Borgio the Besieger - Bruno Hauptleiter - Deathfang - Edvard Van Der Kraal - El Cadavo‎ - Ennio Mordini - Fleugweiner Sonderblitz - Ghazak Khan - Golgfag - Golthog - Gossippa Lotta - Hrothyogg - Ignatius - Jacopo d'Arezzo - Jaego Roth - Jeremiah Tusk - Leitpold the Black - Long Drong - Lorenzo Lupo - Lucrezzia Belladonna - Lucky Levi - Luka Silvaro - Malakai Makaisson - Mann Hirsch - Marco Colombo - Marquand Volker‎‎ - Mengil Manhide - Muhannad Ru'af - Mydas the Mean - Otto Steinroth - Rienzi - Roque Santiago Delia Fortuna - Ruglud Bonechewer - Sheerglas - Ulli Leitpold - Willi Ziege - Zara Bok
Notable Mercenary Companies Al Muktar's Desert Dogs - Alcatani Fellowship - Anakonda's Amazons - Bearmen of Urslo - Birdmen of Catrazza - Blue Herons - Braganza's Besiegers - Bronzino's Galloper Guns - Cursed Company - Giants of Albion - Golgfag's Maneaters - Grevenfeld Company - Grudgebringers - Leopold's Leopard Company - Long Drong's Slayer Pirates - Lumpin Croop's Fighting Cocks - Manann's Blades - Marksmen of Miragliano - Oglah Khan's Wolfboyz - Pirazzo's Lost Legion - Red Talons - Reivers - Ricco's Republican Guard - Ruglud's Armoured Orcs - Star of Victory - Tichi-Huchi's Raiders - Van Klumpf's Buccaneers - Vespero's Vendetta - Voland's Venators - Von Kragsburg Guard
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Border Princes
Characters Farnio Forzini - Gashnag - Leitpold the Black - Schuvaltz - Sven Carlsson -
Principalities and
Akendorf - Alfori - Barak Varr - Khypris - Munzig - Myrmidens - Sonnental - Styrtia
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