Wolf Emperor

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The Wolf Emperor, also called Ulric Emperor[1] and Count of Middenheim[3], was one the claimants for the imperial throne during the Age of Three Emperors, a centuries-long civil war of The Empire.


This line of pretenders began in 1547 IC as Siegfried, Count of Middenland, refused to obey any of the two other candidates, self-proclaiming himself as emperor instead.[2]

Their main rivals were the Ottilian Emperors and the elected Emperors, joined later by the Elector Counts of Marienburg and the Reikland pretenders.

Known Wolf Emperors

known Wolf Emperors
name reign notes sources
Siegfried 1547 - ? First Wolf Emperor. In 1550, laid unsuccessful siege to Talabheim. Nobles of Middenland rebelled during the attack. Warhammer Armies: The Empire (4th Edition), pgs. 8, 11
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (6th Edition), pg. 59
Warhammer Armies: The Empire (7th Edition), pgs. 10, 31
Warhammer Armies: Beasts of Chaos (6th Edition), pg. 11
Warhammer: The Old World Rulebook, pg. 42[*]
Gerhardt Meister unclear, around 1707 IC rival of the elected Emperor Sigismund IV Warhammer Armies: Orcs & Goblins (4th Edition), pg. 7
Mannfred Todbringer unclear, around 2000 Funded expeditions into Mordheim Mordheim Rulebook, pg 69
Odo Todmeyer III ? - 2251 IC Whilst campaigning against Beastmen in the Forest of Shadows he was defeated and killed. Warhammer: The Old World Rulebook, pg. 290
Sigismund Ulric unclear, around 2276 IC Controls barely more than a city state despite claiming to rule the entire Grand County of Osterlund. Warhammer Community
Warhammer: The Old World Rulebook, pg. 45

See also


8: The Tome of Salvation (and apparently most material for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay) uses the name Heinrich instead.

  • No Wolf Emperor is mentioned during the Wars of the Vampire Counts, and it is possible, though unknown, that the Counts of Middenland simply withdrew their candidacy during this time.