A Chief Warlord's primary function is to lead troops in battle. He can claim a city. Apparently he is also responsible for the war strategy. Apparently chief warlords can also take over diplomatic tasks and form or dissolve alliances that are binding for his side.
Bonus to Units
Chief Warlord is formally a Commander of all units of his side and (at least) a part of his Leadership bonus applies to all units of his capital. It is stackable with other bonuses and apparently not affected by distance. It is not clear whether a bonus that Chief Warlord gives to units in the same hex is the same or a separate bonus. Units in Chief Warlord's personal stack have his full bonus.
Duty (one of the three effects of Natural Thinkamancy besides Obedience and Loyalty that an Overlord exerts on all his subjects) has the highest effect on Chief Warlord.
Known Chief Warlords
Active or deceased (croaked) chief warlords:
- Parson Gotti to Gobwin Knob
- Prince Ansom to Jetstone
- Caesar Borgata to Transylvito
- Manpower the Temporary to Gobwin Knob