General Atalanta Croft was acknowledged the greatest military mind of her generation – and perhaps even her century. No wonder then that the sorcerer Balthus recruited her early in her career, setting her to rallying armies of Beasts and magical soldiers, planning campaign after campaign, until finally he stood the ruler of a vast expanse of the continent's northeastern corner. Once fertile lands, once countries, now only uncontested, devastated territory.
Three years after her death, she still labored in his service.
Can I go wrong with a zombie general? I think not.