my players (zealot, barber surgeon, mercenary) have a shared background, they are all former members of a mercenary company. the barber player chose to be affluent and excels at charm and guile, so as a group we decided that he was a bit of a con artist. he got caught out cheating someone important within the company and he and his witless accomplices fled or were run out (haven't decided which yet).
my question is, are there any books of fiction or from earlier editions of wfrp that detail mercenary companies in the old world? i can make the background up myself, but thought if there were some canon examples that they maybe more fun.