I think I'm experiencing a bug (though it may very well be that I am dozy and missed something completely) in that I never get an item as a reward for winning the second battle in a war (i.e. when you chase the routing dredge).
From the language of the options and from what people have said on the forum I was under the impression (perhaps mistakenly) that you get a random item for doing that, but I've won at least five of those encounters with no reward other than glory (and fame). Anyone else have this happen to them?