Kislev is all but guaranteed to come, either as one of the launch base-races of WH3, or in a race-pack or Pre-Order close to launch. Now, some of their coming lords are really easy to pin down, namely the Bokha father and daughter rulers, while some others, depending on how many they will ultimately recieve, are a bit harder to narrow down. So I thought we could bring our thoughts together and see what we think should make it in.
Now, as for the number of lords, we have a number of options based on previous race-patterns. There is the appalling option of only 2 lords in a Wood Elves-style pack, but since mini-campaigns are pretty much out of the question, this is pretty much not an option to even bring up. Then there is the classic WH2 race-pack of 4 lords, like for the Tomb Kings and Vampire Coast, which certainly would allow for more variety, both in lord types and starting positions for Kislev. And then there is the base-race option, of which WH2 has established a standard of 6 lords per race, which is now the guiding principle for all races, atleast unofficially.
So for Kislev, there are 2 very much given lords, the lords of which it is likely we will see if Kislev comes as a base race:
Tzarina Katarin - Likely placed as the ruler of Kislev City in a disunited Kislev realm, her campaign would focus on uniting the homelands to stem the tide of Chaos. Depending on the detail Kislev is represented, this can be challenging work indeed.
Boris Ursus - Katarin's father Boris would also be LL for Kislev, but not as a Tzar, but as the leader of the Cult of Ursun and most likely based in the Kislevite farside colonies, aka the Wheatlands, in the Dark Lands in order to keep the mountain passes open and the trade routes flowing. The Chaos Dwarf fortress of Uzkulak would be a big threat to this.
As for additional Lords, there is atleast 1 we can all pretty much agree on should come:
Ulrika Magdova - The love of Felix Jaeger and daughter of the Boyar of Straghov turned Vampire. However, she remembers her roots and fights under the banner of Kislev, not the Vampires who enslaved her. Starting in Fort Straghov on the northern border and, depending again on the detail of the Kislevite lands, isolated in a sea of Norscans, Skaven and Trolls, it is up to her to hold the line, plain and simple.
However, beyond this, atleast Im having a hard time finding appropriate lord material for lord spots 4, 5 and 6, potentially. I have narrowed down a few characters, like Tzar Saltan of Praag (another hold the line-situation), Ivan Radinov (brother of the Tzarina and commander of the Gryphon Legion, aka expedition) or even Kaspar von Velten (Empire Ambassador to Kislev, aka 2nd lord for Kislev City). But there just isn't one that really stands out to me, so what do you think guys? What would Kislev's lords be for WH3?