Hello everyone. Take this post with a hefty grain of salt, as the Warriors of Chaos will certainly be updated within TWW3's lifetime. Like the previous posts, these compositions are intended for single-player and are made to incorporate as much of the roster as possible while also assigning units that are as thematic as said roster allows for.
1) Archaon the Everchosen
Archaon on Dorghar
Chaos Sorcerer (Fire) on Barded Chaos Steed
Chosen (Great Weapons) x3
Chaos Chariot x2
Chaos Knights (Lances) x3
Swords of Chaos
Chaos Spawn x2
Chaos Trolls (Armoured) x2
Because he is mounted on a horse, Archaon becomes the cavalry lord. I gave him the standard chariots instead of the gorebeast ones to avoid being too doomstacky, even though for Chaos, a doomstack is lore-accurate. He got a fire sorcerer for obvious reasons, but let me explain the trolls. They're awkward; they have 30 less leadership than the lowest unit melee unit in the army. That said, if they are going to fit with any of the three lords, it should be Archaon, because he puts out pretty good leadership bonuses. If you put him in with the Chaos Trolls and the Aspiring Champions, then it's a nice, sustainable mix. The Chaos Spawn can serve a different role elsewhere, potentially even unsupported, because they won't rout.
2) Prince Sigvald the Magnificient
Chaos Sorcerer (Shadows) on Manticore*
Exalted Hero on Manticore (Armoured)
Chaos Marauders x4
Chaos Marauders (Great Weapons) x4
Marauder Horsemasters x4
Chaos Giant x2
Chaos Feral Manticore x2
I'll probably get fought on this one, but hear me out. The Mirror Guard are Sigvald's unit. I changed the wizard type based on LennoxPoodle's suggestion. Sigvald provides significant bonuses for Marauders, so I took that and went with a Norscan theme for the bulk of the army, giving him the horsemasters for his ranged units despite starting with a hellcannon. The Chaos giants are Norsca-like as well, so if they fit for any of the three LL's, it seemed like Sigvald was the one to go with. As for the manticores, I took inspiration from Sigvald's Slaneesh alignment and the fact that Slaneesh favors elven souls. As I consider manticores to be a dark elf unit primarily, I thought that it would be a nice nod to Sigvald's character to use corrupted versions of dark elf units. And having an armored manticore as a mount is nifty.
3) Kholek Suneater
Chaos Sorcerer (Shadows) on Chaos Steed
Gorebeast Chariots x3
Dragon Ogres x3
Summoners of Rage
Dragon Ogre Shaggoth x2
The Soul of Damnation
Kholek's composition is the leftovers of the roster, but it fits well enough. I gave him the most demonic infantry because he's a pretty big boy himself. The Dragon Ogres are a given, the Hellcannons soften up the enemy before the hard-hitting frontline, and the chariots defend the backline and mop up stragglers.
All in all, I think that this utilizes the roster pretty well while allocating appropriate units to each respective lord. There are flaws, but I hope to redo these lists when the roster gets updated. I am saving the Beastmen until the DLC drops, so the next post may get into TWW2 races. Thanks for reading!
Wood Elves https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/288448/my-take-on-thematic-army-compositions-wood-elves