Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Denver, Colorado
So I have as lord load out that I find fun to play. Maybe not the most competitive but overall, he is pretty damn durable. OP mentioned palanquin models being too slow, which is true, I've always had them far too slow to really contribute but with the Crimson Slaughter supplement I may have found a work around.
Chaos Lord (or Sorcerer) with Mark of Nurgle, Palanquin, Daemon Heart, and Prophet of the voices. He joins up with some possessed and sometimes gets a 3++ and other times gets to be a beast. Which makes him quite fast. Without a weapon, the lord is 180. Which is definitely expensive, however you do have a 2+, 5++, IWND, 5 wounds, T5, and you can even get lucky and roll a warlord trait that gives FNP.
Like I said, maybe not the most efficient, but beyond ID weapons, that lord is great at not dying.