I was comparing Lion Chariots to their Chaos Warrior counterparts and IMHO the Chaos Chariots are very under priced AND the lion chariot is over priced!
The CW chariot to start with is 10 points cheaper... Then you give it T5 (vs lion T4).. oh and make it a CORE choice. Then give it a 3+ save vs Lion 4+ oh and Scythed wheels where the lion has NONE. The Warrior crew has 4 St5 attacks while the Elven crew has 2x ST6 attacks at initiative. Lastly the steeds... the lions have 4 St5 attacks vs the CW 2 at St4...
So for 10 more points on the lion chariot you get -1T -1AS no scythed wheels, 2 less crew attacks (but at +1 ST), and 2 additional steed attacks at +1 St. (Meaning the crew and steed attacks are roughly a wash).... The biggest advantage is the unit is stubborn.
Ok for comparison lets look at the beast chariot...which is 2/3 less the cost of a lion chariot.
Beast chariots have the same ST5 T4 and 4+ AS as the lion chariot and is CORE. The crew has 1 S3 and 1 S6 attack and the steeds have 2 S4 attacks. So in comparison the Lion chariot would be 1 S6 vs S3 attack better for crew and for the steeds have 4 S5 attacks vs 2 S4. To my way of thinking the Lion Chariot should be about 10-15 points more than the beast chariot... and the chaos chariot should be at least 20-30 points more than it is currently priced.
Lets look at the Orc Chariot (again only 2/3 the cost of a lion chariot but is now Special)... S5 T5 4+ AS AND scythed wheels (of course). Crew has 2x S3 (but with choppas is S4) and steeds have 2 S3 (but on the charge is S5)
Now lets get really obscene... Goblin chariot. You could take 2 of these and still have plenty of points to add an extra crew and wolf to the mix. SO to even the points I will give the stats of having 2 wolf chariots with extra crew and wolf.
S5 T4 5+AS AND scythed wheels, 2 crews are 8 S3 attacks (but on charge the spears make that S4... plus they also carry bows), the mounts would make 6 S3 attacks... the only negative is that these chariots have 3 wounds vs the lion chariot with 4 (but oh wait... they are half the cost... so that's W6 vs W4.)
To have three of these beautiful Lion Chariot models sitting on my shelf gathering dust is a testament to how out of whack the point cost for this model is (and all chariots in the elf army). I would probably still keep this on the shelf if it was a Core choice...but would at least start to consider using it in a friendly game. Chaos chariots, on the other hand, are so under pointed that often competitive armies will wield more of these than chaos warriors(or make all their core requirements in chariots)... and why not? There are too many better units in the HE special category and at the current point cost makes this unit a complete albatross.
So here is a plea to GW.... Adjust the cost of this model in your eratta! Until this model's points reflect its true table top value (I would suggest 90 points for Special or 100 points if core) you will NEVER see these played... and that is a shame because they are truly beautiful models.