My current 2000 pt army was built for v2 to be semi-competitive while still using Dragon Ogors and monsters where possible. Nessessities of keeping them competitive meant that I couldn't have too many of what I really loved. I always played with 6 Dragon Ogors (sometime as one unit, sometimes two), a Shaggoth, and an Ghorgon. The rest was mostly Bestigors, ungor raiders, and some support because that was what was actually good. I did fairly well with that army, especially considering how bad everyone claimed BoC were, and everything in the army had a job and did that job.
The world seems completely different in v3 (note: I've only played one small game so I could be completely wrong but I've done a lot of thinking about this too). Bestigors seem really bad right now. Dragon Ogors look better because of the cost and new healing/damaging Battle Trait. Bullgors look like the real strength right now - though I only have a single unit of 3. In any case, the world seems rough for Beasts of Chaos - even attempting to be only semi-competitive.
I've been thinking about where to take the next 500 pts in the escalation/slow grow league I'm currently in. As was pointed out in a recent comment, I've gotten a bit off track of my original army and why I got into Beasts of Chaos to begin with which chasing the "semi-competitive" list. So I think I've decided to embrace life at the bottom and lean into what I really like - Dragon Ogors and Monsters. We will be starting with 1000 pt list at the beginning of August. Building on my previous 500 pts, I'll be adding a Cygor (yeah, he's terrible but he looks awsome so what the heck), 3 Dragon Ogors, and a Shaggoth (reusing my current one - not new). I'll also add the Chimera to the list, rather than waiting to summon. I'll just summon chariots and Bestigors instead.
This list may never win a game, but we'll see. Beast have some great shenanigans and cheap monsters seem like they could be good, so who knows. Now to figure out what weapons to put on the Dragon Ogors
Edited by Kevin K