i think this guy is the best warlord in the game. He does everything and does it well.
first off you can chose your subfaction, which is awsome. i like temple myself.
he gets 2 spell free of charge and can use 1 of them without spending act on it. I love grace of the gods and virtuous punishment. flaming circle can also be good againt grouped up units. also battle caster to make is even better
serendipity is amezing the one roll you realy need to make and you can re-roll it, also good with survival instinct which is just better the version of resilient (4+ instead of 5+).
also this model ignores difficult terein, which is great with his bow and spells. and his base defence of 15 (highest in the game shared with some wyldfolk warlords) and rest of his stats are all round not the best melee missle and magic buth all 3 are high which makes him so diverse.
his tactics do not buff your units like other warlords can buth eagle eye makes his shooting better when needed, buth the gorgan's gaze is just so good just to shut down a unit buth you have to use it on a unit that still has to activate.
for items i dont go all out on this guy since he is already 57 points.
i think all bows are fine and i think you should always have adleast the composite bow. i will not take hailbow if i already got the flaming circle spell (i do not need 2 AoE's on 1 model).
i dont realy like suits of armour for this model.
for talismans i might try the power crystal of you have the extra points it is not a must have, amulet of mist is an overkill with the defense 15 and ignore dificult terein so you can have in in cover alot (def 17).
angelic gem is to expensive and i get mine as temple subfaction already.
the other 2 are fine items buth i dont need them that much ill only use them if i got points left.
i didn't test the potions that much buth take one if you got points left.
for sword pair i think ill keep it cheap myself (you might want to spend more if you city state sub faction and less on a bow). i think whirlwind falchions are a overkill. scimitars i would use only on city subfaction (melee of 9 instead of 8) and more defense in combat (16 which is great).
well that where my thoughts about this warlord i still have to make a list where he fits in buth ill do that another time