A bit earlier the month a few of us were talking about a 1k list on the forum and Danne came up with this:
Firebelly, General, Great Weapon
+ Crown of Command
+ Lore of Fire
6 Ironguts, Standardbearer
+ Standard of Discipline
4 Mournfang Cavalry, Heavy Armour, Ironfist, Standardbearer
+ Dragonhide Banner
Total Points: 999
I think this is a really nasty piece of work, I havent had a chance to test it myself yet, but between 4 MF with banner, a block of IG with a firebelly and an IB you will be able to put out a lot of damage for a very small game.
I think the firebelly is Lvl 2 as well. Run him with the IG and you have a Ld8 bubble from your general and the IG can use their own Ld of 9.
If you don't own MF or a IB yet, you can just substitute them for more Ironguts. 2-3 Big blocks of Ironguts can also be pretty scary in 1k.