I've been playing 40K for about a year and want to start up warhammer. The first step (other than purchasing the rulebook) is army selection and here's where I could use the help. I've narrowed it down to three:
Bretonians (I used to be a medieval reinactor and I find their weapons, fluff, etc. really appealing).
Tomb Kings (As a huge fan of the movie "Army of Darkness" I'm enamored of the idea of ranks of skeletal warriors surging across the table - might even convert a Tomb King model into Bad Ash).
Orcs (These just look like fun).
Due to monetary limitations, I was planning on starting with a warband-size force. This would also give me a chance to get used to the rules and army before supersizing.
What I don't know much about are the strengths/weaknesses and playstyles of these three armies. Which one is better for a new player to start out with (and I do realize that due to the cost of an army that I want to start one that I will enjoy playing)? How critical are chariots for Tomb Kings and Orcs (not a big fan of chariots...just an aesthetic thing on my part...I prefer traditional cavalry)? Which armies are best for horde-style play (I prefer to have lots of models on the field...would a peasant- and men-at-arms-heavy Bretonian army work)?
Advice and suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance.