Hi there, after a while of sticking to Warmachine, I think I want to try branching out to my first Hordes army, and Skorne looks pretty appealing to me from a model/painting perspective, but I am a little nervous about starting off since I already play a difficult to play WM faction (Convergence) and I've been struglling a LOT, and people at my LGS warned me that every single Hodes faction is varying degrees of finess-ey and don't have idiot proof Cygnar/Khador style factions, with MAYBE the sole excption of Legion, and Legion is still trickier than something like Cygnar. Unfortunately, I gravitated towards Skorne and everyone at my LGS sorta gave me a weird look, I don't know if they mean it like "you're biting off more than you can chew" way (like implying Skorne is the hardest faction in Hordes by far, like it's the Convergence of Hordes or something and you have to really know what you're doing before you even buy a starter, and that I'm going to end up right were I am now with struggling with Convergence, except I'll just be struggling with Skorne) or if it's more of a "We've never seen anyone pick this faction up, it's that underplayed" kind of shock.
I ended up buying the two-player Hordes battlebox with a friend and I took the Skorne from it, and bought 2 units of paingiver beast handlers, and paints/tokens and the warroom Skorne deck, so I might be comitted at this point and am going to have to learn now that I'm going in, even if I just end up in a rut of constantly struggling in games, taking forever in my turns and ending up frustrated when my caster gets assasinated and feeling frustrated that I'm not even sure what went wrong, like what been going on with my Convergence army.
So, I figure with the paingivers in hand beasts and more warlocks are probably first up on my to do list, followed up by some solos/infantry. That means Beast Master is the only warlock I have ATM. I have some Praetorian Swordsmen but I dunno if there's any other infantry I have to think about ATM.
Thanks in advance for the help!