Well, my bitterness about the Rome 2 release finally ebbed (has it really been 5 years?!) and I bought Warhammer 1 at the Steam Winter sale.

It's fun!
I've started and quit several campaigns as The Empire and Chaos.
Chaos is preposterously fun with the destruction and ruins in your wake, but I never created a second army and that was my downfall.

I read up a little on how to play The Empire and my current game is going strong - I've eliminated the Sylvanian vampires, and Averland just agreed to join the Empire. They had recently conquered the Border Princes, so now I have a lot of new land (and 5 turns of unrest, oops). With the Norsca invading the Midden and the Chaos armies soon to follow, I probably should have waited, but I just had to see the mechanics in action.

Happy New Year!!