I am brand new to the total war series and would like to jump into multiplayer battles soon since nothing feels quite as good as beating a human opponent. (Or quite as bad as losing to one!)
But there's a lot to learn. I would like to focus on one faction to learn how to play the game and then move on from there, but I want to make sure I don't pick the faction that requires significantly more micro, pre planning, or especially unique mechanics. Essentially, what's the easiest faction to play? I dont care if the faction is top tier. I wont be able to tap into that potential anyway.
For aesthetic reasons I want to stay away from Dwarves and Lizardmen but everything else I like the way they look.