I'm pretty pleased with the result and he has played in his first game now (a loss to Khador!). I am extremely pleased with the way that the Warmachine rule set plays on the tabletop and am anticipating quite a few games within the next couple of weeks. I also picked up the Hordes rulebook to peruse in an effort to make up my mind on a faction within that framework.
At any rate, I've got to spend some time figuring out whether I want to go with Bane Thralls or Bane Knights. They've both got their advantages, but the Thralls seem a bit stronger overall. Weigh in within the comment section if you've got an opinion.