Welcome Jeggred! As one of the Orc fantiques on this forum, I can only encourage your choice. Definitely check out the Sessions section of the forum for some excellent tips and examples of high quality play. If you want to see some other musings you can check out my own blog:http://gullsbattleground.blogspot.com/
I like your campaign ideas and enthusiasm. I've been thinking about one using the AH Diplomacy engine with confrontations being gamed out.
Look forward to sharing some ideas.