Just started a new game with your current build playing as Karavox, insane world, expert AI, 5 opponents, medium map. Just got myself a 53 hp Anna the wolf too. Early game looks extremely promising at this point.
Don't bet on it. He lures you in with Anna, and higher summons, and more mana, gold, and better traits all around. Plus, all city militia have armor. Then you discover that even on early levels darkling armies and mites are formidable, with more forces and better hit points, let alone...well, I won't spoil it for you.