I have a Warmaster Empire collection.
Their best troops are the Knights.
Here is one stand of them, you need three stands to make a unit.
I acquired these secondhand unpainted as part of an army sized box for £45 which was a bargain indeed. I know a friend recently sold a similar sized army for £150.
I like bargains.
Being a true wargamer I want more.
On various auction sites these sort of figures go for £15, £20, £25+ per unit not including postage. I would be reluctant to pay that sort of money. In fact I wouldn't pay that sort of money at all.
I bought a box of Kallistra Teutonic Knights.
They look like this unpainted.
Painted as Teutonic Knights they look like this.
Not quite what I was looking for but a little bit of clipping, a touch of filing, a modicum of drilling, some baling wire, a drizzle of milliput and a paintjob they look like this.
How did I do?
A bit of a transformation, do you agree?
Now, back to the bargains.
If I were to aspire to having, say four more units of Empire Knights I would expect to pay around £100 on an auction site, plus postage and assuming availability and lack of competition.
I bought three blister packs of Teutonic Knights from Kallistra. These will give me four units of knights once modified as above and will have cost me £15.
That's a bargain!