Much as I like playing warhammer, the cost of the miniatures seem to be going up and up and up the longer you look at them. And since I think the new models are ok, but nothing more than that, I wanted to create a new army trying to use as many "cheap" models as I can possibly find. The goal (aka my challenge) is like so:
Build a 1500 point WHF army for 100 euro or less. This should include shipping and such.
The conditions under which I'm constructing this army are like so:
- The models must be recognized as models that can be used in the WHF game.
- What you see is what you get in terms of equipment, no more "they look like spears but are actually handweapon/shield combo".
- Bitboxing is allowed and encouraged
- Buying an off-the-shelve 2nd hand ebay army is not allowed
- Greenstuff can be your friend!
Budget thus far:
100 - 53 =
47 Euro left
Thus far I've come up with the idea to collect High Elves. Why? Simply because Mantic had a spring break deal that I simply could not resist. 50% off for all elves during january. As a result I bought the "core" today, at an incredible 53 euro's worth of budget I will soon receive through my mail:
1 Metal Elf Wizard on Horse
50 Plastic Elf Spearmen
40 Plastic Elf Bowmen
20 Plastic Elf Seaguard
20 Plastic Elf Scouts
3 Elf Bolt Thrower
It's worth checking out the website as well. They're onto crazy stuff with other armies as well (undead / dwarfs / etc.)
What I did not get:
At first glance a superb deal (36 horses for under 10 euro) but the shipping is going to set me back more than the actual value of the horses! Don't like that. Might change my mind later on though.
Although this might be enough to cover the points, I also need some lords and special units.
Does anyone have any recommendations on the other parts of the army?
All suggestions will be fine. I'm looking for all sort of cheap units that might count as. Especially a cheap dragon and/or characters for the army.