Black Tree Designs currently have a sale on, with 50% off foot and 25% off cavalry packs. That makes their foot figures £3 for four metal figures, which is hard to beat. I’ve just ordered a few of their fantasy Saracens to allow me to make a fantas version of my medieval arab / berber army. I’ve ordered some flying carpets and magician, so I’m now just looking for a couple of elephants (or similar large fantasy beasts) with howdahs. I may buy plastic toys and add the howdahs myself.
I bought 8 packs. I’ll have 96 figures for about $25 including postage. Some minor modifications and head swaps and they’ll be hobgoblins or some such. Or just paint their faces in a metallic color for them to be masks to hide whatever eldritch horror inhabits those clothes.