(I am actually playing with the older second versions of these games. I wonder if the 2.2 version of DBA is in English?)
I love 1/72 models, but they don't seem to have a lot of traction among wargamers and I'm not sure why. I suspect it's because older 1/72 figures were typically not of great quality -- they were stiff in their poses, inaccurate in their equipment, and very bendy and difficult to paint. These days that's still true for some kits, but a lot of new stuff is really very good -- and for fantasy, of course, inaccuracy goes out the window. There isn't a whole lot of choice out there for some things -- they're great for humans, but there are only a very small number of fantasy or sci-fi manufacturers.
Regardless, here's one of my armies. Again, my photography is terrible; in fact, I think it's getting worse. Perhaps it's the winter light.
|The king of the goblins -- a Behemoth general in Hordes terms.|
I mounted him on a charity-shop plastic dinosaur and
built a howdah out of craft sticks and bits of paper.
|The bulk of the army -- four stands of Horde and two of Warband for a little punching power.|
|Another Behemoth -- note the little goblin prodding him into action.|
In the centre are two stands of Beasts (fast cavalry), and two of Flyers.
|The army assembled -- 12 stands containing 40 models.|
Even counting the cost of the bases and all, then, this army cost less than £10, and I think it looks pretty good! I could have spent a little more time on the paint jobs and I could certainly have spent more time on the bases, but with a little elbow grease you could create a really beautiful army.
And if you want to do a historical army for DBA, or a human-dominated fantasy army (I keep wanting to do Orlanthi and Lundar ones), it's no problem at all. There are hundreds upon hundreds of boxes of human historical figures from all periods, with dozens of models for under £10. The best place to find out about 1/72 historical miniatures is undoubtedly Plastic Soldier Review, which gives good images of every figure in every set.
I've got a couple more of these fantasy armies, again based on Caesar figures but also some Imex/Emhar and some HaT and so on. If people are interested, I could do some future features?