My new huge project for this year is the building of four Basic Impetus Armies. One army for every scale but 15mm (that is a future project). The target is to see which scales are the cheapest and which are the fastest to paint. The reason is that I want to put that info in my translation of Basic Impetus into Greek.
The following armies are going to be made, with the cost up to now:
1) Marian Roman (Brutus and Cassius at Phillipi) 25mm. 4 Legion elements using Wargames Factory (25/28mm) miniatures http://www.wargamesfactory.com/_product_16676/Caesar%27s_Legions_Box_Set -> 13$ (bought on sale), Expected full cost around 60-80$
2) Swiss Confederate in the service of the Duke of Lorraine 10mm using Pendraken miniatures
http://www.pendraken.co.uk/ . The whole army has been bought for 15$ (bought on sale)
3) Vikings using Zvezda and Strelets 1/72 miniatures http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1205 . The Zvezda miniatures have been bought for 14$. Expected full cost 30$.
4) Later Seleucids (Antiochus III) using the excellent Baccus 6mm miniatures https://www.baccus6mm.com/index.php?content=products . The army has been fully bought for 60$
So the price range for a Basic Imaptus army can rnge from 15$ to 60$ top. 11/72 and 10mm are probably the cheapest scales.
I have also began the painting process.
Here are the results for the first elemetns. I tried to paint to a level that is not the ultra detailed I use for single 25/28mm, but still rich enough to make beutifull armies.
1) Marian Roman Legion
Time to paint (excluding putting together) = 6 hours in two day 3 hour shifts
2) Swiss Confederate Pike unit
Time: 2-3 hours in one day
3) Viking Command Unit
Time: 4 hours in two day 2 hour shifts
4) Seleucid Argyraspids
Time: One three hours shift.
All in all the most fun to paint were the 6mm and 1/72. I expect the Swiss (which are a present) to be finished first.