I missed a western army of VII-VIII century AD, an historical period that curiosly often  is played in my association campaigns. I decided then to buy the core of a Carolingian army, to be completed by dark age psiloi, archers and hordes that I can borrow from other armies. These figures were bought from Hinds Figures. They were cheap, and the wargame style quality was what I was looking for. Miniatures are mostly Essex with some OG too.