I have participated in the previous KS'ers and have to say I have been impressed on the figs. Basically as stated it a pre-order at a discount but as I play various larger ancient games as well as DBA the number of figs is less of an issue for me. Also, some armies this is less of an issue than for others.
Overall, I have been very impressed with the toys and if you want decent figs for the period these are really nice.
From a previous comment in regard of pack size it's probably worth people approaching them about smaller quantities - if enough do so then there may be mileage there. The chap who runs FiB is very receptive to feedback on their Facebook page.
And FWIW, I note as I write this, the pledge level is now only a few hundred (UK pounds) off unlocking the Arthurians...!
Am I right in thinking we can't actually buy these figures yet? Scott
Not the ones from the current Kickstarter, Scott. The Kickstarter is quoting an estimated delivery of December for backers, which, on past performance, probably means the figures won't be on general sale until about this time next year.