Is it just me or is it incredibly expensive for Americans to build certain Essex DBA armies in 2023? I know inflation etc. is a factor but still. I really like the recently redone T'ang/Sui models so I'm trying to build a Sui army. But there are no Sui army packs and the T'ang DBA 2 and 3 army packs aren't very suitable for a Sui army with all the options. Are those of you building somewhat niche armies with Essex figures just buying individual packs? Even with the discount from Noble Knight Games it looks like a DBA 3 sui army with all options would be over $100.
Yes, the Essex Sui Dynasty figures are very nice. Since you mentioned going with all-options, you will require a LOT of figures, what with all the 8BW and 7Hd elements, hence the higher cost for this army (not to mention the steep postage costs from the Mother Country.) Festoon them with lots of flags, and you'll have one of the more eye-catching armies around. For me, that makes it worth the cost.