In order to keep my purchasing focused and my collection from sprawling (too late), I will build up two armies (to start), using Neil Thomas's One Hour Wargames medieval rules as a guide, although Morschauser will most likely get the nod when it comes time for actual play.
That said, I'll make some concessions. In particular when it comes time to fielding archers, which Thomas suggests should be crossbows, based on what I can find and how much I'm willing to spend. Crossbowmen are hard enough to find for the European-ish army, let alone the Saracen / Turkish-ish army.
Now, you undoubtedly noticed the parenthetical "to start" in an earlier paragraph.
Well, as these things are wont to do, an idea has exploded in my head. My "end-goal" (do wargamers really have stopping points?) is to build armies for my own Hyborian campaign of sorts, where ahistorical match-ups of the ancient and medieval worlds will be a possibility.
I'm already eyeing up 1/32 Roman figures from HaT, TSSD and Expeditionary Force as a possible future army.