Warlord games have a box of "Firelock Storming Party plastic boxed set" with 18 minis for just £12.
18 minis will that really be enought for a full 24 point Company to the Pikeman´s Lament I here you say.. Indeed it is if you field them as 3 units of Veteran Forlorne Hope @ 8 points each (6 minis in each unit).
This 24 point company that are only 18 minis are a real elite company that will perform very well, especially in shooting, but be sure to protect them as they are few...
If you manage to get hold of 6 more minis, for example by getting your hands on a blister of Warlords stunning "Petard Assault Team", you can field your 24 minis as 2 units of Forlorn Hope @ 6 points each and 2 Units of Agressive Forlorn Hope @ 6 points each.
Unfortunate I havent got them so I built my own from diferent plastic parts...
This 24 point company that are 24 minis of whom half are fire support and half are designated close combat troops. Well handeled this company can overthrow any enemy company, but once again protect your troops from enemy fire so they won´t be all depleated before the final charge.
Last some pictures of my first painted minis this year, a box of "Firelock Storming Party" mixed up with some Warlord plastic Cavalry to be fielded as Dragoons.