Such was the case yesterday with the only differential being the speed with which I wielded the bank card despite its protestations that its still a week til payday.
TGN drew my attention to Otherworld Miniatures (http://www.otherworld.me.uk/index.html) who specialise in "a range of 28mm fantasy gaming figures inspired by the iconic imagery of the early role-playing games". Bloody hell do they! Give 'em a browse if you're wallet dares.
The following all pretty much jumped off the screen and throttled the cash out of me being just the figures that I was looking for to terrorise St Peytersburg. Less cartoony than Malifaux but more characterful and dynamic the West Wind. Premium prices but premium figures!