For 20$ then: Two horses w/ bardings, 7 men, 1 woman, racks of weapons, and kegs of ale... A recipe for disaster for the minifigs, perhaps, but a blessing for us castle-lovers...
For 30$ now: 2 jellybean knights, two real weapons, two big cardboard shields, a little king sitting on a high, high chair, and two wheeled horses. "Hello. Would you like some cheese?"
Hmmm... The competition? I just coughed up all my cash on ebay, so I won't be getting this anytime soon... But if I scrape up some $$ from somewhere and see a decent deal, the men can brawl over their ale forever at my place. Great set, 10/10
Sitting in a midnight glade
Firelight dancing off burnished blade
A Forestman sits
Wondering about the next day
But after three mugs of ale
Let it bring what it may.