Hobby gaming, in general, is a pretty expensive hobby. Figures for the various games that we love to play aren't always cheap, and that can lead to a lot of people feeling that they really can't get into it. However, that doesn't have to be the case, as is being shown with Granny Grating Armies, up on Kickstarter now.
The system has you creating historical 10mm-ish armies from plastic grating. Using various cuts, you can create infantry of different types, including archers and phalanxes. Even cavalry and generals can be made. And it's not expensive to create an entire army this way, letting you play a historical-style mass army game and you can still afford the nicer packages of ramen.
The campaign is up and running now with still 24 days to go.