I actually like the sample list in the Introductory Guide that came with the Battlegroup, so I think I'm going to work towards building it.
|Name||Points||Retail Price||# Needed||$ Needed|
|Malekus, the Burning Truth||-30||39.99||0||0|
|Choir of Menoth||6||31.99||0||0|
|Flameguard Cleanser Officer||4||14.99||1||14.99|
I only need to purchase five things, with a full retail price of $159.95. I'm sure I'll be able to negotiate a decent discount by shopping around and checking eBay for deals. I'm still going to stick with my Mercs/Rhulic idea, but that will top out at 10 points, which I already own.
Since everyone likes pretty pictures, here are all the models that make up the Menoth force I'm putting together...