There are other manufacturers of 10mm miniatures besides GW. To show what to expect I've put some pictures of Pendraken, Division after Division and GW side by side, so that you can judge quality and relative size of the miniatures. Please keep in mind that I just took some models I had lying around and that I didn't look for especially good or bad models, it was a more or less random choice.
Agis Neugebauer (you might remember him from the First Battle Report) was so kind and painted an infantry and an cavalry stand of each of those manufacturers for me and wrote a comment about the miniatures. I just can't remember where I put my Irregulars, so there are no photographs of them.