I'm gearing up to start a very large ACW commission (over 400 foot figures alone). But before I start it, I was able to complete two more units for my Field of Glory Carthaginian army. These are two units of Numidian light horse. The unit on the left is made up of Gripping Beast figures, and the unit on the right is comprised of Crusader Miniatures figures.
These are the Gripping Beast sculpts. They're nice and animated, and the horses look suited for light cavalry.
These are the Crusader figures. The figures are a little stiffer, but still look perfectly natural. The horses are huge compared with the Gripping Beast horses. I suspect that the historical Numidians rode horses closer to the Gripping Beast pygmies than these Crusader thoroughbreds.
Now that I've painted these up, I'm really happy with how both manufacturers' figures look. They have different styles, and I would probably go with Crusader if I needed any more figures, but that's just because I can get them fairly cheaply.