I got up at 05:00 this morning filled with a burning determination to win an eBay auction.
Well, win it I did, although not without a degree of buyers' regret.
On the bright side, this purchase will get me to the point where we can start having battles. This is a good thing. The infantry alone represent about 7 regiments worth of figures, so some progress can again be made.
The cavalry may be a bit surplus (except for the hussars), so I may sell some of them on to pay for further bits later on.