Well, today has been a good day.
An order I put in with Brookhurst Hobbies for some of their Xyston clearance packs has been confirmed and they had nearly everything I was after. In addition, this morning there was a break in the cold weather and I managed to prime some Strategia Nova Samnites and all of the Old Glory Marian legionaries I need to complete my armies for Caesar's wars against the Optimates.
I am well satisfied and now all I need to do is paint them!
It sounds so easy when you put it like that...