Anyway, I found a rather nice core Afrika Korps force on eBay which I picked up for £108.00 which with a tank, a recce element and some soft skins, will be just the ticket.
As you can see, it's tidy and carries the 'mood' of Rommel's chaps really nicely:
The day after, the first of my fantasy stuff sold, and thus the costs of the army were covered.
Then, last night I was on a well known social media site, when I saw a rather nice early war German army being offered. It was well in excess of 2000 pts and so, I enquired with the seller, who, was mainly looking for trades, if he had a cash price in mind.
He did, and so I parted with £220 including postage, rulebook, two source books and the order dice required, and got this: