Well, this sure has turned into surprising days!
During my lunchbreak the other day I had a chat with a friend who does really nice 28mm Early and Mid War Russians for Bolt Action, and I have been trying to get him to try Battlegroup. Problem is he has 28mm and 15mm, and I have 20mm. Forced perspective much?
So, what to do? Well, his proposal, if I choose to accept it, is that I look around for second hand lots of 28mm Germans to oppose his Russians, and he will pay for them (budget of 50 euros for this one). If I at one point want to quit because it is not me, I will pay him back the money. Sounds like a very good deal to me! (and a good motivator).
Posting around on various forums has netted a few offers of lots of suitable and less suitable miniatures and vehicles, all 2nd hand (I always prefer to buy second hand so why not now?) and suitable for Early War. I've sent out several requests for pricing or offers to the lots I'm most interested in, and rejected a few others (being all plastic or late war). I'm looking purely at non camouflaged troops now so painting should be speedy.
And in other news, I was pleasantly greeted by a package (and a non-smiling gf (because of said package)) which turned a box of North Star Bandit Buntai, donated by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous :)
So, another expense free day with plenty of plot twists. And I even managed to sell 60 euro worth of kits as a added bonus. So my Lead Mountain is acting a bit like a sleeping volcano now, increasing and decreasing in size in regular intervals :P