Ah, the joy of a delivery of new miniatures! Behold:
Bags and bags of Tékumel figures - two warbands and two hordes of Shén + a few others, and a bunch of Sapphire Kirtle skirmishers, along with assorted weapons and shields, and another Sérudla (far right). I am most interested in the Shén, so they were sorted out first:
Piles of Shén instead of bags now!
The different poses are formed up into files, or maybe conga lines (!), and the first element of Shén poses on a Litko 60mm square base. This first element of Shén will be representing the Tsolyáni Legion of the City of Chrí, 7th Imperial Shén Auxiliary Heavy Infantry. This is a bit of an odd unit, with a human commander that dresses like his reptilian Shén troops, and this element of the Legion is armed with pikes. This unit should be an eye-catcher, with the scales of the Shén being a satin black, and the armor a mix of blue and red-orange.
Here is another pic of the Legion, with a slightly different mix of figures:
This pic is meant to be a mnemonic to help me remember the placement of the figures on the base, as I will surely forget once I finally get this element ready for basing!
And here most of the Shén have been separated into element groups - with a slip of paper identifying the unit - for storage until the first element is done. This represents two different legions - one is Tsolyáni and one is Yán Kór - with three elements of six figures each.
I have yet to delve into the bags of skirmishers, and there are some other goodies mixed in there also.