Saturday, 13 August 2011

Wax On, Wax Off...

Or rather:

"Left Wing, Right Wing, Body, Prince"


Fifty times.

That was the process used for bagging up our new Imperial Messenger Vignette. I should note that this step was preceded by a sorting phase where the left and right wings were put into little piles, and by the "take baggy and open it" part; and it was followed by "zip baggy shut, take another baggy" (and so on.)

I left the labels till the end. I have found they are a handy check that I have all the packs accounted for as I know exactly how many labels are on each sheet and can easily see how many I have used and are left unused.

This was repeated for the Puppet Master Vignette (seven parts) and the Sacrifice Set (4 parts.) For the columns, I put them in baggies, one of each, even though technically they are sold separately. To date, people have been buying one of each anyway. Note that when I say repeated, I mean repeated fifty times for each set.

The Hlaka proper were a little more complicated as I had to first separate piles of left and right flying wings and left and right landed wings. What I did was take a box with ten plastic trays in it. Then I put the correct quantities of each component in the Hlaka troop sets into each tray - each tray representing a set. This allowed me to work in a controlled fashion and have the sets all nicely sorted. After every ten I bagged the lot, one tray at a time. Then I repeated the process. I haven't completed all 100 sets yet, but I'm getting there.

This is the least fun part of our business and I keep forgetting how long it takes to do. :-(

Monday, 8 August 2011

A Lesson in Logisitics

Fifty sets of hlaka with javelins and hlaka with firepots is equal to 800 figures and 1600 wings - wings that have to be paired up and matched with a figure, either flying or landed. (Oh, yeah forgot about that part...)

And I've run out of zip-locks to put the sets in. Grrr...

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Summer Catalogue uploaded...

Our first Tekumel Project "2011 Summer Catalogue" has been uploaded. The download link is over on the Tekumel Club blog, which is where we sell our stuff anyway...


It's google docs, and according to the settings it is supposed to be available to everyone "with no login required" but some people have said it ain't working for them.

If it doesn't work for you I can email you a copy - LMK at:

green27 -AT- sympatico -DOT- ca

Monday, 1 August 2011

The Band of Joyous Heroes

I've started a new series of posts on my "Heroes of the Age" blog, describing A Band of Joyous Heroes - it's mechanisms and it's intent.