Tuesday 30 June 2020

CCLXII. Turnip28: 13th Royal Horseradish Regiment

Turnip28 is all the rage now, looks like. It's a tabletop miniatures game currently in development by artist Max FitzGerald. The setting is a combo of postapoc and napoleonic, and it's "about turnips". What I think makes it so appealing is the aesthetic (conveyed from the start through the author's own captivating concept art) and the fact all you need to get onboard are a couple of sprues of plastic napoleonic and HYW minis. 

We don't know much about the rules yet; they're still being written. If you want to support the project you can do it on Patreon: LINK. On Instagram, #turnip28 gets more and more posts each day, as folks show off their interpretations of the core concept of bascinet-wearing, weary, muddy fusiliers. I'm overjoyed to witness a non-Warhammer project get such enthusiastic reception in the circles I inhabit as a creator.

I've cooked up my own regiment,  the 13th Royal Horseradish. Had all the bits at home, so it was even more convenient...
13th Royal Horseradish was formerly a cavalry regiment. They brought shame to their name by eating their own mounts to save themselves from starvation. Now they must walk through cold mud, haunted on every step by the spectre of their disgrace.

The soldiers were converted using Perry plastic HYW infantry and knights, and Victrix napoleonic French. The skull on the banner is from GW Nighthaunt and the flag itself is made of paper.
The Ghost, the Horseradish Spirit, the Spectral Root. This is a manifestation of the regiment's shame, which haunts the men and follows wherever they go. The model is converted from a Bloodfiend, one of my sculpts released by Harwood Hobbies.

Next week I will finally have the report of the third game in the Amfast Campaign. Been weeks since we played it, but somehow I struggled to find the time and motivation to put together the post.

Wednesday 24 June 2020

CCLXVI. St. Tuberosa; + Miniatures Without Borders

Boxed saint, St. Tuberosa. Like Talula, she belongs to an order of travelling death monks/nuns. Tuberosa peddled apotropaic beads and cured curses. Died of old age. Invoked against the evil eye.

Miniatures Without Borders

At the same time I took old Ambros II, king of Folda, and installed him into a box of his own. It's preparation for his eventual departure towards one of the winners of the Miniatures Without Borders charity raffle. 

You can win Ambros in the charity raffle!

"2020 has not been an easy year for anyone and it feels like the bad news just keep coming.
We decided we needed to do something, provide a positive message and try to bring together people around a noble goal. We hope to show just how amazing this community is and what we can do when we set our mind to it. 
This is why we have launched Miniatures Without Borders, a charity raffle for Doctors Without Borders. All the money we raise will go directly to DWB so the more tickets you buy the more you help. 
As an added incentive we have put up a whole host of miniatures as prizes! There are close to 30 prizes provided by members of our incredibly community and you could be the lucky winner! 
Please join us on this journey to help out a truly deserving organization, it is worth it."

The raffle was started by Alexander Winberg of Echoes of Imperium, and it's gathered some outstanding miniature artists to donate their minis. There are 27 prizes, from single models, to warbands and display pieces. If you want to see all the prizes and list of contributors follow this LINK. The full gallery of prizes is in the video on the raffle page, and you have a list with details below that. 

Buy a ticket or two, help a good cause, and perhaps win yourself a lovely prize!

Saturday 20 June 2020

CCLXV. Kill Team: Necron Flayed One and Bone Trees

Back in 2018 I did a converted Necron Kill Team warband. With new Necron models coming in with the next edition of Warhammer 40k, it's time to revisit that project!

Flayed One

The core Kill Team rulebook has four unit types for Necrons: Warriors, Deathmarks, Immortals and Flayed Ones. The latter was the only one I hadn't made for my original kill team, even though I had the design figured out.  But here it is now, my interpretation of a Flayed One:

The red legs and arms come from Admech Ruststalkers, the torso is from Victrix Gallic Naked Fanatics, and the head is a GW skull.

Warrior, Flayed One, Immortal.



Bone Trees 

Produced by the awesome Wilhelminiatures, these resin scenery pieces fit so well with my Beksiniskiesque Necrons. You can get them on Etsy: LINK.

Saturday 6 June 2020