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.

7 comments:

  1. They look awesome and the spirit is certainly haunting

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  2. Great figures, I really like the juxtaposition between the medieval and the Napoleonic.

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  3. These look brilliant, as does all the stuff on Instagram. It's exciting to see a project like this with support, I keep trying to get away from Warhammer and inq28 but am driven back by nescessity.

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  4. Your painting style realy suits them !

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  5. Crazy stuff. Love the horseradish!

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  6. Subtlety of the hue variations in what is essentially a collection of neutral colors is amazing work!

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