What a weird bloody title huh? Haha. I hope it grabbed your attention.
Weird title for a weird concept.
Turnip28 is a tabletop wargame in the subculture world of gaming developed by artist and hobbyist Max Fitzgerald. I saw it pop up on Instagram over a year ago now and was intrigued and confused all at once. I sort of put it in the back of my mind and planned on exploring it more at a later date. A few weeks ago I did more of a deep dive on the whole thing and what a weird but wonderful thing it is haha.
Long story short…
Years ago Games Workshop came up with a game called Inquisitor which had 54mm scale miniatures. It didn’t kick off as well as they hoped but what spawned from it was inquisitor 28(mm) or inq28 and this has become hugely successful all over the world. Basically smaller warbands battle each other in the grim dark world of 40k. There’s also AOS28 (Age of Sigmar 28mm) which is the same but instead of guns they have swords and crossbows.
There have been lots of other little offshoots too which have all been very cool to follow and watch.
What stands out for me with Turnip28 is just how bloody weird (I think I’ve said that a few times now) the whole thing is haha.
The setting is Post Apocalyptic approximately 1000 years after the Napoleonic wars. Technology has stagnated and a weird bloody root thing has sort of taken over, covered everything and dragged it into the mud. How unique and brilliant is that? Heres Max explaining the whole thing in his own words courtesy of Goonhammer –
“It’s about turnips, that’s the line. That’s the answer to every single question. That’s the glib response I give everyone… but really it’s a post-apocalyptic Napoleonic root-vegetable themed wargame slash universe slash community weird project thing.”
Needless to say I wanted to build my own little Turnip army. I’ve built a few troops (fodder) and a handful of leaders (Toffs) but, just tonight, I put this wee las together and I am quite taken by her.
The Lady Rutabaga.
I’ll be doing snow for the bases and also using some real vegetation like you can see here with the tree (twig) 😉