Thursday, June 29, 2023

Snail Knight Heavy Cavalry for Turnip28

Hi All!

Today I have a unit of Heavy Cavalry for Turnip28. In the game these guys are called 'The Bastards' and, with a little luck, they can live up to their name to be quite rude on the tabletop. One of the optional, amped-up variants allows you to bring in 'Snail Knights' (I know, wtf) as a proxy, so I thought I'd kill two slugs with one salt shaker and have this unit fill both roles.

These models are from 'DogDogDog' on Cults3D. Certainly can't fault the designer's handle, and I think the sculpting is pretty terrific too.

I added a couple pavise shields for looks-cool-factor, and replaced the standard bearer's lance with brass rod to make it a little more survivable on the tabletop. Otherwise, they're pretty much stock.

The whacky heraldry was fun to paint up, though I certainly wouldn't want to be doing this for a unit of 24 models...

Next up: Character models from 'Familiar Tales'.

Have a good one!

- Curt