I was in my local GW store buying some flesh coloured paint (for my Old West cowboys) when I noticed they had the turf packs in stock. I looked at both the Mordheim Turf and the Middlenland Tufts, but in the end decided I liked the look of the Mordheim Turf better and bought a pack.
Mordheim Turf is a pallid yellow colour, and when your Warhammer armies march across it, a few choice tufts on their bases will really help to set the scene. Each sheet is 210 x 148 mm in size (or 8.3 x 5.8 inches if you prefer Imperial measurements), and holds 200 individual grass tufts of varying sizes, ranging from large patches of foliage to small clumps. They’ve also been specifically designed to stand up straight, adding a little extra height to the bases of your models. Once you’ve finished painting your miniatures, simply peel off the tufts you want to use and stick them to your bases using a dab of Citadel PVA Glue.
I have seen similar products before and in the olden days I use to cut tufts of sisal (string) for tufts of grass. These tufts however appear to be much finer and less coarse than sisal is. I am intending to use them mainly with my Flames of War bases and possibly my Old West miniatures rather than my Orks.
They’re not cheap at £8.00 per pack but compared to the Army Painter range seem to be of similar value. Will be interesting to see the results.