(*For a part* already posted as a comment to the 'new pirates' thread)=> http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=250199
a rather appealing 18th C. 'female pirate captain / adventuress'
and an even more... fanciful 18th C. female Assassin
: both could have their way in any Pirate / Swashbuckling ('Gloire') / Gothic Horror (Carnevale http://vesper-on.com/index.php
/ A Touch of Evil http://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/35815/a-touch-of-evil-the-supernatural-game
) / Horror http://anatolisgameroom.blogspot.fr/search/label/Strange%20Aeons%2018th%20century
/ Pulp / Science Fiction http://www.drunkendragoonproductions.com/18thcentimagi-nation/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=81
game set in the Lace Wars era,=> http://www.drunkendragoonproductions.com/18thcentimagi-nation/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=79 an unit of Lace Wars 'she-dragoons'
: not only they could be fielded in Imagi-Nation armies, but they could appear as 'Marinettes
' in Pirates games, as well as in Petite Guerre
skirmish games (such as e.g. the episodes of the never ending struggle between Lady Pettygree and Milady de Winter played by Bill Protz -BAR and D.A.F. -Minden Miniatures- http://campaignsingermania.blogspot.fr/search?q=pettygree
: so far Bill Protz has to resort to inappropriate Hinterland Victorian Hussarettes
a tricorne over a 'period' haircut
a rapier and a pistol and you'll have a stunning (http://tinminis.com/Delia2010.jpg
variant could easily be obtained with an alternate head http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-4QfNLjPi3yc/Tq0BN2UdOyI/AAAAAAAAAnw/6yxgfKV11Yo/s1600/robida+le+vingtieme+siecle.JPG
(perhaps with goggles?) and VSF weapons.Ideally
the 3 'characters' should be available on foot and riding
(horses to be obtained elsewhere) as at a time it was practically the norm for minis of 'dungeon adventurers'.
All in 28mm
: even if it makes them slightly smaller than, say, Minden miniatures, all the better, women are on the average more petite
PS: Don't forget wargaming minis are NOT intended to be display case figurines to be scrutinized individually, but are intended to be used as playing pieces seen en masse
from a distance: their most distinguishing features are to be... emphasized / underlined
(as a form of poetic licence, let's forget that gravity is lower on Barsoom...)
Really *odd* how -while our hobby basically invites everyone -children included- to simulate wounding, killing, the maiming of human bodies- some prefer female miniatures to look androgynous. As if it was feminine beauty which was 'shocking', obscene, had to be toned down / hidden (from children?). On TMP vignettes of 'finishing off' a helpless wounded foe are displayed for all, children included, to see; but bits of unpainted metal or plastic 28mm high are concealed behind an 'adult filter'. Seems to reflect a bizarre perversion of aesthetic / ethical values, of what is really ugly / obscene, of what type of images children have to be protected, if that is the underlying reason of such censorship.