Saturday, February 4, 2017

Some Women Of Valour

These 28mm igures arrived over Christmas and are now primed and on the painting table.  They are from Bad Squiddo Games, founded by Annie Norman (the Dice Bag Lady) to promote a more realistic kind of female figure and body type for war gamers.  These Dark Ages warriors seemed to me to be useful for my Lord of the Rings Project, where they will serve as Rohirrim.   No doubt a village will be attacked by raiders while the menfolk are away with their lord of the Riddermark, and so these shield wives and maidens will turn out to defend their homes and children

I am hoping to get them painted as an entry for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge and maybe even attract the attention of the lovely Sarah for her choice of the best female figure of the contest.  A lofty goal, but I have my hopes.

These figures are generally well cast.  The two leaders, the lady with the banner and her companion blowing the horn, are exceptional.  The rest are good to fair. with the worst being the left most one in the bottom row.  I think they’ll paint up well.  They are on the average for 25 to 28mm figures, and should mix well with the primarily GW figures in my LOTR collection.

 Here’s another Woman of Valour.  On Thursday Madame Padre went in for her second chemo treatment, and sported a very appropriate Tshirt from the Canadian Soldier On charity for wounded warriors.   She is indeed a warrior, who has never uttered a word of self-pity and is determined to maintain a positive attitude.   I am very proud of her.   

Blessings to you and those you love, be there for them.

MP+

19 comments:

  1. God bless both of you! Cool collection of minis. That should be fun to paint up.

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  2. Well done Kay!
    And your little lead ladies should be good for protecting Bakonraed the Pig of Rohan.

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    1. Kay is awesome. I agree, Bakkonraed is a tempting (and soft) target. His bacon needs saving.

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  3. That collection of female figures looks the more attractive for the fact of more realistic body shapes, and that they are wearing clothes.

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    1. Exactly. No chainmail bikinis to be seen.

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  4. Those look like a great choice for Sarah's Choice. Hope the treatments go well for Madame Padre.

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    1. Thanks Rod, So far Kay is doing really well, she is mobile and active and always cheerful. Keeping prayers going and fingers crossed.

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  5. Kay radiates positivity and courage in the photo, a warrior indeed.
    Your female figures look great and will be another excellent addition to yourLOTR forces.
    Having just rewatched the final Hobbit film the other week which contains female warriors/civilians defending I can visualise your new figures in action...
    Alan

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    1. Thanks Alan. You're right, that scene is great inspiration in an otherwise terrible film(s).

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  6. Great looking female fig's Michael! Thinking of you both, all the best for this battle too.

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    1. Thanks, mate. Much appreciated. It is a battle, and my girl is in the thick of the fray, swinging like a hero.

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  7. Great figures....Annie is doing all wargamers a great service producing realistic fighting women. Three cheers for Madame P. as well, a most appropriate t-shirt she is sporting.

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  8. Best wishes Kay - don't ever let it grind you down! :) xx

    Padre - I'm looking forward to seeing those figures painted up. Is it just me or does the head of the one to the left of the standard bearer look somewhat small in proportion to her body?

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  9. I'm liking the look of the warrior, they should be a blast to paint up and great to see Madame Padre with a smile on her face too.

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  10. That hornblower is a Hefty heroine to be sure but surely the one above the standard bearer, she who is waving her sword, was cast to be the leader of the band? May they all be as valiant on the table as your lady is in life.

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  11. Those lady warriors are very appropriate for your LotR project! The horn blower especially stands out - lovely sculpt!

    Smashing to see your wife smiling and to hear she is doing okay. Much love to you both.

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  12. Nice mix of figures, looking forward to them painted up and great to see your good lady looking so well!
    Best Iain

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  13. "Soldier On" indeed! My best wishes to Kay and yourself during this round of chemo.

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