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.