Wednesday, 16 July 2008

"Monstrous regiments?"

An interesting thread of discussion concerning female units arose on the Society of Daisy Yahoo loop recently. Another loop has some pictures of 28/30mm figures of SYW persuasion here. I must admit they do look nice, and I can certainly find room for a unit or two in my imaginary armies. History shows that more than one woman fought in disguise during the Seven Year's War. Why not get them out in the full light of day? Does anyone have such "monstrous regiments of women" in their ImagiNation, or are thinking of raising them? Comment and let me know!
My latest order from Hirst Arts arrived Monday. Excellent service, as I only ordered them Friday. I'm looking forward to casting from them. They will give me the wide arches needed for the bridge project, along with other useful components. For now I'm making preliminary sketches to get an idea of what will be required for the construction.


Bluebear Jeff said...

Hmmm, I haven't thought of a female unit myself . . . what figures are you planning to use? Who makes any?

-- Jeff

A J Matthews said...

Hi Jeff, I would go for a unit of Eureka Miniatures "Countess Sandra" figures - except the range seems to have vanished from their website.

It's a moot point in any case - I have too much else on my plate to consider getting a unit like this for the forseeable future. If I did, I'd make them a guard unit, perhaps an 18th century version of the Cambodian Maiden Guard.