All-female miniature-warrior armies rock RPG status quo
A Kickstarter project offering all-women miniature-warrior RPG armies meets its funding goal in 30 seconds, rockets to nearly $350,000 in less than a week.
There are heaps of RPG miniatures available. It's easy to find muscled warrior dudes, cloaked wizard guys, armor-clad knights, and masculine beasts. It's less easy to find the ladies, especially ones wielding mighty weapons.
The RPG miniature options for women players (or anyone playing with a woman character) are about to explode with the overwhelming funding response to the Raging Heroes: The Toughest Girls of the Galaxy Kickstarter project. The miniatures come from an experienced French company and are geared for science fiction war game scenarios.
The pent-up demand for female armies is now pouring out into a crowdfunding explosion. The project started with a modest $12,000 goal, which was reached in the first 30 seconds of launch. It has now topped $345,000. Heroine figures are made from metal, while troops are made from resin. Pledges that include a miniature start at $15.
My favorite characters of the bunch are probably the Iron Empire Heavy Troopers, unlocked as a $340,000 stretch goal. These gals are armored to the hilt and have a vaguely alien look about them. I also can't wait to see the Rocketeer-inspired Drusilla Lepic, Skycaptain of the Jetgirls, in model form.
Not every miniature on offer here passes the sensible-armor test. There is the occasional bared midriff and guy-fantasy comic-book cover pose. At least the busty Lady Von Stroheim figurine is strutting her stuff with her boot-clad foot on top of a large pile of skulls. She may be anatomically odd, but she's been kicking some serious space butt. That's progress.