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The Ladies of Warhammer 40k

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:26 pm 
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Since I find myself greatly outnumbered in the battlefield by men everywhere I turn, I was curious to find out more about other women who play Warhammer 40k.

I'm a brand new player (is that even what we're called? players? hehe) and still feeling my way through my army choice, painting for the first time while my confidence shatters as I redo the faces again and again, cursing at the tiny plastic pieces of my immolator that can't seem to follow my demands through assembly, and the butterflies of excitement as game night approaches each week.

I've chosen for myself the Witch Hunters, Sister of Battle. The best explanation for my choice comes from the first bit of advice I was given "pick an army that looks the coolest to you." And honestly, these battle-hardened chicks are hot :D

I'm really interested in hearing from and hearing about other women who have taken up arms and what armies they've chosen and their experiences so far.

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Sometimes when I lose, I cry like a girl.

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Dr_Remulack wrote:
Sometimes when I lose, I cry like a girl.

Does that count? 8)


LMAO!! :lol:

Umm, I know that the owners of Z-Games (a local game store) is a miniature gamer, but I am not for sure if she plays 40K.

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It is a very male-dominated hobby... and not always the best examples of manhood either. Gamers... well, that's a whole other topic.
I've run in to maybe two reasonably active woman players in the greater Portland, Oregon area. One of them I still encounter sometimes. I will have to ask her about "woman gamer issues" the next time I see her and her Tyranids. Or ask her to post here.

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Man that's wierd or just good timing but over at warseer in the intro threads there are a few new members who are women. You might want to check them out. :)


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kryptt wrote:
Man that's wierd or just good timing but over at warseer in the intro threads there are a few new members who are women. You might want to check them out. :)
After wading through the massive number of junk threads/posts, I think I found it. This one? New Girl
Not that this should be taken as an endorsement to actually visit another forum besides this one....

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Those ladies should come post their stories here!! :D


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Not an official player yet. I am such a noob and need help but I am that rare thing known as a chick that likes this kind of stuff. I tried gaming but the whole hand/eye coordination got in the way. I'm really into strat games.
I love horror movies, and comic books, I'm a metal-head, alt horror/fetish model/preformer, and vampire.
Thats said I'm leaning towards the Vampire Counts. I bought some little game to help me learn all this stuff before I officially pick my army but eh there you go. I'm also from the South but (&#$@!) it girl players are rare I guess.

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I only play the sci-fi version of Warhammer (40K) so I'm not too familiar with Fantasy. Still, I know what you are going through in terms of selecting a starting army. There are tons of choices and lots of complexities behind each one. Do you choose an army that looks good, and maybe find out later that you don't like the way they play? Choose something that seems effective but risk having the flavor-of-the-month army?

Zymminy wanted female miniatures, and Witch Hunters was the easiest army to make all female. They're a tricky army to play though, and not very widely used. I'm not sure if the gender of your miniatures matters, or what Fantasy armies have female minis.

I do strongly recommend watching some games that involve your potential army of choice. See what miniatures are suitable for that army and how it plays before making a big investment.

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I've just managed to get my girlfriend to start playing 40k (win!)

She's currently putting a Tau army together, and seems to be enjoying herself so far, although we've only played a single 500pt game so far, so she hasn't really been at it for long!

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Well, I'm at least 12 years active in the hobby, and I've only *KNOWN* about 2 ladies playing 40k (never actually saw them). Oh, and then the other one, that it's like an urban legend, from Turn Signals on a Land Raider, where a female player comes to play against the marines with and I.G. Army. Well, that's about it. It seems that you are a fleeting shadow in this hobby girls...

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I have been playing 40k properly since 3rd Ed. came out, been to a reasonable number of tournaments and was an active member in a gaming club (B.F.P.) and I have only ever met 2 women who play either 40k or WHFB - 1 got into it via her boyfriend who was part of BFP, the others father did it so I am guessing she got ito it that way (she mainly did RPing though).

I don't know why but I know loads of women who are similar to Murder Sin Cyr but still think wargaming is lame (sorry complete mind blank...). Even one of my friends who ADORES RPing won't even look twice at GW products (maybe she'd be interested in the other companies stuff but she just doesn't seem interested in wargaming generally).

So you are defo in the minority.

As for army selection, in 40k it is less of an issue of tactical ability and more of an army you like the looks of (there are exceptions of course) where as in WHFB it seems to be a more important part - for example my friend brought 2500-3000pts of Wood Elves (because he liked how they looked and teh fluff), assembled them all and has yet to paint them as, due to them being a more tactical army they require a good knowledge of WHFB tactics/rules, he cannot win any games and has subsequently lost all motivation for the army.

So for 40k/Necromunda it is more a case of what you like the look of whereas WHFB can be more tactical.

Army composition on the other hand can be a completely different matter...

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Im a girl! I pleay Tyranids, Witch Hunters, and Necrons. I also have a tomb kings army yet to be completely assembled.

I roll all pink dice, and started playing because my now Husband then boyfriend got me into it. I chose my first army, Tyranids because I thought that not only am I one of the only girls who plays with some consistancy, but I would be wielding one of the most blood driven armies out there! (minus blood angels, and chaos of course). I havent played in awhile because the only store we could find in vancouver (where we just moved) has shut down. And my husband already commutes to Beaverton 5 days a week, so we cant always get out there every weekend.

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Yeah, girls and miniature gaming isn't really two things to put together in most sentences.

It's like at games day, majority of girls will be looking bored and dragged there.

Just sort of how it goes really.

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My current girlfriend plays Gorkamorka with us.

I think she most enjoys construction and painting and every now and again buys another new kit just for the models. She's now up to two ork trukks, four bikers (one converted from a Chaos one), a load of ork boys, and some stormboyz.

She's a better painter than I've ever been!

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