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I noticed the other day for the first time ever that Eldar have female gaurdians! (I noticed funny lumps on their chests that other gaurdians didn't have. I also noticed that girls have these lumps on their chests :shifty: ) Anyway, I wanted to know what other races have female warriors?
I've concluded the following:
Space Marines (and chaos): it's a boys club, no girls allowed! :w00t:
Eldar (and dark): yes
Orks: no. they are fungi :x
Impy gaurd: no, sir! No womens here, sir!
Tau: I can't tell under their armor and I haven't heard about any female firewarriors. There is the special character in her "experimental" suit though
Tyranids: who can tell with them?
Necrons: they are all robots... so no? In the fluff they were all humanoids so i guess there were females, but then they became robots and this sexless
Also, i'm not saying that girls aren't as good as guys or anything. i'm not saying anything like that. I'm only asking if all races with sexes have female warriors.
Black Templars 3000 points
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You do get female guardsmen and there are a few odd models for them. There is an old model of a female commissar, the Tanith models have a female or two, and there are the female Last Chancers. None of the main model lines have females in them though.
Kroot females fight, but they apparently aren't much different in appearance to the males.
The degree of male/female differentiation varies across the 40K species. Humans are actually perhaps the most sexually distinct of them. Many races don't have sexes as we understand them due to the sheer alienness of their physiology.
Whether Tau females routinely fight is unknown. What Tau females even look like is uncertain, as only one Tau female has been expressly depicted.
There are female guardsmen. If nothing else, the entire Cadian population is in arms.. One reference in inquisitor talks about Cadian mothers giving birth on campaign and killing their children if they show any weakness.Impy gaurd: no, sir! No womens here, sir!
Naturally.. some planets might only allow male guardsmen (and a few matriarchal societies might only allow female guardsmen.) The degree of intergration might also vary.. I guess Cadian men and women serve in seperate regiments.
I'd go so far as to say that Eldar are the most like humans, they look almost exactly alike. They both were, after all, created by The Old Ones.
I'm not sure humans can always tell the difference between male and female eldar very easily, other than their obvious sexual organs. They're all very delicate looking, and the heads in the guardian box are interchangable.
There's also plenty of evidence to suggest that eldar find humans physically revolting. The fact that their derogatory name for them refers to some horrible alien ape creature says it all.
Tau females do fight, some are also in the firewarrior squads.
Tau females have a more humane appearance then their male counterparts.
"Only two female Tau have ever been illustrated. The first, Commander Shadowsun,
appeared to have a more anthropomorphic face than male Tau; being smoother and sleeker with larger eyes, a nose-like facial feature and a "Y" shaped facial slit. It is not known, however, whether Shadowsun is representative of all female Tau.
The second, the subject of an imperial dissection, had the facial characteristics of a male Tau."
While we're on the subject, I've seen at least one model of a female inquisitor in the Witch Hunters, but is it "unfluffy" to have a female DH inquisitor? I plan to scratchbuild one someday, and using female models as a base would be interesting, and I think a little unique.
Hmm.. Maybe a letter campaign to forgeworld is in order. I want badass Cadian chicks.
And, yeah, there are female Inquisitors in the ordo Malleus. There's a model of one for Inquisitor.. Let me find it.
Games Workshop Online Store — (Inq) Daemon HuntressI think what he means is that they don't have sexual organs, the fact that they're considered female is just anthropomorphisation.. Higher order tyranids don't reproduce sexually at all, their genetic makeup is selected instinctively and they're grown wholesale in the hive ships.Originally Posted by The_Omnissiah
Last edited by The_Giant_Mantis; November 10th, 2006 at 23:09.
Since Tau castes are formed by selective breeding, logically speaking there must be females in the Fire Caste.
None of this comes directly from any official background, but I'd imagine a culture that is as simultaneously utilitarian and egalitarian as the Tau would have females that can meet the minimum fitness requirements serving as soldiers alongside the men.
In my Cadre, Females that cannot meet the mimimun strength tests, but who meet minimum technical/dexterity tests (along with injured veterans and weaker males who meet the technical/dexterity tests) are given vehicle piloting training. They operate Devilfishes and Hammerheads as well as filling non-combat support positions. Its too bad there are no female Tau models that don't look like they went to Tau beauty school.