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Before i begin, Please keep it clean and logical, Ie no saying things like just cos, and try to keep to the point and no flamming. Now that is cleared up, lets begin
In 40k There is only a few groups of females fighters. Why?
In a world of combat that being a small target is better value than being strong?
It does not take much effort to pull a trigger? and if whole worlds are at risk, why not use every person able to bear arms? I know that there is a demand for the models, it would give 40k a bit more of mix and would increase the number of painting options. What do we have to loose. The ones that have be made have sold very well.
Why not have a better range of female troops.
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You bring up an excellent point. Fluff-wise, there are a lot of female warriors in the 40K universe, human and otherwise, but the 40K model range does not reflect this at all. Given the fluff for armies like the Cadians and Eldar, both of which contain 50% female warriors in their ranks, it's quite bizzare that 40K has so few female miniatures. In fact, you can almost count them on one hand there are so few.
The most common theory I have heard people put forward is that Female minis would not sell well because 40K is targeted at young boys who think girls have cooties.
This one is ridiculous to anyone who knows the industry. Reaper, Rackham, and a number of smaller groups like Shadowforge and Hasslefree make a huge portion of their sales on female miniatures. There is a huge market for them but GW refuses to make more female models. In fact, they are making less rather than more. Even Satellite GW companies, like Forgeworld, have refused to pick up the slack on this one.
It is an enormous gaping hole in the 40K line of minatures, and there is no valid reason for it.
You should see this tread -
http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=89066 (Making female Cadians a reality)
Yes we should have a range of female models as having read books such as "For the emperor" having a few lady soldiers would really add to the human feel of the guard. On many worlds women fight in the armed forces along side men and there really is no major difference between the different sexs when it comes down to fighting. Its more about the environment that the people find themselfs in. It would be nice to have a squad of female soldiers but then again it would be nice just to have a spree of a different set of arms or heads. Come to think of it that would be a great way of giving us a few female body parts so we could just swap a few bits from the normal cadein models.
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I concur. In my Dark Eldar army, I wanted to go with a "witch" theme. However, because of a lack of female models (the ones that are look like... crap), I resorted to Dark Elf Witch Elves. I wanted other females, but all we get are 1/4 of the guardians, howling banshees and sisters. I knew that I wasn't alone in this feeling of wanting females. Although no one else in my gaming club seems to.
Seemingly, our only refuge is conversions (Ah, my beautiful female farseer on a jetbike...). It would seem logical that GW would produce female minis, since they are marketing to guys primarily. Since when would a few scantily clad women being included in a product keep men from buying something? Oh, logic. I sure miss you...
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Even if it's just to attract more female gamers to the hobby. As far as I've seen most of them are attracted straight to witch hunters or elves/eldar of some sort. In some cases tyranids too but that's not that common.
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"The most common theory I have heard people put forward is that Female minis would not sell well because 40K is targeted at young boys who think girls have cooties...."
I not sure who said that, but i have to say i would question your source, most teenage boys spend most of there lives trying to play with fit females.:w00t:
There is one aspect i have seen reading through old white dwarfs ( issues under 100) is that there was a time when a group of mothers tried to make out like it was a source of Porn for young, Innocent boys. although the mag had drawings, nothing to write home about. I think they may be trying to keep mothers happy.:cry: :cry:
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Exactly... look at Daemonettes. Or Wyches. GW sculptors seem to be the teenage boys on a hormonal rampage here, not the customer. As others pointed out in ze female cadians thread, you wouldn't even see much difference when they wear armour. That is, realistically speaking. GW have a habit of getting a knee-jerk OMFGBOOBIES!!11 reaction whenever the opportunity for a female model is presented. Typically this brings more retardedness than welcome diversity.
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Also, its to be politically correct. ( to a degree, IMO. Look at f'ing daemonettes) No one is willing to admit that war has become co-ed over the past few years.
Everyone seems to be stuck in World War II mode. The wife stays at home, while the men do the fighting. And GW is keeping that sickly little daydream alive by perpetuating the notion.
Let's face it, no matter how much complaining the customer does, nothing is going to change. GW is set in its ways.