Crossposted by Mark Man of TIN from his Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, 13 February 2019
Crossposted from Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog by Mark, Man of TIN blog, 8 February 2019.
With FEMbruary in mind, you could do well to visit the interesting blogposts, references and figure lists at The Raft blog section on Wargaming Warrior Women. I visited this site for the Dahomey Warrior Women section last year https://wargamingraft.wordpress.com/wargaming-warrior-women/
Well worth spending some time reading and browsing here.
Here are some of my last year’s FEMbruary posts which link with The Raft’s history research:
Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN on 5th FEMbruary 2019.
I bought my first Bad Squiddo figures from Annie Norman last year, some fine 28mm Land Girls at Rest, as part of the FEMbruary challenge 2018.
This FEMbruary challenge 2019 I have chosen two packs of Bad Squiddo female figures:
Women of WW2 – Russian Soviet infantry command figures
Women of WW2 – Land Army Girls at work.
Unusual and charming figures, these Land Girls will get the gloss acrylic Toy Soldier paintwork style https://badsquiddogames.com/shop#!/Womens-Land-Army-at-work/p/93150439/category=21735085
As I don’t have any 28mm WW2 figures to game with, I will base these Bad Squiddo figures up individually but they will, for the time being, work as great little diorama vignettes.
Once more, like 2018, fantasy gaming blogger Leadballoony has set the FEMbruary 2019 challenge to paint some more believable female miniatures than the usual unbelievable chainmail bikini female fantasy (or male fantasy?) figures.
This year, matching book bloggers like Cupcakes and Machetes, https://cupcakesandmachetes.wordpress.com I have chosen a book for FEMbruary as well, to match the Bad Squiddo female Russian figures.
The Unwomanly Face of War looks to be a fascinating and suitably challenging read for FEMbruary 2019.
FEMbruary 2018 recap
Last year I featured several of the female figures in my toy soldier collection
FEMbruary 2018 even extended to my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog
And I marched on (with Marvin at the Suburban Militarism blog pitching in) and on into March and International Women’s Day March 8th …
Happy FEMbruary 2019 – It should be fun.
What might you do as your FEMbruary challenge?
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN on 31 January / 1st FEMbruary 2019.
Cross posted from my other plastic, budget-conscious gaming blog, Pound Store Plastic Warriors, here is some simple and cheap playset therapy:
With the usual budget playset ‘hallmark’ of a bizarre mix of scales and periods, there are some useful 45mm to 50mm figures and accessories for gaming. Who could want for more?
Crossposted by Mark, Man of TIN blog, 23 January 2019.
Eagle eyed reader Marvin at Suburban Militarism also spotted the two female soldiers in the part 3 clip of the 1877 Russo-Turkish war movie film.
Were these female soldiers part of the propaganda that also saw tanks and a modern military parade marking the unveiling of a (Russo-Turkish) War Memorial?
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN January 2019
Without knowing the historical background and no translation, this movie becomes a very good stand-in for any 19th century Imagi-Nations you may have.
Amphibious landings, cliff scaling, flag kissing, bugles and drums …
Lots of marching around, impressive uniforms, stirring soundtrack and Soviet era uplifted face shots for added heroism.
very imPart 3 ends with a Soviet tank parade as a memorial or anniversary is marked.
The historic background of Russo Turkish War in 1877 is set out briefly here in three minutes.
Without knowing the background, this could all be something straight out of Branwell Bronte’s head and the family Imagi-Nations of Gandalf, Angria nod Glasstown.
This post was inspired by Ross MacFarlane at Battle Game of The Month blog https://gameofmonth.blogspot.com/2018/12/meanwhile-for-your-19thc-centraleastern.html
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN 11 January 2019