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Chris Palmer02 Feb 2012 2:13 p.m. PST

I completed my first unit of Venusian Amazons this week. I decided to add an Amazon faction to my Venusian GASLIGHT games after the release of Wargames Factory's plastic Amazons set offered a cheap way to build such units. As the old saying goes, "Women are from Venus," so I thought a race of Amazons on that planet would be ideal. They will represent an ancient civilization that is on the decline ever since the wild Venusian parrotmen developed guns. Hopefully they will befriend the newly arrived French, and a strong alliance will develop


For more photos and details, see my blog:

Redroom02 Feb 2012 5:49 p.m. PST


Personal logo Wolfshanza Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2012 7:08 p.m. PST

Really nice ! Have 2 boxs of them and now you've given me ideas on how to use them ! grin

Steve6402 Feb 2012 10:23 p.m. PST

Excellent – great work on the unique standards as well, they fit in perfectly.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2012 10:55 p.m. PST

They do look nice. I hadn't realized they came with a wide selection of helmets--I'd been rather put off by the Corinthian helment they show on the box.

surdu200503 Feb 2012 3:25 a.m. PST

I like the look of the copper armor, Chris. I also think the shield designs look right for VSF.

I think the alliance between the French and the Venusian Amazons works out in their favor. You know those Frenchies! A hundred hears later, there are enough Venusian Amazons to send some to colonize the Earth.


… And they've abandoned spears for ray guns.


Chris Palmer03 Feb 2012 8:32 a.m. PST

Thank you for your kind remarks, guys! grin

abdul666lw04 Feb 2012 10:31 a.m. PST

They are really great!

For some reason, blue skin for extra-terrestrials has positive connotations,



while green -even before GW Orcs/ Orks- almost always had negative ('reptilian'?) ones.

Aksakal04 Feb 2012 3:46 p.m. PST

And don't forget Interstella5555!

J Womack 9404 Feb 2012 9:52 p.m. PST

Good stuff!

CooperSteveOnTheLaptop09 Feb 2012 9:58 a.m. PST

TRIGAN EMPIRE Lokans (I think) were blue & they were sinister

Chris Palmer21 Feb 2012 10:02 a.m. PST

I made my first attempt at a Venusian Amazon Cavalrywoman today. I used components from the Wargames Factory Amazon Warrior, and Roman Cavalry sets, as well as a Games Workshop Cold One from a Lizardman Cavalry set.


More pictures and details on my blog:


alien BLOODY HELL surfer01 Mar 2012 6:47 a.m. PST

nice use of horrible figures – look at the detail level between the WF stuff and the GW lizard LOL

Chris Palmer01 Mar 2012 2:06 p.m. PST


I just finished the archer unit for this force:


abdul666lw16 May 2012 9:46 a.m. PST

Don't be upset by thread necromancy + hijacking, but the new miniatures for the Tsolyani Aridáni Legion of Lady Mríssa, 19th Imperial Medium Infantry


from link
would also make great 'non-Earthling' Amazons.

The world of Tékumel created by the late M.A.R. Barker is extremely original, the various human cultures for once are not historical ones masquerading under an assumed name, thus the corresponding figurines are specially appropriate for an extra-terrestrial human civilization of Ancient-Medieval level. Though it would probably not be very difficult to give some types of warriors a kind of musket with plug bayonet and an ammo pouch, for instance.

abdul666lw25 May 2012 5:51 a.m. PST

Give her a blue skin and golden armor
(and maybe, given that a chainmail bikini offers far better protection than a full suit of plate armor, a generous 'intermediate' cleavage):



Colonel O Truth28 May 2012 4:07 a.m. PST

Cool stuff, Chris. Very nice indeed.

Always did have a soft spot for blue women…

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