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Personal logo Whirlwind Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 9:47 a.m. PST

Does anyone make any figures suitable for female Goth warriors link in the time of Aurelian in 28mm and/or 6mm?

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 10:53 a.m. PST

I don't know exactly what they looked like but I think you should find something suitable from for example



Edit: That's 28mm

Piano Man21 Jan 2019 10:58 a.m. PST

Mostly what I know is more Northern Norse related… but at least I think you should look at these:

My first stop to look would be Bad Squiddo games, for 28mm. Not sure anything works for you but its worth a look.

I Would also possibly look for Shadowforge Valkyries. Once again, may not be exactly but perhaps some conversions work. I am not sure who to get them for, but here at least is a picture.


Brother Vinni has some nice looking Dark Age. Need to sort through them but there are some nice looking pics here.


Footsore have some Valkyries which you could possibly convert.


There are of course the Shieldwolf Shieldmaidens. (Note these do not come with spears, mostly axes, swords, etc)


Then there are the Frostgrave females.


I have the the Bad Squiddo Berserkers and Cavalry, excellent minaitures. I also have the Footsore but not yet painted. But Footsores are always a joy to paint. I also have the Shieldwolf which I really like but pose wise can be a little stiff. But the paint up nicely.

I have ordered some Brother Vinni spear maidens, but the shipping has been taking a while, which I was warned about. I ordered early December I think.

Hope this helps.

Hector Blackwolf22 Jan 2019 1:54 p.m. PST

I think you'd first have to decide what you think they might have looked like.

From what I understand, Gothic women wore the same rather shapeless ankle-length dress as the Norse, Celts, Germans, etc. So, the next question is whether or not they would adopt male costume, or stay in female attire.

Gothic clothing isn't terribly different from Norse clothing (at least from what we understand) so, most 'shieldmaidens' would probably work. If these are the "Heroines of the Gothic Nation" Gibbon describes, I imagine they would be rather well equipped, like Gothic nobles.

GurKhan24 Jan 2019 5:10 a.m. PST

The "heroines of the Gothic nation" Hector cites were drawn by Gibbon from the Historia Augusta biography of Aurelian, which does indeed say they wore men's clothing:

There were led along also ten women, who, fighting in male attire, had been captured among the Goths after many others had fallen; these a placard declared to be of the race of the Amazons for placards were borne before all, displaying the names of their nations.

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