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Huscarle13 Feb 2022 2:21 p.m. PST

I always thought that the foundry figure from the Governor Weatherby's set was ideal?
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Leastways better than the Rum & Bones fant5asy figure for Grace O'Malley

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Wargamorium13 Feb 2022 3:10 p.m. PST

In school (100 years ago) we were taught that her name was Gráinne Mhaol (Grawnyeh Vwail) which means Bald Grace.

clibinarium14 Feb 2022 4:21 a.m. PST

Gráinne Mhaol does mean Bald Gráinne, but it's more likely in the sense of close-cropped. Supposedly when a child she wanted to go to sea with her father, but he waved her off with the excuse that her long hair would get caught in the ropes. To embarrass him she cut off all her hair.
My guess is that that name was given to her just because it's very close to her actual name Gráinne Ní Mháille, which sounds kinda similar.

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