Thursday, July 24, 2014

Female Soviet Snipers and the Marvelous Land of Oz

I've previously written about using miniatures/wargaming in the Wonderful Land of Oz.  So far I've only  managed to cover some of the movies (The Wizard of Oz, Oz: The Great and Powerful, as well as Legends of Oz: Dorothy Returns).

Since we've moved into the new house, I've also made it a nighttime routine with my eldest daughter, Maja, to read a chapter from the actual books.  We just happened to finish The Marvelous Land of Oz and while I try to compile and research, I really hit a major snag with two organizations:  General Jinjur's Army of Revolt and Glinda the Good's Army of the South Country. 

The uniforms for both armies are well detailed in the book, the troubling issue I have is that both armies are totally comprised of girls.    Don't get me wrong, I love the storylines, but the issue is, how many companies make 25mm minis of women dressed like this:

I did find a few female "historical" minis, but these are a bit unflattering (i.e. way too much T&A for any game, much less one based in Oz). 

I would easily accept the WW2 female Soviet uniform, if someone manufactured them.  I'd even change the guns to spears or knitting needles, depending on the army.
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  1. Have you looked at the female Hussars from Hinderland Minuatures?
    They might be useable.
    Also, thanks for the ideas for Oz mini sources!

  2. Thanks! I did post something about Hinterlands a bit past the date on this post, and they will display prominently in my breakdown for the Marvelous Land of Oz.