Years ago there was a now forgotten chapter called the space amazons. I may be the only woman here that remembers something about them. Does anyone else ever recall reading about them etc? I liked the idea of a all female space marines chapter kicking butt on the outer fringes of the imperium.
do you mean the women in silver armors from the HH-artbooks?
I thought that there could be no female space marines due to some genetic problems with the gene-seed or something. ._. Female IG, Check. Female Eldar, Check. Female Dark Eldar, Check. Female Chaos...? Female Space Marine (Not including the Adeptius Soroitas)? Female Tau? I'm not even going to go into Tyranids/Necrons...
this seems more suited to TT&H. but as wraithcat said, there can be no female marines. The space marine geeneseed is not compatible with female bodies. The closest youre going to get is the Sororitas or female inquisitors in power armour
[SIZE=+1]Well i google female marins and found this Sticking Up for the Girls: In Defense of Female Space Marines[/SIZE] [SIZE=+1]
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Sticking Up for the Girls: In Defense of Female Space Marines Every so often, I’ll visit an online forum and come across a thread debating whether female Space Marines belong in Warhammer 40,000. As one can tell by a perusal of the Fighting Tiger Codex, I am adamantly on the side of those who say yes; however, others are not. In this rant, I’ll discuss why I believe that female Space Marines belong in the game and why I don’t accept the objections of players who don’t agree (henceforth known as the Distinguished Opposition). Why Use Female Space Marines? For me, the idea of female Space Marines was a way out of a bind. I had started my Fighting Tiger army in 1987 and had painted scores of them, many as “White Tigers.” I was inspired by the Second Edition Ultramarine Codex to develop some background material—“fluff”—for my chapter. As I did, I had difficulty explaining why some of my Marines wore white armor pieces. What was it about them that warranted such a different look? Flipping through the original Rogue Trader book, I came across the picture below and decided that my “White Tigers” would be women warriors in power armor. Artwork © copyright 1999 Games Workshop Ltd. At the time, I didn’t know what an “Adepta Sororita” was. I found out several months later, when the Sisters of Battle Codex was published, but I paid it little attention. My female warriors weren’t “nuns with guns,” they were the Tigers of Kali, Assault Marines with a penchant for taking the hands of defeated enemies as trophies. Oh, sure, I got some strange looks from a few opponents, but back in those days, most people I encountered really didn’t care. Second Edition armies tended to be pretty strange anyway. Third Edition arrived, and in revamping my army, I took the opportunity to add more female Marines, including Raja Khandar Madu (at right), who eventually became my favorite character (and, it must be said, the favorite character of many visitors to this site). Using female Marines expanded my thinking and opened up a lot of avenues for creativity and discovery, especially when considered in the light of late 20th Century/early 21st Century perceptions of women. If one supposes for a moment that female Space Marines exist, one might ask: What physical changes would be associated with transforming a woman into a Space Marine? How would these differ from those used for men? What would a female Space Marine look like? Would female Marines retain (how can I put this delicately?) “feminine” body features? Could female Space Marines be considered “feminine” or “beautiful?” Would female Space Marines be able to reproduce? For that matter, can male Space Marines reproduce? Would female Marines think or feel emotions any differently from non-Marine women or male Space Marines? How would female Marines interact with women who were not Marines? With which group—“normal” women or male Marines—would female Marines more identify themselves with? Would female Marines be segregated from males? If not, how would male and female Marines interact on professional and personal levels? How would chapters without female Marines view chapters with female Marines? How would other organizations within the Imperium view female Marines? How would enemies? I don’t know about you, but I find these questions to be very compelling. For me, the concept of female Space Marines offers more depth to a game that I already find nearly endlessly fascinating.
Thanks Kendall, I'm a little confused about what I can remember about the female warrior's from warhammer. It's been a very long time ago. I'm not to sure who the Space Amazon's were exactly, or the sisterhood for that matter. I vaguely remember seeing that pic of the adepta sororita. The women warrior's I had seen came out around the time the legion of the damned appeared, as undead space marines still loyal to the emperor, after becoming lost in a warp storm. It was the good old days of table top gamming. I loved the idea of a select female class of elite warrior's dedicated to the service of the emperor mighty will. I'm sure they were few and not well known even to the historian's. Being as it may (a mystery) is very compelling.
maybe you mean the brides of the emperor?
Because fluffwise, female space marines are by raw not possible, they would not survive the genetic change, since that requires the y zygote to work properly.
For me, I can be quite uncaring wether marines can be female or not. I just miss the fact that a farseer model like theo ne in dow isn;t in tt
I no longer have the old materials that made warhammer what it is today, but if memory serves me correctly-the gene seed was implanted into a new marine recruite in the sanctum sanctorum by adeptus mechanicus-to strengthen there bodies like a super soldier serum. Each chapter had it's own unique gene that was passed on to insure the chapter's continued existance. The medic on the battlefield came about to take the implant from the dead marine for that very reason. Without the gene seed entire chapter's would die out. If each chapter has it's own gene would there be one for a female & a female only? I think it would work both ways. As for the so called codex, it serves only for the majority. The Adepta Sororita & the Sisterhood may be one in the same. The Brides of the emperor might be just another interpretation.
First, the geneseeds were made by the emperor, from his own body. Thus there could be no female geneseed without quite large modification and some wayto remove overtly oversized redundancy. Further the metarmophosis from homo sapiens, to sometihng we might call homo sapiens marinis, requires the presence of a y-zygote, since it act's as a brake in the change. A female would die. Since she only has x-zygotes and these would be only changed into z-zygotes without the body first adjusting to the change or something.
To say the truth, I could't care less if there were female or only male smurfs out there, since I have an amibigious dislike to them. And well I've also been an elfy person :).....