malcolminspace submitted:

Don’t know if you’re already aware, but the game War of the Vikings, by Paradox Interactive, just added a Shieldmaiden playable class.  This is what she looks like.

Now this is an awesome design. Not only is it a game that makes warrior women look like actual warriors – it draws on real historical sources.  Which is particularly great since there are folks out there who seem determined to pretend history isn’t full of badass warrior women.

Sadly it appears, from reviews and comments, that the game itself is not as awesome as this imagery.  However I was actually heartened to see that the complaints regarding the Shieldmaiden were that she wasn’t included as part of the original package.

– wincenworks