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[[BadassArmy They shall not]].]]

->''"Sisters of Battle, reporting!"''
-->-- '''Battle Sisters Squad''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}: VideoGame/DawnOfWar: Soulstorm''

TheSquad, with about four liters of estrogen added, and little to no loss in testosterone. Alternately, the LovelyAngels after a recruitment drive.

The Amazon Brigade is an elite fighting unit, often the best of the best or damn near close to it, that is composed entirely of women. This being about fiction, they're usually [[GenericCuteness at least moderately attractive]]. Naturally, they should never be underestimated, for [[ActionGirl they can and will kick your ass]], potentially easily.

Common with HumongousMecha anime, and ScienceFiction in general, especially if they use fightercraft in their universe. Occasionally show up in Fantasy works as well, usually as the [[BodyguardBabes personal guard of a wealthy and powerful ruler]].

In a BishoujoSeries, they are probably the main characters, their existence in this case due to the ImprobablyFemaleCast policy. May include TheOneGuy for good measure.

Not to be confused with EstrogenBrigade.

Contrast TheSmurfettePrinciple. If the entire world is an Amazon Brigade instead of a single squad, then you have a WorldOfActionGirls.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Most MagicalGirl series are likely to be this.
* The AMP in ''Manga/SilentMobius''
* The Shrike Team in ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam''
* The three test pilots for the Astray [[HumongousMecha mobile suits]] in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''.
* The Treue (German for "loyalty") Unit in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars Original Generation'', and it's not just "coincidence" like many others; the unit is, for some reason, for females only. Note: these three are all StuffedIntoTheFridge.
* Franchise/SailorMoon and her Sailor Senshi, the MagicalGirlWarrior rulers of their respective celestial bodies, as well as ''many'' EvilCounterpart teams with parallel power sets that double as DarkMagicalGirl {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}s for their respective arc BigBad, whether the Black Moon family's Ayakashi Sisters, the Death Busters' Witches 5, the Dead Moon Circus' Amazoness Quartet, or Shadow Galactica's Sailor Animamates. ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'' even references it in the ThemeSong: "We're not weak girls/Who need men's protection"
* The titular Otome of ''{{Mai-Otome}}'', although there is a TechnoBabble explanation for their powers being exclusive to [[VirginPower female virgins]]. While an Otome usually works alone, doing her Master's bidding, the Five Columns (who have no Master) are an actual team.
* Much of the ''Anime/GallForce'' {{OVA}} series, since the original series revolved around a OneGenderRace.
* The Build Angels from ''Koutetsushin Jeeg'', a {{Revival}} of Creator/GoNagai's ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''.
* The crew of the ''Nirvana'' and its predecessor in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'', by [[OneGenderRace necessity]].
* The entirety of the alien group trying to capture C-ko in ''Anime/ProjectAKo'' ("Now call off your men!" "Men?").
* The Knight Sabers in ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis''.
* Team Warrior from the [[AlternateContinuity various incarnations]] of the ''Anime/BurnUp'' anime franchise.
* Fanon in regard to the ''LightNovel/DirtyPair'' frequently implies, for reasons we can only guess at, that the entirety of the 3.W.A.'s field-agent personnel are female. It may have to do with the fact it was inspired by/named after an all-female ProfessionalWrestling association.
* Integra, Accela, Sylvia and Celica make up the R.U.C.'s PROCEED squad in ''Anime/SoltyRei''.
* The characters in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' are technically "maidens" [[HumanOutsideAlienInside lacking a permanent sex]], but they look the part.
* The three female pilots on the ''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Nadesico]]'' worked as an Amazon Brigade (Amazon Flight, really) before joining the crew, and usually act as a unit while Akito or Akatsuki are off doing their own thing during the series. The [[BridgeBunnies ship's bridge crew]] is a couple of non-commissioned adjutants and [[TheOneGuy one girly XO]] away from this trope as well.
* The team of robotic killer loligoth maids in ''Anime/CoyoteRagtimeShow''.
* Justified in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' where the "[[HalfHumanHybrid Silver Eyed Witches]]" are all female. Infusing Yoma flesh into guys... [[PsychoSerum did not work out]].
* Hitomi Landsknecht's unit in ''Anime/{{ICE}}''. Well, she doesn't have much choice, ever since [[{{Gendercide}} all men of Earth died out]]...
* Even though they were hastily formed, the titular [[HollywoodCyborg android]] {{Sentai}} ''Manga/KoiKoi7'' (there are only six members, though...), fulfill this trope.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** The 6th Mobile Division of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' definitely qualifies, as an archetypal military unit in a ImprobablyFemaleCast (although they do have [[TheOneGuy two guys and a dog-boy]], technically.)
** The [[AntiVillain "villains"]] of the previous season probably qualify too, consisting of an IllGirl, a female-anthropomorphized WeaponOfMassDestruction, TheThreeFacesOfEve, and TheOneGuy.
** Jail Scaglietti's "Numbers" in [=StrikerS=] count as well (no pun intended). Although that one had a rather disturbing justification: [[spoiler:Scaglietti needed his minions to be female so that he could impregnate them [[CloningGambit with clones of himself]].]]
* ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross''
** The BridgeBunnies aboard the ''Macross''.
** The [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Meltrandi]] units, notably [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Klan Klein and her Pixie Squadron.]]
** Fairy Squadron in ''Anime/MacrossII''.
* The 501st Joint Fighter Wing, a.k.a. the Anime/StrikeWitches. They're reportedly [[InspiredBy "inspired by"]] the RealLife WWII Night Witches (see below), and the character of Sanya Litvyak is even [[InNameOnly "based on"]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilya_Litvyak Lilya Litvyak]].
* ''Anime/CodeGeass''
** The Valkyrie Team on the Brittanian side, although they didn't get much screentime before [[spoiler:Kallen killed them.]]
** In the ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare of Nunnally]]'' manga: The Irregulars.
* The main characters of ''Anime/BurstAngel'' form one of these.
* ''Anime/PrettyCure'' is always either this or LovelyAngels. ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCureSplashStar'', notably, featured a four-woman Amazon Brigade made of two pairs of LovelyAngels.
** The BatFamilyCrossover movie series ''Anime/PrettyCureAllStars'' gathers all ''PrettyCure'' team together every year. The next movie will have '''36''' current members.
* The Delmo Corps from ''Anime/AgentAika''.
* Harribel from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has all-female Fracción.
* ''Anime/TheGalaxyRailways'' has the all-female Spica Platoon.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** The War Maiden Brigade of the Ariadne Magic Knights in the MagicWorld.
** Negi's TrueCompanions also fit, especially in both anime series, where Kotaro doesn't exist.
** [[BigBad Fate's]] all-female group of partners also counts.
* Simeon's girl squadron in ''Manga/{{NEEDLESS}}'', consisting of [[SuperSpeed Setsuna]], [[CuteBruiser Mio]] and [[TalkingWithSigns Kuchinashi]]. Don't be fooled by their cuteness.
* The Red Tails Gang from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' are an all female gang of JapaneseDelinquents known as the strongest ladies of Kanto, and for good reason too! Their leader Kunieda Aoi, nicknamed the Queen, is responsible for keeping the men's "grubby hands" off the other girls. Their weapons range from guns, to baseball bats, to [[WoodenKatanasAreEvenBetter bokken]]. And on one occasion, a [[ImprobableWeaponUser ruler]]!
* The Uruha Oto from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''.
* Kyrie's group in ''Anime/CrystalBlaze''.
* In ''[[Anime/SoRaNoWoTo Sound of the Skies]]'', the Helvetian Army fields all-female tank crews, the main characters being the 1121st tank platoon.
* In ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', any group with multiple Sekirei is this by default. Most noteworthy are Minato's BattleHarem, Sanada of the West's PowerTrio, and the Discipline Squad, while the other two major groups (the South and the East) don't function as units to the same degree. The first incarnation of the Discipline Squad remains legendary for their strength, as well as having been the one version to include TheOneGuy.
* A whole island in ''Manga/OnePiece''.
* The Pandora's of ''Manga/{{Freezing}}''.
* The Pleiades Saints in ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica''.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos''
** The ''Schwarzer Hase'' (German for Black Hares/Rabbits), complete with [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazi-esque uniforms]] and [[EyepatchOfPower matching eyepatches]].
** At the end of the anime, Ichika's UnwantedHarem becomes this as well...
* The NinjaMaid group in charge of protecting Taro in ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''.
* Mermaid Heel is a female-only guild in ''Manga/FairyTail''.
* In the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise, many female duelists have either mostly female monsters. If not, they use monsters that make their decks look feminine.
** Mai Kujaku is a prime example, who uses both Harpies ''and'' Amazoness monsters. The Harpies might be the TropeCodifier for the franchise, since they archetype has [[TookALevelInBadass Taken a Level in Badass]] for several years and has become a strong meta archetype.
** Anzu uses mostly female monsters or angelic creatures. The monster Maha Vailo, which she uses in the virtual world, has an AmbiguousGender.
** Averted with Rebecca. Her first deck had only a single female monster (Witch of the Black Forest). Her second deck contains only dragons.
** {{Camp}} Siegfried uses a Valkyrie deck and even his three Permanent Spell Cards are based of goddesses.
** Asuka's Cyber Girl deck is DanceBattler-themed, most notably ballerinas.
** Rei's first deck plays it straight. Subverted later with her second and third deck.
** Averted with Camula and her Zombie deck.
** Tania uses an Amazoness Deck and she beats Misawa several times before she is defeated by Judai.
** Subverted with Aki. She only has a few female looking monsters, but the majority of her decks are monstrously Plant-type monsters.
** Also averted with Luka, whose deck is based of cute animals or fantasy-themed creatures.
** Carly uses a Fortune Fairy deck, which is made of weak, cute fairies. After becoming a Dark Signer, her monsters evolve to Fortune Ladies, which become stronger for each level they have and their levels increase each turn.
** Subverted with Misty, whose deck is mostly build of monstrously Reptile-type monsters, but she also has gorgons.
** Sherry uses a knight-themed deck which contains {{Action Girl}}s and are based of JoanOfArc.
** Yuzu uses a Melodious deck which contains female Fairy-type monsters.
** Averted with Masumi and her Gem-Knight deck, though there are female monsters.
** Mieru uses a Sibyll deck, which are all female monsters with a fortune telling theme.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', although Hawk of ''Hawk and Dove'' served as the team's first male member.
* A villainous example: [[ComicBook/NewGods Darkseid's Female Furies]] in the DCUniverse.
* Any armed group [[{{Gendercide}} by default]] in ''ComicBook/YTheLastMan''. The best example is probably the IDF special forces led by Alter; the actual Daughters of the Amazon are fairly disorganized and gang-like.
* The Amazons in ''Franchise/WonderWoman'', natch.
* And their AlternateCompanyEquivalent, the Coda warriors of Wildstorm Comics.
* A short-lived offshoot of Marvel's ComicBook/TheAvengers, the Lady Liberators; but they were secretly being [[MoreThanMindControl manipulated]] by the Enchantress.
* Another Marvel group, the Femizons, from a future militant LadyLand society. When that timeline was erased, a present-day [[DoesNotLikeMen misandrist]] named Superia tries to create her own Femizons a few centuries early by gathering supervillainesses and female {{Mad Scientist}}s to repopulate the world, right after she sterilizes everyone else, of course.
* Another Marvel villain named the Mandrill (who has fought ComicBook/ShannaTheSheDevil, the Thing, ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, and many other heroes) uses female henchman exclusively, as he has the mutant power to control them using pheromones. ([[PoliticallyIncorrectVillain He makes no secret of his misogyny]], and has often used them as [[SexSlave Sex Slaves]].)
* The Grapplers were super-strong wrestler/criminals.
* ''ComicBook/{{Femforce}}'' from AC Comics, which seems to exist mainly as fanservice for its [[AuthorAppeal creators]] and readers.
* The SisterhoodOfSteel, from the comic of the same name.
* The ComicBook/BlackPanther's [[PraetorianGuard Royal Guards]], the Dora Milaje.
* The Star Sapphire Corps from ''ComicBook/GreenLantern''. Subverted in the fact that the Star Sapphire's version of Ion or Parallax, Predator, is male.
* The recently formed Sisterhood of Mutants in ''ComicBook/XMen''.
* The Black Dahlias from ''TheOrder'', who Veda described as "Tim Burton sponsors a women's golf team."
* Katarina Dante's pirate crew and Monique le Fanu's vampires (who now presumably follow Lulu Romanov) in ''ComicBook/NikolaiDante''.
* In the "X-Tinction Agenda" crossover storyline ''[[ComicBook/XMen Uncanny X-Men]]'' books, artist Jim Lee depicted the law enforcement of Genosha as being mostly female and incredibly hot.
* The ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'' comic book had an unrelated backup feature, ''ComicBook/JetDream''. [[GenderFlip Gender-flipped]] Expies of ComicBook/{{Blackhawk}}, Jet and her international teammates Marlene, Petite, Cookie and (sigh) Ting-a-Ling were Hollywood Stunt-Girls who also moonlighted as a crack team of all-girl aviators, spies, and commandos.
* ''Battlefields: Night Witches'', by Creator/GarthEnnis, is a fictionalized account of the [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR's]] "Night Witches" (see Real Life, below) during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has the Old Town girls. They've teamed up a lot with the male protagonists but there are male-less Old Town stories out there. Also keep in mind that these girls are tough enough that both the cops and the mafia are afraid to mess with them.
* The Airmaidens, the elite personal squadron of Valkyrie in ''ComicBook/{{Airboy}}''.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} and the Secret Weapon'', the Romans raise a legion of women to fight the indomitable Gauls, taking advantage of the Gaul's rule that they WouldntHitAGirl. They do seem to have a problem understanding the words "order" and "discipline."
* The 2013 (adjectiveless) ''ComicBook/XMen'' comic will feature an all-female X-Men team: Storm, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, Rachel Summers, Psylocke and Jubilee (with Monet showing up at times). It also applies to the villains - Lady Deathstrike, Enchantress, Typhoid Mary, and Karima.
* The ''MarvelNow'' relaunch of ComicBook/TheDefenders, ''Fearless Defenders,'' features Valkyrie putting together a team of super-women to be her new Valkyrion. Right now it includes [[NewMutants Dani Moonstar]], Misty Knight, Hippolyte, and [[BadassAdorable Annabelle.]]
* ''ComicBook/NthManTheUltimateNinja'' featured the KGB Swallows, a team of attractive female Soviet agents trained in both espionage and combat.
* ''ComicBook/RatQueens'' has this in the eponymous adventuring party; the rival party "The Peaches" are almost this but for Allan, their smidgen thief.
* Literal amazons appear in the sequel to ''ComicBook/ZombiesVsRobots'', which is named ''Zombies Vs. Robots Vs. Amazons''.
* In the Dynamite Entertainment ''ComicBook/LadyRawhide'' mini-series, Lady Rawhide takes on a gang of female vigilantes called the Sisters of the White Rose, who were inspired by Lady Rawhide but use far bloodier methods.
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[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Sala and her Sky Band, an all female band of SkyPirates, from ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom''.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The Replica Elite from ''FanFic/AeonNatumEngel'', although their femininity is only skin-deep; they act no different from ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon FEAR]]'''s male Replica Elite.
* The Wei Family in ''FanFic/AGiftOfLove''.
* The Keepers in ''Fanfic/KeepersOfTheElements''.
* Clan Falzen in ''FanFic/TheTaintedGrimoire''.
* The Mirage squadron in ''Fanfic/AceCombatEquestriaChronicles''.
* Discussed and inverted in the MLP:FIM adult fic ''Fanfic/{{Xenophilia}}''. Between the gender disproportion of Equestria and the matriarchal system resulting from the two immortal princesses, MenAreTheExpendableGender is inverted, along with many social norms. That means the buff pegasi and unicorns guarding Celestia are the local equivalent of BodyguardBabes.
* The Daughters of Manehatan from ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind''; the Western Rangers may qualify as well, since we haven't seen any colts serving that Legion.
* In keeping with the base canon, ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' + MuvLuvAlternative crossover fic ''FanFic/ProjectIgnition'', all of the Lynx who are actually affiliated (Not Independents, Not Torus, and not Aldra) with the Interior Union are female. A special note goes out to Kagami, Lunaterisa, and Aerilynn, who are generally known as "[[TheNotableNumeral The Three Valkyries]]", who are an elite squad piloting stolen SuperPrototype.
* The ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' Fanfic ''FanFic/TheFallOfTheFireEmpire'' features The Chosen. There are the Kyoshi Warriors converted for Azula's purposes.
* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Discworld'' fandom:
** A whole body of work has been presented about the Last Detail, the all-female combat unit introduced in ''Monstrous Regiment''. This largely results in femslash about Polly Perks and the vampire female Maledicta, but all the fictions emphasise what a coherent, hard, fighting unit they are.
** The new generation of female Assassins are also badass, either taken individually or working as teams. Lady T'Malia, Alice Band, Madame Deux-Epées, Remora Selachii, miss Smith-Rhodes and Jocasta Wiggs are the named Assassins in Pratchett's canon. Other fanfic writers have expanded on these characters and added new ones, such as Ruth N'Kweze, Joan Sanderson-Reeves and Davinia Bellamy. (For an example, see ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5055274/1/The-Graduation-Class The Graduation Class]]''.)
* The Kamen Rider Club Girls in ''FanFic/HorseshoesAndHandGrenades''.
* The ProfessionalWrestling series ''Fanfic/TheJWL'' included the Revolution, made up of Wrestling/{{Ivory}}, Wrestling/MollyHolly and 11 alumnae of [[http://www.wowe.com WOW Women of Wrestling]].
* ''Fanfic/ShadowsAwakening'': The Shadowkhan tribe that Jade learns to create is composed entirely of kunoichi (female ninja).
* In the Franchise/StarWars / Literature/HarryPotter crossover [[FanFic/HarryTano Harry Tano]], a high-tech all-female paintball team called the [[ThemeNaming Themyscerans]] make an appearance and later participate in the final battle.
* ''FanFic/TheGreatAlicornHunt'': Rarity's new branch of the Royal Guard, the Radiant Guard, is composed entirely of mares who look like models, but can throw weapons with pinpoint accuracy and toss a grown stallion across a room.
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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/ShrekForeverAfter'', [[BigBad Rumpelstiltskin's]] entire standing army is made up of ''[[Film/TheWizardOfOz Wizard of Oz]]''-style [[WickedWitch Wicked Witches]]. Apparently, nobody thought to utilize their WeaksauceWeakness and just spray them with a firehose.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Missy, Chrissy, Justice and Sissy in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''. Of course, they're more a band of sassy jewel thieves.
* ''Film/AustinPowers'': "Fembots, attack!"
* The mermaids in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides''.
* Mia Wallace in ''Film/PulpFiction'' talks about a TV pilot she shot called ''Fox Force Five''. Her character's specialty was knives. And terrible jokes.
* ''Film/AngelsRevenge'', a movie lampooned on ''[[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 MST3K]]'', was Quentin Tarantino's inspiration for the ShowWithinAShow mentioned above.
* In ''Film/KillBill'', 4/5 of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad is female, 4/6 if you count Bill.
* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** Pussy Galore's Flying Circus from ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
** Also, Octopussy's circus troupe in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''.
** Also, May Day and her group from ''Film/AViewToAKill'' [[spoiler: They get killed off [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness by their boss Max Zorin]]. Except for May, who's so pissed off that she has a HeelFaceTurn and joins Bond to have her revenge.]]
* Mrs. Smith's agency in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith''.
* The ''Film/StTrinians''' field hockey team.
* The title group in ''Film/{{DEBS}}''
* In ''Film/{{Hop}}'', we have the Pink Berets, a squad of female bunnies described at one point as "the Easter Bunny's royal guards".
* The girls from ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* Admiral General Aladeen's bodyguards in ''Film/TheDictator''. They also serve as sex slaves.
* ''Film/TheExpendables 3'' [[http://www.themarysue.com/female-expendables-film/ is planned to feature female action stars.]]
* We never actually see them, but Film/{{Zulu}} has a scene where Swiss mercenary Schiess, arguing with two overly confident Welsh soldiers, mentions that the Zulu leader Cetawayo has a regiment of female warriors called "Ripen at Noon". One of the Welsh soldiers comments that "that's pretty".
* ''Film/{{October}}'' (RedOctober, that is) portrays the "Women's Battalion of Death", an all-female unit that was part of the doomed defense of the Winter Palace against the Bolsheviks. See RealLife below.
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[[folder:LARP]]
* The Sisterhood of Kira Earta, an order of warrior priestesses in ''Swordcraft''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]] we have the Mistryl Shadow Guard, a group of whip-wielding mercenaries from a doomed civilization, and the Hapes Consortium, an interstellar cluster of Amazons whose (formidable) army and navy was solely composed of females.
* In ''Literature/TheFirebrand'', MarionZimmerBradley's retelling of ''Literature/TheIliad'' from the perspective of Kassandra, we have... the original Amazons. By the end of the book, they more or less die out, logical with the feminist bent of the novel and the way that the cult of patriarchy was sweeping the nation.
** Bradley's {{Darkover}} has the Sisterhood of the Sword; their successors, the Free Amazons, are less of an example, as while they are all trained to fight they don't exclusively work as soldiers.
* In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' the Bene Gesserit can fight with nearly superhuman capability if necessary, and ''Heretics of Dune'' introduces the Honored Matres. Leto II justifies this trope when he forms the Fish-Speakers in ''God-Emperor of Dune'': he believes their maternal instinct will prevent them from succumbing to bloodlust or quests for power, and they're a ''temporary'' army since they're all about him, so they'll lack a unifying force once he dies. It's all part of his Golden Path for humanity.
* The Maidens of the Spear and Elayne's personal bodyguard in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' books.
* The ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'' features [[spoiler:a squad consisting entirely of {{Sweet Polly Oliver}}s]]. The first clue is right there in the title: [[spoiler: John Knox once wrote a pamphlet called "The First Blast Of The Trumpet Against The Monstrous Regiment Of Women".]]
* The protagonist of ''Literature/TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' is recruited for a secret organization of this type.
* Isaac Asimov's short story "[[ShaggyDogStory Shah Guido G.]]" features an all-female police force known as the Waves. However this really had nothing to do with the plot, being part of a clumsy and long-drawn-out build up to a punning punchline.
* In the Creator/LarryNiven novel ''The Integral Trees'', the Triune Squads are made up of [[CelibateHero women who refuse to marry]], women who [[HideYourLesbians love women]], or those who are [[GenderBender "women" by courtesy only]]. They are sent to patrol the Trunk, a hazardous and seemingly pointless duty, to make up for not doing their "real" duty to the tribe [[StayInTheKitchen by providing children]].
* The ''Literature/ChicksInChainmail'' comedy-fantasy anthology series has numerous stories of all-female military units and warrior societies; along with stories of SweetPollyOliver, the lone ActionGirl, LittleMissBadass, or MamaBear.
* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': The militaristic Calvarians regularly field companies of these. They appear to be treated as equals of the men.
** By ''Defender of the Crown'', [[spoiler: a significant portion of Reynard's army is made up of women, with Rukenaw in command.]]
* In ''Literature/TheStainlessSteelRat's Revenge'' Special Corps agent James Bolivar "Slippery Jim" [=DiGriz=] lands on a planet once run by women (until they were usurped by a male revolutionary party working in cahoots with galactic invaders). He teams up with the resistance – former members of the military who are of course fit, shapely young amazons-- much to the annoyance of Jim's lethally-armed and dangerous wife.
* The shrykes from ''Literature/TheEdgeChronicles''. Not quite a OneGenderRace, but the ladies hold the upper hand in... well, everything.
* Isobelle Carmody's ''Literature/TheLegendsongSaga'' has the myrmidons; a community of female fighters based on the island of Myrdmoor, whose primary duty is to [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl protect]] the [[BlindSeer soulweavers]] while away from their home on Darkfall. Their preferred fighting method is a form of martial arts, sometimes accompanied by a short javelin.
* The Mord-Sith from the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', who are the sworn protectors of Lord Rahl, as well as his expert torturers. They perform... other services for him, they act as his bodyguard, are capable of beating up squads of elite soldiers without breaking a sweat, have a magical torture device / weapon / awkward phallus ''thing'' called an Agiel, they're made via a truly horrifying BreakTheCutie indoctrination process, are probably the second most feared thing in all of D'Hara, only behind the Lord Rahl himself... oh and they can capture your magic ''and use it to torture you''. They've driven one member of the main cast insane.
* The Longwing dragon captains in the ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series could be a sort of Amazon Brigade -- Longwings almost exclusively select female captains (it is implied that on occasion one will accept a male grudgingly, but none have been shown yet). In China several centuries before the events in the books, women were permitted to serve as combat dragon riders by Imperial Decree after a SweetPollyOliver [[Disney/{{Mulan}} enlisted to spare her father]] [[ShoutOut and stopped an invasion after bonding with a dragon]]. Between conscription and the willingness of families to get rid of daughters, by the time Cpt. Laurence and Temeraire arrive the Chinese government had long since thrown up their hands and made their Dragon Corps an exclusive female preserve.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'' has the hunters of Artemis, a group of girls that travel with the goddess Artemis and are allowed to live without aging as long as they remain maidens for ever. They happen to be extremely handy with a bow, and are strong fighters all around. ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' also reveals that the Amazons themselves are still in business, [[spoiler:running Amazon.com]].
* The Queens' Wing can be a pretty effective Thread-fighting force in the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novels, particularly once they caught on to how easily a queen dragon can boss around ''any'' other color.
* Thandi Palane's self-styled Amazons (descendants of genetically engineered Ukranian supersoldiers) in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' universe.
* Much like in Creator/UrsulaVernon's webcomic ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}'', her ''Literature/BlackDogs'' series contains a race of matriarchal hyena people. Their appearance is more brief and their role much less pivotal, but from what is seen of them, their warriors and hunters are all female. It is also observed by the protagonist that the females are larger and more physically intimidating than the males.
* In ''Literature/SewerGasAndElectric'', a female Royal Navy officer averted an assassination attempt and, in return, asked Queen Elizabeth II for command of a submarine. When the navy brass told Her Majesty that having a woman take charge of a sub was unthinkable due to conditions on board, Her Majesty got peeved; four years later, the H.M.S. ''City of Women'' was launched with an all-female crew.
* ''Literature/{{Friday}}'' by Creator/RobertAHeinlein. The PrivateMilitaryContractors in the DividedStatesOfAmerica. It's not quite clear if they're a literal Amazon Brigade (only one actual mercenary is seen) but the title character mentions that most of the others are "untrained farm girls".
* In ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'' by Creator/JohnCWright, the Maenads and later the Amazons themselves show up. The Amazons, by the way, are SpyCatsuit-wearing ninja femmebots. On {{Cool Horse}}s.
* A rare non-Fantasy or Sci-fi example: thriller writer Brad Thor created a "detachment" of all-female Delta Force members for his most recent Scot Harvath novel ''Foreign Influence'', which spawned the sequel/spinoff ''The Athena Project''.
* Neal Stephenson's ScienceFiction novel ''Literature/TheDiamondAge'' has Nell's "sisters", or "Mouse Amy", a group of soldiers/engineers/political leaders that finally becomes a new sovereign.
* The soldiers of the Hames in Jane Yolen's ''Literature/GreatAltaSaga''. Before the invasion, they were among the most honored warriors in the Dales, and not a male in sight.
* Creator/DavidWeber's [[Literature/TheWarGods War God]] series has a couple of different examples. The most detailed example are the Sothoii War Maids. Free towns administered by women in the very patriarchal Sothoii society they are required to supply levies in times of war under the Kingdom's feudal military structure and by tradition they field all female fighting forces. Considered outcasts by Sothoii society as a whole but supported strongly by the Wind Riders, the elite of the Sothoii military.
* ''[[Literature/CarrerasLegions The Amazon Legion]]'' focuses on one of these, with particular attention given to how to maximize the effectiveness of the women in it given the general physical limitations compared to men.
* In the ''Literature/AubreyMaturin'' novel ''The Far Side of the World'', Jack and Stephen are rescued/taken prisoner by the all-female crew of a Polynesian twin-hulled craft. They also have an extreme case of DoesNotLikeMen, apparently castrating their male captives as a matter of course.
* ''[[Literature/LandofOz The Marvelous Land of Oz]]'' features Jinjur's army. A [[LaResistance revolutionary army]] composed entirely of young girls dressed in World War 1 era uniforms. This being one of the Oz books, they're about as deadly of a fighting force as a kindle of kittens. They find early success against the Emerald City's army, an old man who WouldntHitAGirl, but are in for a nasty surprise when Glinda brings in her own all-female army who actually know what they're doing.
* Literature/SisterhoodSeries by Creator/FernMichaels: The Sisters, Sisterhood, or Vigilantes (whatever you like to call them) can be considered this - as long as you don't include Charles Martin and the Big Five or the Five Musketeers. The last book ''Home Free'' subverts this trope by having the Vigilantes recruit male members into their ranks at the end.
* The eponymous Bunch in ''The Bad Bunch'' by Creator/JTEdson; an all-female gang of outlaws as dangerous and ruthless as any men.
* In ''Literature/TunnelInTheSky'', Helen Walker is a captain in the Amazon Corps.
* The qawHaq'hoch, in the Series/StarTrekVoyagerRelaunch, a Klingon cult consisting of female warriors only. Interestingly, it's never explained why they only accept females. Possibly it's "just tradition" - but it's one they're quite serious about. They draw attention to their status as an Amazon Brigade by using a symbol for birth (Ie., an aspect of life exclusive to women) as the glyph signifying the correct tunnel to their headquarters.
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' has the Holyhead Harpies, an all female Quidditch team.
* ''Literature/LegacyOfTheDragokin'': The Kthonian Knights are supposed to be this because they hate men and wanted to kill all of them but Jihadain let Ravage join because he's Fury's protective big brother and she wants him to join.
* ''Literature/MyDarkAndFearsomeQueen'': The president of the high school drama club turns out to be an evil queen exiled from an alternate dimension, and all the girls in the club turn out to be her guards.
* Though almost all Giants in the ''Literature/ChroniclesOfThomasCovenant'' are badass, as a whole they tend to view physical violence as an extremely distasteful last resort (albeit one they're very good at), and as a result have few professional warriors. That said, those professional warriors (the Swordmainnir) are almost entirely women (it's not unheard of for a male Giant to become a Swordmain, but it's ''extremely'' uncommon), and they're ''very'' good at what they do. This is especially clear in the Last Chronicles when an entire, all female, detachment of Swordmainnir show up and get to show off exactly what they can do.
* Subverted in the Ken Follett novel ''Jackdaws''. The eponymous [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Strategic Operations Executive]] saboteur team was originally planned to be all female, so that they could disguise themselves as cleaning women so as to infiltrate a critical German telephone exchange building in occupied France. The problem is that the team leader, Flick Clairet, had only a couple of days to recruit the team, and could not find a female telephone engineer in Britain who also spoke fluent French, so she ended up recruiting "Greta," a male transvestite instead.
* In ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'', the Hunters of Artemis are a LittleMissBadass brigade, as Artemis prefers to recruit them before they become old enough to be interested in boys. In the sequel series ''TheHeroesOfOlympus'', the actual Amazons show up (they use Amazon.com as a front for their operations)
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* The three main members of ''Series/CharliesAngels'', in either the TV series or the movies.
* Another villainous example: The Hanarangers of ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger''.
* Before that came the Zero Girls of ''Series/TaiyouSentaiSunVulcan''.
* The Slayers after season 7 of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. Every slayer is female and all of them are walking anti-vampire weapons. After the events of season eight Kennedy didn't just sit on her hands. She creates Deepscan, giving Slayers with no further purpose a job in bodyguard work.
* One episode of ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' featured an Amazon Brigade providing most of the muscle. Colonel Sheppard and Dr. Beckett were thoroughly delighted to be working with them.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has the Hak'tyl, a Jaffa tribe hiding from the Goa'uld Moloch.
* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' was the first to reveal that the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Orion women]], far from being the slaves portrayed in the other series, actually control their civilization with a male-attracting pheromone that gives other women headaches. The only one unaffected by them is [[spoiler: Trip]].
* A villainous example were Saladin's assassins in ''Series/RobinHood'', a squad of women who were sent to kill Prince Malik.
* The Valkyries in season 6 of ''Series/{{Charmed}}''.
* ''Series/SirArthurConanDoylesTheLostWorld'': The episode "Amazons" had a society of female warriors, whom Veronica has a prior history with. They are actually quite pleasant to the men [[spoiler: at first, then they are held captive.]]
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* Music/EmilieAutumn's riot grrl-esque band The Bloody Crumpets (or at least their stage personas). Even [[LadyOfWar Aprella]]. Hell, their catchprase is "Fight like a girl!" As a phrase of empowerment, that is.
* Klymaxx is also this.
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* The White Tights of urban legend, a group of [[BlondesAreEvil blonde]], [[WomanInWhite white-clad]] [[ColdSniper sniper]] women with a hate-on for the Russians. Allegedly formed of women from Eastern European countries such as Estonia and Latvia, where hating Russia is a national pastime. According to rumors, they fought in Chechnya on the Separatist side, and were ''brutalized'' by Federal army grunts in case of capture (every Federal soldier had a friend of a friend who allegedly captured, raped and horrifically, painfully slaughtered a "white tight").
* In Chinese folklore, the widows of the Yang generals during the Song Dynasty. When most of the Yang menfolk were killed defending a fort from Liao invaders, the women of the clan took up arms to confront the Liao army. This has been dramatised in films such as ''The Fourteen Amazons'' and ''The Legendary Amazons''.
* Although the Valkyries of NorseMythology were primarily focused on collecting the dead, there were plenty of attestations of the female bands fearlessly engaging in battle.
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* ''Pinball/{{Hercules}}'' has a squad of six in the upper-right corner of the playfield, complete with spears, {{Fur Bikini}}s, {{Sideboob}}s, and [[NippleAndDimed Amazonian pasties]].
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* The Angel Squadron from ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons''.
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' Very surprisingly there is such a unit, a human unit to boot, in this Victorian role-playing game... ...and its historical. Soldier's Companion mentions that Company A of the 62nd St. John's Fusiliers of New Brunswick, Canada stationed in Syrtis Major, better known as the Amazonians, is all female except for the commanding captain. Averted in that it is not an elite unit. Soldier's Companion claims this unit existed historically. It is also mentioned in Transactions of Royal Martian Geographical Society part 1.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'':
** The Sisters of Battle, a force of {{power armor}}ed [[ChurchMilitant religious fanatics]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon wielding]] [[HandCannon bolters]], [[ChainsawGood chainswords]] and [[KillItWithFire flamethrowers]]. They began as an all-female sect tricked into becoming the [[BodyguardBabes bodyguard]] of the [[TheCaligula insane High Lord Vandire]], who seized control of both the [[ObstructiveBureaucrat Administratum]] and the [[ChurchMilitant Ecclesiarchy]] and plunged the Imperium into a bloody civil war. The Daughters eventually discovered his treachery and ended the conflict by [[OffWithHisHead taking Vandire's head]], and though the reforms that followed forbade the church from keeping "men under arms," [[NoManOfWomanBorn this obviously didn't apply to the newly-renamed Sisters of Battle]]. Since then the Adepta Sororitas serve as both the fighting arm of the Ecclesiarchy and the Chamber Militant of the Inquisition's Ordo Hereticus, a force tasked with ensuring that such heresy never happens again. And in a slight subversion of the trope, many Battle-Sisters (particularly the veterans and leaders) show the obvious scars that a lifetime of fighting in the 41st Millennium would entail.
** The [[SpaceElves Eldar's]] Howling Banshee aspect warriors, terrifying shock troops with a paralyzing scream. [[TheOneGuy Some men do take up that aspect]], [[WholesomeCrossdresser though due to the nature of the War Mask and the customs of the Aspect they are treated as women for the duration]].
** Imperial Guard regiments are almost uniformly single-sex units, and according to the Literature/CiaphasCain novels about 10% of the Guard's forces are all-female regiments. Mixed units do exist, but are usually the result of depleted regiments being combined together, as was the case in Cain's own Valhallan 597th as well as the [[GauntsGhosts Tanith First and Only]]. The gender segregation is mainly for practical reasons, as shown when Cain has to deal with [[BattleCouple increased fraternization between troopers]] and some [[SurprisePregnancy unforeseen complications.]]
** The Dark Eldar's Wych Cult is made up of elite warriors who help capture prisoners during slave raids, then [[GladiatorGames fight the captives in gladiatorial combat]] for the Dark Eldar's bloody amusement. Wyches take pride in their appearance and emphasize spectacle during their arena matches, so they do battle against the likes of [[SuperSoldier Space Marines]] and [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Tyranid Warriors]] while wearing [[ChainmailBikini anti-clothing]]. Males ''are'' allowed to join the cult, but they never manage to progress far in it - they simply lack the proper "style and poise" to become a true champion.
** The Sisters of Silence were composed entirely of women that were [[AntiMagic Blanks]]. In the 41st Millenium, they crew the Inquisition's Black Ships and manage rogue psykers rather than engage in direct combat.
* In the ''40k'' [[GaidenGame spinoff game]] ''{{Necromunda}}'', this is House Escher's [[GangOfHats hat]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'':
** The Dark Elves provide two examples. Witch Elves are an all-female cult of attractive, lethal fighters in chainmail bikinis, who serve a god of murder, indulge in combat drugs, and [[BloodBath bathe in blood to preserve their beauty]]. Dark Elf Sorceresses also qualify due to a prophecy that a male sorcerer would kill their Witch-King, who quite naturally banned men from practicing magic. There ''are'' male sorcerers, but they keep their heads ''very'' far down.
** The High Elf Everqueen is protected by the [[PraetorianGuard Maiden Guard]].
* ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' - even InAWorld with TheMasquerade running full steam (replete with TheMenInBlack), [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Mina Devlin]] calling her shocktroops the "Wichita Witches" raised a few eyebrows. Of course, only women need apply.
* ''TabletopGame/DragonDice'' has an entire playable race of Amazons. The only race in the setting created directly and solely by the male deity, they can be played as either an entire army of Amazons, or as an elite maneuver/ranged combat unit in a larger force.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'', Free Quebec has mastered the creation of the uber-powerful Glitter Boy powered armour. Female pilots lobbied for years to get their own distinctive style of armour. Enter the Glitter Girl recon/special forces unit. More dangerous than the male variant due to the pilots being older and more experienced. Notable squads inclued the Harlots, the Harpies, the Vixens, and the Riot Girls. The Splugorth also make use of a bio-engineered race of slave-warriors called the Altarains, or else "The Blind Warrior-Women of Splugorth" who are a OneGenderRace.
* ''{{Talislanta}}'' has the Danuvian warrior-women.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' had the Black Furies, a tribe made up entirely of female Garou who worshipped Artemis as an aspect of Gaia. Of course they'd associate with men for production of new children, but male offspring were passed on to other tribes. There ''are'' male Black Furies, however; Metis (deformed children of werewolf-werewolf matings) born to Black Fury mothers are accepted into the tribe regardless of their gender.
* The Sisters of Mercy from the ''TabletopGame/FengShui'' supplement "Glimpse of the Abyss" are a [[ChurchMilitant convent of Nuns With Guns]] based in the Netherworld who hunt down and kill those whom their Mother Superior deems to be deserving of the respite of death from the suffering the Sisters believe that life is. Of course, those whose names end up on the Rolls of Mercy and are targeted for "deliverance" often aren't so keen on dying. Also from "Glimpse of the Abyss" are the Shiva Squadron, a band of distimed [[MultiArmedAndDangerous eight-armed warrior women]] who have made it their mission to hunt demons.
* ''LegendOfTheFiveRings'' has two examples in the matriarcal Utaku and Matsu families. The Utaku family (formerly known as the Otaku family) has the ''Shiotome'', or Battle Maidens, an elite unit of shock troops that ride into battle on horses the size of Clydesdales. The Matsu family's elite Lion's Pride is an all-female unit of samurai women that specializes in finding and killing the enemy general and his command staff.
* ''{{Exalted}}'' has the Brides of Ahlat, the Southern God of War. Completely female, sworn to remain virgins, and symbolically wed to Ahlat himself. They're consider to be Elite troops and thus not to be messed with.
** ''Exalted'' also has the Tya, a group of women in the West who reject the usual gender roles for the region to take on male ones-which is more than symbolic, as the ritual wards away the spiteful goddesses known as the storm mothers (they hate any woman prettier then they are, which includes everyone that is not a storm mother). They are treated in society more as men than women, actually.
* In 2nd Edition ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', several of the "Complete Class" supplements included an Amazon character kit.
* ''MageKnight'' included a subset of Amazon figures in one of its more SteamPunk factions, the Black Powder Rebels. They weren't necessarily more powerful than any other group or faction (except for the Amazon Draconum, which was borderline broken.)
* In ''MutantChronicles'', at least three factions have Amazon Brigades: [[BlueBlood Bauhaus]] has Etoiles Mortant, Imperial has Mourning Wolves and [[ChurchMilitant The Brotherhood]] has Valkyries and Vestals. Mishima was supposed to have an elite unit of female warriors, the Kikigomae Sohei, as well, but [[AuthorExistenceFailure Publisher Existence Failure]] caused them to be limited only to a concept drawing and a mention in the rulebook for ''Warzone: Universe Under Siege'' as no figures were produced.
* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons: The Tome of Battle'' has lots of fluff about secret organizations of Walkers of the Sublime Way. One of which is the 80 Empresses.
* The Amazones of ''Bloodlust'', called Sekekers, are used to mutilate themself and are thus quite ugly. However, some beautiful young girls form a elite unit called the Chrysalides, and are trained to fight half-naked.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' has the all-female street gang Desolation Angels that are active in many American cities. The gang is known to hunt bug spirits with great enthusiasm for some reason. [[spoiler:The reason is simple: they are Mantis spirit hosts.]]
* ''LegendsOfTheWulin'' has two: The Resplendent Phoenix Society, who seek to embody feminine perfection, and the Blood Wind Cult, an all-female sect of assassins.
* A quite literal example in ''TabletopGame/{{Scion}}''. [[ProudWarriorRaceGirl Not only Amazons exist as a tribe/nation]], but they can also be recruited by a ''female'' Scion as Followers. In fact, [=PCs=] can gather Followers that happen to be all female.
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* The Finnish national men's ice hockey team is known as The Lions. The women's team is known as The Lionesses.
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* The titular Valkyries from ''Theatre/DieWalkuere''.
* ''Amaluna'' has both Amazons and Valkyries.
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* Some players try to get one of these going in any game that gives a party, whether one you fill with your own rolled characters (''VideoGame/{{Wasteland}}''), or with a cast (''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''. [[VideoGame/ChronoTrigger Some games]] make this easier [[VideoGame/ChronoCross than others]].
* Any naginata unit in ''VideoGame/KessenIII''.
* ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''
** The various incarnations of the "Women's Team". Its ranks include: King, Mai Shiranui, Yuri Sakazaki, Kasumi Todo, Chizuru Kagura, Li Xiangfei, Hinako Shinjou, Blue Mary Ryan and May Lee.
** In ''KOF 2003'' Athena Asamiya, Hinako and Malin had their own all-girls group, the "[[{{Joshikousei}} High School Girls]] Team".
** Similarly, ''KOF 2002: Unlimited Match'' (a remake of the original KOF 2002) gave us two other all-girls team: the "Pretty Girls Team" (Xiangfei, Hinako and May-Lee, who was a member of the original Women's Team in the first 2002) and the enemy-only NESTS team (Kula, Foxy and Diana)
* ''VideoGame/{{Warcraft}} III''
** The Night Elves' military, the Sentinels, is comprised solely of women because the race's men study druidism and spend centuries at a time asleep in the Emerald Dream. Over the course of the campaign male Night Elves join the battle, but only as support casters ([[BearsAreBadNews at least until the Druids of the Claw shapeshift]]). By ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' the gender divide is eased so that Night Elven females can become druids and men can become fighters, but the overwhelming majority of Sentinels are still women, while there is only a single male priest of Elune seen in-game. As probably an inverted reference to this, the Blood Elf guards are all male.
** The [[TabletopGame/WorldOfWarcraftTheRoleplayingGame [=WoW=] RPG]] mentions a group called the Sisters of Steel, a faction of warrior/blacksmith women who spend so much time at the forge that they [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower become immune to fire and can transform themselves into stone or metal.]] Unfortunately, this faction didn't see any screen time in the game.
* In ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' the SS has an all-female force called the Elite Guard.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Spellforce}}'', '''all''' elven units are female. Except Titans, who are ents. Apparently their treemen ''aren't'' different.
* Pegasus Knight armies in the various ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games. Usually come in trios, and sometimes they're also [[BrotherSisterTeam sisters]]. Some of them are:
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia'': Palla, Catria and Est.
** ''VideoGame/FireemblemJugdral'': Mahnya, Ferry, Deetvar and Pamela aka the Angelic Knights of Silessa (first generation, and actually Deetvar and Pamela are ''enemy units'' [[spoiler: and Mahnya ''dies'']]); also Maybell, Meng and Bleg (second generation, another villainous example)
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'': Shanna, Thite and Juno (''Sword of Seals''); Florina, Fiora and Farina (''Blazing Sword'')
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Vanessa, Tana and Syrene.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'': Tanith, Sigrun and Marcia.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': Cordelia, Sumia and Cynthia. Unusual since [[spoiler: Cynthia is actually Sumia's KidFromTheFuture]]. Optionally, you can reclass some female characters as Pegasus Knights [[spoiler: and get others via DLC]].
* The Knives of Artemis from ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''.
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'', Alexandria's army consists almost entirely of women. The only males are the Knights of Pluto, a squad consisting of a mere 9 men, including playable character Steiner, who serves as their captain.
** The military of the city of Troia in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' likewise consisted entirely of women.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX2'': Your party is one.
** Clan Ritz from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsAdvance'' consists of all vieras and Ritz.
** Prima Donna from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTacticsA2'' has 2 vieras and 2 grias, and all of them are female.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' has ''two'' Amazon Brigades: the Beauty & The Beast Corps, a quartet of {{Power Armor}}ed {{Super Soldier}}s with PTSD, serving as the QuirkyMinibossSquad (for a given value of "quirky"), and the FROGS, Ocelot's personal EliteMooks in full power armor who are several steps above the regular troops he rents out.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda's'' Gerudo have all-female fighting forces - mostly because bar Ganondorf [[OneGenderRace their entire race is nothing but women]].
* The Mosu Ninja from ''VideoGame/{{Shinobido}}'' are composed only by kunoichi.
* ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'' has Dominia's all-girl robot pilot squad.
* Luna's subordinates in ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur 3's'' Chronicles of The Sword, the Klessirpemdo, are a quartet of elementally-themed female minions: Lupi (Fires of Hell), Heal-Do (Water of Origin), Elua (Wind of Creation) and Aege (Earth of Foundation). Their leader Luna is probably meant to be Spirit/Aether or something.
* Any unit led by a female in ''VideoGame/YggdraUnion''.
* ''VideoGame/UnrealIITheAwakening'' features such a brigade in the form of the Liandri Angels, an all-female "mercenary" cyborg squadrons, the game's toughest {{Mooks}}. An in-game dialogue maintains that females are naturally ruthless and that that has been the reason behind the creation of these squadrons.
* ''VideoGame/DiabloII'' starts the player out in the Rogues' camp (a reference to the female-only Rogue class from original ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}''). Everyone permanently living there is female, from the [[WrenchWench blacksmith Charsi]] to the matronly [[HealingHands high priestess Akara]] to the [[LadyOfWar guard captain Kashya]]. They're staying in the camp because they had been evicted from their monastery after Diablo's minions took over and mind-controlled half their numbers, whom you fight throughout Act I, and who are also all female.
* ''VideoGame/SiegeOfAvalon'' has the Blood Roses, an order of female knights.
* The Aeon military in ''VideoGame/SupremeCommander'' comes very close-game background states that Aeon women are just plain better at battlefield command, with very few males qualifying for command. Possibly a coincidence, but the foremost commanders of the UEF and Cybrans are women as well.
* In the first ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'', an away team composed of a female player character plus either Bastila Shan, Juhani or Mission Vao. In the second, a female player character plus either Mira, Kreia or Visas Marr (especially if you have progressed far enough to make Mira a Jedi).
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''
** The asari are a OneGenderRace of women, and due to their extremely long lifespans (upwards of a thousand years) asari commandos train for a hundred years before they go on active duty. In addition, the asari are also natural [[MindOverMatter biotics]]. The warrior turian race (where military service is the entire society and military service is directly responsible for citizenship) have a saying: "The asari huntresses are the best warriors in the galaxy. It's a good thing there aren't that many of them."
** Additionally, a field squad composed of a female Commander Shepard and any two of Ashley Williams, Tali'Zorah nar Rayya, or Liara T'Soni also qualifies as an Amazon Brigade, particularly at higher levels. And in the sequel, Female Shepard with Jack, Kasumi Goto, Miranda Lawson, Samara, Tali, [[spoiler:Morinth]], and Liara T'Soni (in DLC) counts.
** And in the third game, Female Shepard with Ashley, Tali, Liara and [[spoiler:EDI]], or the Omega DLC squadmates.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', should you refuse to recruit Garrus, [[spoiler: kill Wrex and sacrifice Kaidan on Virmire]] as a Femshep, an Amazon Brigade squad will be your only option.
* ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank Future: A Crack in Time''
** The Valkyries, an army of ace pilots and shock troopers comprised entirely of female aliens. Despite the name, male v ersions exist but, [[AllThereInTheManual according to a piece of Galactic Trivia]], were banished after failing to ask for directions during their pilgrimage after their home colony was decimated by a supernova.
** The [[spoiler:Galactic Rangers]] are apparently all female as well, although whether that's correct or simply the squad leader unnecessarily taking the Mickey isn't explained.
* ''[[VideoGame/RivalSchools Project Justice]]'' has the Seijyun High trio of [[BikerBabe Akira]], [[ElegantClassicalMusician Yurika]] and [[JapaneseDelinquents Zaki]]. Closer to the definition of this trope is Zaki's gang, the Ladies Team, though a good number of the gang's members may not meet the "be at least moderately attractive" description.
* ''VideoGame/CrimsonSkies'' has the Medusas; an all female pirate gang.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
** The dwarven organization The Silent Sisters, a group of dwarven women who cut out their own tongues and devote themselves completely to martial training.
** You can also assemble your own all-female team with any combination of Leliana, Wynne, Morrigan and [[spoiler: Shale]].
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
** Female Hawke and any three of Isabela, Merrill, Bethany, Aveline or Tallis (Mark of the Assassin only).
** In addition, one of the night-time gangs, the Invisible Sisters, are an all-female group focusing on attacks from stealth.
* ''VideoGame/BaldursGate''
** In ''Baldur's Gate II: Throne Of Bhaal'', one of the three guardians for the final seal is an entirely female group composed of Y'tossi (a marilith), Nalmissra (a succubus), The Hive Mother (a beholder), Amerilis Zauvwir (a drow cleric), The Huntress (an archer) and Xei Win Toh (presumably a kensai).
** Also possible for your own party: in ''[=BG1=]'' you have a female PC and (depending on your alignment) any combination of Alora, Viconia, Dynaheir, Imoen, Jaheira, Branwen, Faldorn, Shar-Teel, Skie and Safana. ''[=BG2=]'', ''[=ToB=]'' and the new Enhanced Editions feature the return of Imoen, Viconia and Jaheira, along with new characters Aerie, Nalia, Mazzy, Hexxat and Neera.
* Interior Union in ''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'', every one of the Lynxes for hire is a women, and unlike Bernard And Felix, more than willing to let you use them as consorts.
* ''VideoGame/MortalKombatMythologiesSubZero'' features Quan Chi's trio of [[HellBentForLeather leather-clad]] [[DarkActionGirl demonic assassins]]; Kia, Jataaka, and Sareena. Of the three, Sareena is a bit of an EnsembleDarkHorse, and has [[AscendedExtra appeared in subsequent games]], undergoing a HeelFaceTurn.
* [[BlondesAreEvil Cassandra Devries]]' bodyguards from ''VideoGame/PerfectDark''.
* The Amazons of Kurkum from ''VideoGame/{{Drakensang}}''. In both games you have to fight a band of Dark Amazons.
* The Bratgirls from ''CrashOfTheTitans'' and ''CrashMindOverMutant''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Solatorobo}}'' has the Pink Peaches SkyPirates. Naturally, [[PaletteSwap their robots are all pink as well.]]
* Two of the gangs in the ''VideoGame/JetSetRadio'' games are all-female: The [[WomanScorned Love Shockers]], and Rapid 99.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'' it's possible to create a balanced all-female team using a female [[PlayerCharacter Knight-Captain]] built as a tank, Qara the sorceress, Neeshka the rogue, and Elanee the druid. Act II adds Shandra Jerro as a {{guest star|PartyMember}} fighter, and the githzerai cleric Zhjaeve. Even easier in the second expansion, ''Storm of Zehir'', which lets you handcraft your own party.
* ''Videogame/SakuraWars''. This is the entire point of this DatingSim / TacticalRPG series. With a dash of ThatOneGuy thrown in as your player avatar (Ogami in the first four games, and Shinjiro in the fifth game.) Your party's effectiveness in battle is dependent on how strong your bonds with your Amazon Brigade are... in addition to how well they get along with one another.
* From the same development team, ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' also allows you to form an Amazon Brigade led by ThatOneGuy, Welkin.
* You get an achievement for using an all-female squad in the ''VideoGame/XCOMEnemyUnknown'' remake. Otherwise, there's absolutely no difference (e.g. a female Heavy can carry a heavy plasma gun and a rocket launcher just as easily as a male Heavy, despite not looking the part).
* The mmorpg game ''VideoGame/ScarletBlade'' emphasizes in this, as the game focuses on genetically enhanced females, and there are no male playable classes.
* The player's main force in ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'' is an all-female Mecha squadron.
* The Latin Junta from ''VideoGame/MarchOfWar'' has literal units of Amazonian warrior women in their army.
* ''VideoGame/MountAndBlade'' has the Sword Sisters unit, female knights/heavy cavalry clad in plate armor, wielding swords and crossbows. They are notoriously hard to acquire (you have to rescue or press-gang a lot of unskilled peasant women and [[MagikarpPower give them some]] TrainingFromHell).
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' Raine's title of ''Crimson Rose'' is earned by putting her along with the other three playable women characters in your active party. There's also the DistaffCounterpart title of ''Testosterone'' for Regal by putting him with the four other playable male characters.
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* The eponymous Huntress team in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. They're still in [[ExtranormalInstitute training]], but it's clear that no sane person would mess with them.
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Ellen, Grace, and Nanase form a temporary Amazon Brigade during the Painted Black arc.
* The entirety of Earth's military in ''Webcomic/{{Angels 2200}}''. ([[{{Gendercide}} A plague having wiped out most of the male population]], there are [[LadyLand no adult males on Earth or most of Earth's colonies]].)
* The Amazons of ''Webcomic/ChasingTheSunset''. Their foremothers were ordinary women who took up combat to save themselves: by the time we meet them in the comic, they are blue-skinned warriors who reproduce asexually.
* Zahard's Princesses in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.
* An internet offshoot of Marvel UK's ''Warheads'' series, ''[[http://www.2000ad.org/markus/loosecannons/ Loose Cannons]]'' tells the tale of an experimental all-female group of Warheads (paramilitary units sent through spacetime wormholes to gather technology and magical artifacts for the CorruptCorporateExecutive leaders of the sinister [=MysTech=]; think ''Series/StargateSG1'' as mercenary raiders hired by a cabal of evil sorcerers) called the Virago Troop-- who bring back more than they bargain for from an AfterTheEnd future.
* Haven's Guard in ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'' form an Amazon Brigade, including TheOneGuy, Zaebos. And one Hermaphrodite Tengu...
* ''Webcomic/JewelVixens''
* Completely justified in ''Webcomic/{{Digger}}''. The hunters and warriors of the hyena tribe are all female because they, just like real-life hyenas, are larger and stronger than the males.
* The Amazons of ''Webcomic/{{Amazoness}}!'' To be expected, since their [[LadyLand whole population is female.]]
* ''[[http://well-of-souls.com/outsider/index.html Outsider]]'' has the Loroi, a species of space elves with an all-female military. Justified, since only one in eight Loroi are born male, which they consider a basic adaptation for a warrior species, since it allows them to create some massive population booms where necessary, or avoid overpopulation by restricting access to males. Further justified by the fact that Loroi females are actually the [[TinyGuyHugeGirl bigger and stronger]] members of the species. The males are child-sized.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', the Archons of Charlescomm. Yes, [[ShoutOut that makes them]] [[Series/CharliesAngels Charlie's Archons]].
* The RemixComic version of ''Webcomic/JetDream'' recasts the girls as an [[GenderBender all-transgender]] Amazon Brigade.
* Illyra, Elysia, and Occela form the basis of a budding Amazon Brigade in ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar''. Given that the setting is based on [[ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], ''one or more of them may actually be Amazons.''
* Though not a brigade specifically, the female cast members of ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' are both more violent and most of the time, stronger than the male cast members (although how much the male members are willing to fight in general may have something to do with it). The basic rules seems to be that if somebody has a pair of breasts and is reasonably intelligent, she can probably kick your ass.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Pacificators}}'', Commander Bismun Volborth set out to create a platoon consisting entirely of [[ElementalPowers T-Pacificators]]. He did just that... without realizing that [[NeverLiveItDown he accidentally created a platoon full of girls]]. Ever since, it's been a RunningGag that Platoon 113 is a [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P141.html Harem]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P142.html Platoon]].
* The priestesses of Ojhal in ''Webcomic/{{Glorianna}}''.
* As of ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'''s Act 6 Intermission 5 (and the subsequent Interfishin), Vriska, Aradia, Meenah, and Aranea could be considered a pirate-themed spin on this.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''
** Bangladesh [=DuPree=]'s pirate crew seems to be entirely female.
** Geisterdamen are spider-riding albion Amazones.
** And Zeetha's mysterious tribe. Lots of Amazons.
** Same goes for [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111111 Heliolux Airship Fleet's flagship crew]].
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* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', the army of the Eastern Horde consists of demonesses who specialize in fast and agile combat as well as deceiving and seducing males from their own race and other races to make them their willing slaves.
* The [[KillerRabbit Killer Bunny]] Assassination Squad from v2 of''OpenBlue''. If you're wondering why they're called that, it's because they work for TheCaligula.
** v2's Pirate Lady Alexandra Dinse leads an all-female crew.
* ''Franchise/DisneyPrincess'': Ten princesses, some exceptions.
* Team Kimba of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' is really close, considering that their one 'boy' was born a girl named Hannah. The Whateley Academy Martial Arts Cheerleaders are all-girl but not tough enough to be a true Amazon Brigade.
* The Entire Nileniran Military in ''Literature/TheMovolreilenSaga'', but especially the Swordcheeks, woman who completed a nine-year TrainingFromHell.
* Practically the entirety of ''Blog/TheBlackLegionOfTheDarkLordSketchMelkor''. They're run by a girl in high school, Sketch, and the majority of the Legion consists of [[ActionGirl action girls]] that make blood sacrifices and invaded Canada. There's also a genderqueer balrog warlord, and the only three guys in the Legion are self-proclaimed nerds that participate less than everyone else in conquests.
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* WesternAnimation/TotalDrama:
** ''World Tour'' has "Team Amazon" consisting of four girls [[TheOneGuy and Cody]].
** Also in ''Pahkitew Island'' "Team Kinosewak" after episode 8, their team is reduced entirely to female members.
* The Warrior Maidens from ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats''.
* The Bayville Sirens from ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''.
* ''[[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Avatar: The Last Airbender]]'' has no shortage of strong, able-bodied, females. So it's hardly any surprise that there's two examples of the trope:
** The first is the Kyoshi Warriors. which was created in honor of Avatar Kyoshi[[note]]sometime before she separated their island from the mainland to prevent a war with Chin the Conquerer[[/note]]. Their group is lead by Suki, and is responsible for protecting the island from intruders - just as Kyoshi did, long ago.
** And, of course, there's the trio of [[TheDragon Princess]] [[MagnificentBastard Azula]], [[EmotionlessGirl Mai]] and [[PerkyFemaleMinion Ty Lee.]] Not only are they three of the gaang's [[DarkActionGirl toughest antagonists]], they also managed to [[spoiler: [[TheCoup conquer Ba Sing Sei, from the inside.]] A feat which even Iroh's army failed to accomplish, after laying seige to the city for six hundred days]]!
* The Girl Racoons in ''WesternAnimation/TheAngryBeavers'' episode "The Mighty Knothead".
* Villainous example: Turmoil and her all-female squadron of fighter pilots from the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "Cry Turmoil".
* Elita One and the Female Autobots in ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers''.
* In the 1979 animated ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' series from Creator/{{Filmation}}, Princess Aura had an elite guard of female warriors under her command known as the Witch-Women.
* The five [[FunWithAcronyms title characters]] of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' are five [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]] in the vein of Sailor Moon. As they work for a GuardianOfTheMultiverse in the series and the original comics they are frequently dispatched as a squad to deal with the occasional DimensionLord and other threats.
* The Screaming Queens from ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks''.
* The Galafems in ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries''. They also kidnap and forcibly-induct women into their numbers, making their army stronger.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m3et4454To1qbgksw.png the Rabbaroos]] are an all-female [[FictionalSport Pro-Bending]] team.
* The ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' are six fairies who face evil witches, wizards, and monsters on a daily basis, and beat them all up spectacularly.
* The three titular characters from ''[[TotallySpies Totally Spies!]]'' (WHOOP doesn't seem to have an all-female requirement for spies, but the most prominent recurring character who was a member was Britney, and Mandy was also a member briefly. The trio does report to [[ThatOneGuy Jerry]], a male superior.)
* The Amazons (surprise, surprise) in ''{{WesternAnimation/Motorcity}}'', with their leader Foxy. Claire briefly teams up with them, and Julie pretends to be interested in joining.
* In comparison to the [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends previous]] [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3 generations]], the main characters of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' are prepared to get into a fight and handle themselves well if they have to. The G1 ponies seem to be helpless without [[TokenHuman Megan]], and the G3 ponies had virtually no conflict to begin with. The [[PeripheryDemographic male fans]] of the show seem to like it this way too, to the point that if someone refers to the main characters as the "Mane 7" and includes poor Spike, it tends to cause drama.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
** ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossTheSecondDimension'': The Firestorm Girls and Candace-2.
** The Fireside Girls also count.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' features the Night Sisters of Dathomir.
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* North Korea fields a number of army regiments [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2380055/North-Korea-displays-military-prowess-Pyongyangs-main-square-thousands-celebrate-60th-armistice-anniversary.html that are entirely comprised of women]]. They more commonly seen marching in propaganda parades, but reports and photos of female units actively patrolling [[TheNeutralZone the DMZ]] are not unheard of.
* [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Green_Nuns.jpg The 40-woman Amazonian Guard]] of the late UsefulNotes/MuammarGaddafi ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS may his spellings be many]]). Officially they were known as the Green Nuns, but western media tended to refer to them as the Amazonian Guard.
* Not to mention the famous Dahomey Amazons, or ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mino_%28warrior%29 Mino]]'', who composed a third of the Dahomeyan Army in the 19th Century. Fanatically dedicated and intensively trained, they were nearly unbeatable for three and a half centuries, until the invention of the machine gun made industry more important in war than bravery.
* There were three all-female combat Soviet Air Force units in UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo, which together flew a total of 30,000 combat sorties, produced 30 Heroes of the Soviet Union (the highest honour available) and 2 fighter aces (the only recorded female aces in history). The most famous of these was the 588th Night Bomber Regiment, nicknamed the Night Witches by the Germans. Not only did they fly over 23,000 sorties and is said to have dropped 3,000 tons of bombs, it was also the most highly-decorated unit in the Soviet Air Force at the time, receiving 23 Heroes of the Soviet Union awards. Not only that, they flew horrifically [[SchizoTech out of date]], wood and canvas bi-plane bombers originally constructed for training and crop dusting - and these planes proved excellently suited for precision night bombing, the reason this regiment was called Night Witches. Weak engine means a quiet engine, plane designed for trainees must have a low stalling speed, reducing noise even more, and low speed gives you an excellent bombing accuracy. Oh and they almost always made their runs ''without parachutes'' because they would weigh down the planes too much.
** The Soviets also fielded several all-female anti-aircraft regiments. Most of these, however, were completely wiped out when deployed against infantry in the Red Army's desperate attempts to stall the German advance.
** There were also numerous female Soviet snipers (one, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyudmila_Pavlichenko Lyudmila Pavlicenko]] got 309 confirmed kills before being pulled off the front line and used for propaganda purposes), and occasionally tank crews. However, both are cases of desperation in a way; the Soviets mobilized almost totally to repel the Germans.
*** Lyudmila Pavlicenko was so awesome that WoodyGuthrie actually wrote a song about her shooting Germans, she was that cool.
** The ''militsiya'' police during and directly after WWII. Soviet police had to recruit amazon brigades, because all the men were busy on the frontlines.
** During UsefulNotes/WorldWarI there was a battalion made up entirely of women, led by a woman named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Bochkareva Maria Bochkareva]], who personally petitioned the Czar to be allowed to serve in the Russian Army to escape her abusive husband. Towards the end of the war, she was put in charge of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women%27s_Battalion_of_Death Women's Battalion of Death]]. It was something of a publicity stunt to try and raise morale in the Russian Army. It failed, and about eight months after they were formed Lenin overthrew the Russian Provincial Government and the rest is history.
** The Provisional Government planned to recruit several more such units, including the awesomely named Women's Black Hussars of Death Squadron. None had seen combat when the Bolsheviks took over.
** Some members of the Women's Battalion of Death were part of the last-ditch defense of the Winter Palace against the Bolsheviks during RedOctober.
** During the Russo-Japanese War there was an all-woman cavalry regement. The officers were daughters of the country nobility who from hunting could ride and shoot as well as their brothers; the enlisted women were recruited from a Central Asian tribe with a strong Amazonian tradition.
* The [[SemperFi United States Marine Corps]] developed the "Lioness Program" for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lioness is an all-female team meant to conduct culturally-sensitive searches, but in practice have done [[http://feraljundi.com/2009/06/21/military-news-the-marine-corps-lioness-program-and-counter-insurgency/ much more]]. The Lionesses have proven extremely useful for building rapport with the locals and gathering intelligence. (And should it come to that, "''Every'' Marine is a Rifleman," even if she's not a man.)
* During UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution there were Las Soldaderas: active female soldiers fighting hand-in-hand with their fathers, sons, and brothers. When their husband died, they wouldn't cry, [[{{Badass}} they'd say "Dame la pistola!" and ride off into battle.]]
* Women in ancient Iranian cultures, such as the Scythians, the Sarmatians, and even the Persians, frequently fought alongside the men. Archaeologists have found many tombs where women received a warrior's burial.
* The Women Guard of the Reds in the Finnish Civil War 1918. Inspiring both awe and admiration on the White side (some Whites compared them as "she-wolves" while others as "Northern Amazons" as they managed to repulse a German assault unit in combat), they nevertheless inspired the victorious Whites to found the ''Lotta Svärd'' women's army auxiliary organization. Women were finally allowed to serve in all branches of the armed forces in 1992.
* Sun Tzu earned his reputation by ''forming one'', allegedly. Before he was a famed strategist, he was tasked to turn 180 concubines into soldiers.
* Recent years have seen the formation of [[http://www.planet-mag.com/?s=asgarda&x=0&y=0 the Asgarda tribe in Ukraine]].
* [[http://chinesemartialstudies.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/female-militia-dadao.jpg This]] Chinese militia, armed with {{BFS}}s.
* During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, the feminist and socialist leader Louise Michel organized a women's complement to the Eighteenth Arrondissement Vigilance Committee, essentially a citizen militia to defend Paris.
* The Amazon River was so named because one of the explorers reported encountering a tribe of warrior women there.
* The Kurdish peshmerga forces are already about 40% women, but for the struggle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, [[http://mashable.com/2014/09/12/pkk-women-fighters-battling-isis/ they've recently been fielding]] all-female formations up to 500 fighters strong as an extra "fuck you" to the violently patriarchal religious fundamentalists. It's believed that the ISIS fighters fear they won't go to heaven if a woman kicks them from this mortal coil, and whether or not this is true, it's helped boost the Kurds' morale - and all the women in uniform has helped peshmerga recruitment, too.
* During the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boshin_War Boshin War]] in Japan, LadyOfWar [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nakano_Takeko Takeko Nakano]] led one that was later retroactively called the Women's Army (娘子隊 Jōshitai?).
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