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[[BadassArmy They shall not]].]]

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

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. Naturally, they should never be underestimated, for [[ActionGirl they can and will kick your ass]], potentially easily.

They are TheSquad, with about four liters of estrogen added, and little to no loss in testosterone. They are the LovelyAngels after a recruitment drive. In any case, they are a BadassArmy.

This trope is common with HumongousMecha anime, and ScienceFiction in general, especially if they use fightercraft in their universe. Occasionally it shows 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. They may include TheOneGuy for good measure. Expect some degree of HoYay, especially if they are kept isolated from men. This being about fiction, they're usually [[GenericCuteness at least moderately attractive]].

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.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
%%* The Delmo Corps from ''Anime/AgentAika''.
* As {{Idol Singer}}s in a time where entertainment is banned, ''AKB0048'' have to be able to defend themselves. They adhere to ThouShaltNotKill, though.
* Near the end of ''Manga/TokyoESP'' [[spoiler: Rinka, Nadja, Kobushi, Kozuki, and Minami form one in one huge EnemyMine to take on ARES.]] It's as badass as it sounds.
* ''Manhwa/AreaD'': The West District of Area D is led by the LadyOfWar Asura, in an attempt to make a safer place for women, she recruited mostly if not only women for the West District, resulting in turning it into an army of superpowered girls.
* 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]]!
* Harribel from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' heads up one of these with her all-female Fracción.
* ''Anime/BubblegumCrisis'': The Knight Sabres, an elite team of powered armored mercenaries, were anime's earliest example. They were Neo Tokyo's only line of defense against [[MegaCorp the Genom Corporation]] and the ever increasing threat of Boomers.
%%* The main characters of ''Anime/BurstAngel'' form one of these.
* Justified in ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'' where the "[[HalfHumanHybrid Silver Eyed Witches]]" are all female. Infusing Yoma flesh into guys [[PsychoSerum did not work out]].
* ''Franchise/CodeGeass''
** The Valkyrie Team on the Brittanian side, although they didn't get much screentime before [[spoiler:Kallen killed them except for Marika.]] They also appear in ''Manga/CodeGeassOzTheReflection'', where it's revealed that [[spoiler: Leonhardt Steiner saved Marika]].
** The ''[[Manga/CodeGeassNightmareOfNunnally Nightmare of Nunnally]]'' manga has The Irregulars, also known as the Britannian Special Honorary Foreign Legion.
%%* Kyrie's group in ''Anime/CrystalBlaze''.
* Mermaid Heel is a female-only guild in ''Manga/FairyTail''.
%%* The Uruha Oto from ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''.
%%* The Pandoras of ''Manga/{{Freezing}}''.
%%* ''Anime/TheGalaxyRailways'' has the all-female Spica Platoon.
%%* Much of the ''Anime/GallForce'' {{OVA}} series, since the original series revolved around a OneGenderRace.
%%* The NinjaMaid group in charge of protecting Taro in ''Anime/HanaukyoMaidTai''.
* ''LightNovel/InfiniteStratos'': The ''Schwarzer Hase'' (German for Black Hares/Rabbits), complete with [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazi-esque uniforms]] and [[EyepatchOfPower matching eyepatches]]. Come to think of it, just about every squad found in this series fall into this trope since the titular [[PowerArmor exoskeletons]] can [[GirlPowered only be used by women]]. The only exception is main character Ichika and the eventual (inevitable?) BattleHarem that forms around him.
* The Impact Blue team in ''Manga/InitialD'' subverts the WomenDrivers trope. In ''Extra Stages'', this shows how better they are against male drivers.
%%* The Build Angels from ''Koutetsushin Jeeg'', a {{Revival}} of Creator/GoNagai's ''Anime/KotetsuJeeg''.
* ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''
** The 6th Mobile Division of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers'' definitely qualifies, as an archetypal military unit in a ImprobablyFemaleCast (although they do have [[TheOneGuy three guys and a dog-man]], 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]].]]
%%* ''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.
%%** The BigBad Fate has an all-female group of partners.
* The titular Otome of ''Anime/MaiOtome'', 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.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': Applies to both [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil the student council]] at Tenbi Academy and [[TheBeautifulElite the Venus Unit:]]
** The student council was all female, until the academy went co-ed[[note]][[SupportingProtagonist Takeru]] [[ThoseTwoGuys and Usui]] are the only guys and serve in the junior division[[/note]]. Their primary task is to enforce and maintain discipline at the school, but they also protect it from external threats, such as [[NebulousEvilOrganization Kamigari.]]
** Venus Academy is a prestigious all-girl military school for {{foreign exchange student}}s, with the Venus Unit consisting of the elite among them. All of whom are high-level [[FunctionalMagic ability users]], ranging from S to SS-rank[[note]]"SS-rank" is the highest known level of ability in the series. Himegami and Martha Minerva are are the only two to ever exceed it[[/note]].
* The three female pilots on the ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico'' 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.
* Franchise/{{Gundam}}
** The Shrike Team from ''Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam'' is a squad of full-female mobile suit pilots serving the League Militaire, who are [[spoiler: [[KillEmAll ultimately killed off towards the end of the series]]]]. The Zanscare Empire's answer to developing a full-female team is the Neneka Corps, a squad of [[ChainmailBikini bazooka-toting bikini girls]] sent to distract Uso, except the intented psychological effect backfired by sending Uso into a HeroicBSOD instead and Neneka herself received the health effect of a [[NoBodyLeftBehind human body hit by a]] [[LaserBlade beam saber]].
** The Teiwaz combatants in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' consists of the harem of [[TheOneGuy Naze Turbine]], everyone of them, if not a ship crew, is a mobile suit pilot.
*** Inverted by the Gjallarhorn Outer Earth Orbit Regulatory Joint Fleet, the entire crews are [[{{Bishonen}} pretty blonde young men]], who only answer to [[TheSquadette Carta Issue]] and are [[HasAType meant to resemble [=McGillis=] Fareed]].
%%** The three test pilots for the Astray [[HumongousMecha mobile suits]] in ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed Gundam SEED]]''.
* Simeon's girl squadron in ''Manga/{{NEEDLESS}}'', consisting of [[SuperSpeed Setsuna]], [[CuteBruiser Mio]] and [[TalkingWithSigns Kuchinashi]]. Don't be fooled by their cuteness.
* Amazon Lily from ''Manga/OnePiece'' being a LadyLand, its warriors obviously qualify. They are called the Kuja Pirates, and consist of the most powerful warriors of the island. Most of the Kuja Pirates are also very beautiful, as the Kuja believe strength is beauty; appropriately, their captain Boa Hancock is considered the WorldsMostBeautifulWoman ''and'' is one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.
* In ''LightNovel/OnlySenseOnline'', Myu leads one party of GamerChicks in the titular game and this party is renowned in-game for its excellent teamwork and combat prowess.
* ''Franchise/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 ''Pretty Cure'' teams together every year. The next movie will have '''36''' current members.
* ''Anime/ProjectAko'': Captain Napolitalita's crew consisted entirely of women, who looked and sounded ''[[UnsettlingGenderReveal like MEN]]''! Used as the punchline at the end of the first film, as they were the seemingly unstoppable alien menace that had smashed through Earth's defenses - only to be inadvertently thwarted by [[CatFight a pair of feuding highschool girls.]]
%%* The Pleiades Saints in ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica''.
* 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". And Sailor Mars and Venus also even said "We do not need man" in the manga. (This is to show them abandon to court and focused on soldier's responsibility.)
* 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 wiped out over the course of their respective series' the Gundam teams get StuffedIntoTheFridge, while as an enemy unit in the game, you take out the Treue unit yourself, save for one known pilot, who later joins your squad.
* 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.
* The characters in ''Anime/{{Simoun}}'' are technically "maidens" [[HumanOutsideAlienInside lacking a permanent sex]], but they look the part.
%%* Integra, Accela, Sylvia and Celica make up the R.U.C.'s PROCEED squad in ''Anime/SoltyRei''.
* In ''Anime/SoundOfTheSky'', the Helvetian Army fields all-female tank crews, the main characters being the 1121st tank platoon.
* 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/{{Macross}}'':
** "Uncultured" Meltrandi tend to separate themselves from male [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Zentraedi]], forming their own all-female armies instead. Though [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Klan Klein and her Pixie Squadron]] are integrated into human society, they operate as their own elite unit.
** Fairy Squadron in ''Anime/MacrossII'', an all-female flight team led by ace pilot Sylvie Gena.
* ''Manga/UchiNoMusumeNiTeODasuNa'': N.U.D.E.[[note]]"Next Ultimate Defense Experts"[[/note]] consists almost entirely of female officers and desk clerks; including their commander, Hanna. They originally served as [[SupportingProtagonist Athena's]] support, during her days as a superheroine. Now that she's retired, they help her daughter, [[RookieRedRanger Clara]], as she battles Deepthroat's forces.
%%* In ''Manga/WorldTrigger'', both The A-ranked Kako Squad and the B-ranked Nasu Squad fulfill this.
* In the ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' franchise, many female duelists have either mostly female monsters or 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 this 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.
** Rebecca's second deck includes a lot of female monsters, but she mixes them with Dragon-Type cards as well.
** [[{{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.
** 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, and the majority of her monsters are monstrous Plant-Type monsters.
** 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.
** Misty uses a Reptilliane deck, but rather than having sexy women, her deck consists of creepy female snake-people dressed in dresses who tend to look more beastly than human.
** Sherry uses a knight-themed deck which contains {{Action Girl}}s who are based of UsefulNotes/JoanOfArc.
** Kotori's deck is based of Fairy-Types, notably ones that resemble cheerleaders.
** Cathy's deck is based of {{Cat Girl}}s and cats.
** While Rio's Main Decks includes only ice birds, her Extra Deck has only humanoid female monsters.
** Droite's deck is based of butterfly women.
** Yuzu uses a Melodious deck which contains female Fairy-Type monsters based on musicians.
** Serena uses a Lunalight deck which contains female Beast-Warrior-Type monsters. Her deck shares some parallels to ''Manga/SailorMoon''.
** Ruri uses a Lyrilusc deck, which consists of bird-like girls.
** Mieru uses a Sibyll deck, which are all female monsters with a fortune telling theme.
** Ayu's deck is based of fish ladies.
** Gloria and Grace Tyler use an Amazoness deck too.
** Aoi uses a Trickstar deck, which are idol-based fairies.
** Emma uses an Altergeist deck, which are spell-casters that are based on various female ghosts in mythologies, though rather monstrous looking.

[[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 Franchise/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 henchmen 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. These gals have fought such highly trained and powerful individuals as ComicBook/BlackWidow and ComicBook/{{Storm}} to a standstill.
* The Star Sapphire Corps from ''Franchise/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 features 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 ''Comicbook/MarvelNOW'' relaunch of ComicBook/TheDefenders, ''Fearless Defenders,'' features Valkyrie putting together a team of super-women to be her new Valkyrion, at one point including [[ComicBook/NewMutants Dani Moonstar]], Misty Knight, Hippolyte, and [[BadassAdorable Annabelle.]]
* ''Comicbook/AForce'', a team launched in 2015, is an [[http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2015/02/a-force-cover-d34a8-720x1092.jpg all-female version of The Avengers.]]
* ''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.
* The eponymous ''ComicBook/ZodiacStarforce'' is comprised of teenage girls - par for the course for a MagicalGirlWarrior team.
* The Sisters of Blood in ''ComicBook/RequiemVampireKnight'' are an all-female order of [[NunTooHoly vampire nuns]] charged with guarding {{Dracula}}'s RoyalHarem.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Sala and her Sky Band, an all female band of SkyPirates, from ''ComicStrip/ThePhantom''.
* Played for laughs in one ''ComicStrip/BloomCounty'' arc where Opus infiltrates Mary Kay Cosmetics and comes face-to-face with the Mary Kay Commandos, salesladies in pink dresses ''and'' combat gear. "Even their Uzis are pink!" gasps Opus. ([[OneSceneWonder They were such a hoot]], they were featured on the cover of a paperback collection.)
* A ''Tarzan'' parody from Wally Wood's ''[[ComicStrip/SallyForthWood Sally Forth]]'' features a tribe of naked, pterodactyl-riding warrior women.

[[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'' + ''VisualNovel/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]].
* The ProfessionalWrestling story, ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10340937/The-Return-Remixed The Return - Remixed]]'', centers around WWE being invaded by DEAR, a group made up of former Divas led by Wrestling/TrishStratus and Wrestling/{{Lita}}. The Diva roster eventually unites and combats them by forming their own group, the Diva Army.
* ''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.
* ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'': [[FallenHero Jade]] eventually gains a QuirkyMinibossSquad in the form of a trio of tough biker chicks whom she [[BalefulPolymorph forcibly transforms]] into [[SpiderPeople Jorogumo]]/Oni hybrids like herself. And then there's her tribe of spider-ninja creatures that she uses as {{Mooks}} and who are all female as well.
* ''Fanfic/SecretDreamer'' has the newly reformed pegasus knights, led by Cynthia and Severa.
* ''Podcast/TheTritoneGambit'': The main characters are an all-female cell of Inquisitorial Acolytes.

[[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.

[[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/MrAndMrsSmith2005''.
* 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 The Expendabelles]]'' is a planned fourth installment of the series featuring a cast composed exclusively of [[http://www.themarysue.com/female-expendables-film/ iconic female action stars.]]
* The 2016 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' film did this with the title characters by reversing the Ghostbusters' genders. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement AND THAT IS ALL WE WILL SAY ABOUT IT.]]
* 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".
* Movies from the Soviet Union:
** ''Film/{{October}}'' (UsefulNotes/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.
** In ''Film/OnlyOldMenAreGoingToBattle'', the men of the 2nd Squadron (a fighter pilot unit) are pleased when a squadron of lady bomber pilots establish an airfield right next to them. One of the men of the 2nd falls in love with a bomber pilot and asks her to marry him. This is inspired by the famous "Night Witches" (see RealLife below).
** ''Film/TheDawnsHereAreQuiet'' is about a squad of women manning an anti-aircraft battery at a supply depot behind the Eastern Front. Not drawn directly from RealLife like the above examples, but women did perform roles like that quite a bit in the war against Germany. The women of the battalion have to kick it up a notch when a report of German paratroopers behind the lines requires them to form up as infantry and go into the forest in pursuit.
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' has the Vuvalini. Unlike most examples of this trope, they consist largely of powerful old women.
* ''Film/{{Kenau}}'' has the women of Harlem do increasingly brave feats, from fighting on the walls, to attacking Spanish on ice-skates and blowing up their camp.
* The Amazons in ''Film/WonderWoman2017'', [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin obviously.]]

* The Sisterhood of Kira Earta, an order of warrior priestesses in ''Swordcraft''.

* Implicitly, all armies in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', as men would certainly be considered too [[GenderRarityValue valuable]] to waste them in battles. Jerin's grandmothers are said to have been an AmazonBrigade of soldier-spies.
* In the old ''Franchise/StarWars'' [[Franchise/StarWarsLegends 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/LoyalEnemies'' dryads are OneGenderRace, female only, so their army, logically, has no men. In the army itself, the quality varies, but dryads are faster and more agile than most other races, giving them an edge over the enemy.
* In ''Literature/TheFirebrand'', Creator/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 Literature/{{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.
* A common occurrence in the ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'' series.
** In ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' the Bene Gesserit can fight with nearly superhuman capability if necessary.
** Leto II justifies this trope when he forms the Fish-Speakers in ''Literature/GodEmperorOfDune'': 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.
** ''Literature/HereticsOfDune'' introduces the Honored Matres which serve as the main antagonist from that book through ''Literature/ChapterhouseDune''.
* 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" - a polemic against the then-current situation of there being more than one reigning Queen in Europe.]]
* The protagonist of ''Literature/TheAssassinsOfTamurin'' is recruited for a secret organization of this type.
* Creator/IsaacAsimov'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 [[{{Feghoot}} clumsy and long-drawn-out build up to a punning punchline]].
* In the Creator/LarryNiven novel ''Literature/TheIntegralTrees'', 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. Female shrykes are warriors and their leadership class are all females, while the smaller, weaker males are led around on collars and generally treated like pets, despite being fully sapient.
* 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, 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.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein
** ''Literature/{{Friday}}''. 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/TunnelInTheSky'', Helen Walker is a captain in the Amazon Corps.
** An Amazon Brigade is mentioned in ''Literature/TheCatWhoWalksThroughWalls'' and appears as firesupport in the climax of the direct sequel ''Literature/ToSailBeyondTheSunset''.
* 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 Army", 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.
* 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/WorldWarII 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.
* The titular ''Literature/DamselsOfDistress'' definitely qualify. They are a six-woman mercenary gang who will take any job so long as they pay is good.
* In ''Literature/RememberToAlwaysBeBrave'', the Roman Republic has a full corps of these known as the "Amazons", based off the ancient Greek pseudo-legendary female warriors. They deal with either heavy weaponry, close heavy combat, or both.
* In ''Literature/{{MARZENA}}'' we have the C-Section, a [[MurderInc Private Intelligence Company]] made solely of women who recruits other women into spying or killing for them, if not taking care of the dirty business themselves.
* One of the many superhumans vying for power in Literature/StarTrekTheEugenicsWars is Chen Tiejun and her small army of genetically enhanced superwomen.
* In ''Literature/{{Dragonvarld}}'', the Sisterhood is protected by an all-female guard, since it's deemed inappropriate for the Sisters to be surrounded by men when they're supposed to refrain from relations with them. (Relations between the Sisters and their female guards, however, are quite acceptable.) The idea is startling to people who come from other kingdoms.
* Andrea puts one of these together in [[Literature/GroomOfTheTyrannosaurQueen Groom of the Tyrannosaur Queen]]. Turns out nomad pastoralists are really easy to train for war.
* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', most of ''jinete'' (light cavalry) units are made up of women, as it's generally agreed in-universe that women are smaller and nimbler and thus better-suited to the job than men.
* In Erin Bow's novel ''Sorrow's Knot'', the Rangers are an all-female squad of hunters/guards who provide for and guard the Free Women of the Forest. (Men are also among the Free People, but do not serve as Rangers.)
* ''Literature/{{Victoria}}'' features the high-tech dystopia of Azania as one of the main enemy factions in its ''Franchise/{{Fallout}}''-like post-apocalyptic setting. The Azanians are basically a totalitarian regime with [[StrawFeminism State Feminism]] as its ideology, and by the time they appear in the story, their leaders are using sci-fi technology to upgrade them into a true OneGenderRace. Their armed forces are all-female, and the best-equipped the protagonists have to face after the final defeat of the last Federal remnants.
* ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'': The 12th expedition into [[EldritchLocation Area X]] is deliberately all female in order throw a new variable to it. Barring the anthropologist (and the linguist who drops out before the expedition begins), they're a very tough group and have had additional survival and weapons training prior to the expedition.
* ''Literature/TheShadowCampaigns'':
** The Girl's Own is an all-female regiment, recruited in the midst of the Vordanai revolution and reinforced steadily over the course of books 3 and 4. Led by Winter Ihernglass and then Abby Giforte, the Girl's Own achieves a reputation as one of the best and most dedicated line regiments in the Army of the East, and the subsequent Grand Army of Vordan, and forms the core of Winter's Fourth Division.
** The "bone people" of Trans-Bataria in Murnsk are a tribal confederation who send their men out to act as cavalry and archers, while their women function as spear-wielding infantry. The "bone women" are among the best close combatants in the series with their spears and hide shields, and several thousand of them prove a deadly threat to the isolated First Division, forcing Marcus d'Ivoire to resort to increasingly desperate tactics to fend them off.
* In the ''Literature/GarrettPI'' novels, the Sisters of Doom are [=TunFaire=]'s only all-human, all-female street gang. Consisting almost entirely of teen or pre-teen girls who ran away from molestation and child prostitution, the Doom have as bloody a reputation as any other urban gang, being particularly infamous for gelding their enemies and beating pimps into a pulp.
* In the Literature/VorkosiganSaga, Commodore Koudelka's four daughters are referred to his "All-Blonde Commando Team". They got the nickname as kids, so it's mostly a joke. ''Mostly''.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* The three main members of ''Series/CharliesAngels'', in either the TV series or the movies.
* Sarah's old team, the C.A.T squad, from Series/{{Chuck}}.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Oberyn's three eldest daughters, the Sand Snakes, are all warriors.
* 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.]]
* ''Series/MortalKombatConquest'': Vorpax's people the Kreeyans who are all female.
* ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' gives us a temporary one in "[[Recap/Supergirl2015S3E11FortRozz Fort Rozz]]", where Supergirl and Saturn Girl are forced to work alongside Livewire and Psi in order to go to Fort Rozz and find out more about Reign. The only reason no male characters go is because the station is circling a star, whose radiation is lethal to anyone with a Y chromosome (apparently, all males in the universe have the chromosome).

* 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 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 Myth/NorseMythology were primarily focused on collecting the dead, there were plenty of attestations of the female bands fearlessly engaging in battle.
* The TropeNamers and possibly the UrExample would be the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazons Amazons]] of Myth/ClassicalMythology.
** GenderFlipped by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gargareans Gargareans]], an all-male society of warriors.

* ''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]].

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Tadao Yasuda's Wrestling/{{All Japan|ProWrestling}} Makai Club had, in addition to about 10 male members, about five females from M's Style and that other Wrestling/{{All Japan|WomensProWrestling}} known as Makai Majo Gundan.
* [[Wrestling/NobuhikoTakada Generalissimo Takada]]'s Monster Army in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE had The Amazoness Army division led by Yinling The Errotic Terrorist.
* Wrestling/{{Konnan}}'s La Legion Extranjera in Wrestling/{{AAA}} had Las Gringas Locas, as did La Sociedad.
* Chest Flexor's Flexor Industries had The Midwest Militia.
* Wrestling/DramaticDreamTeam serves as the parent company to Tokyo Joshi Pro(whose seventh event was titled ''Raising an Army'') and Union Pro Wrestling. Union however was originally an independent company that was not all female and was only briefly treated as such by DDT.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Puppet Shows]]
* 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 it's 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.
* Creator/GamesWorkshop games:
** ''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. Many Battle-Sisters (particularly the veterans and leaders) show the obvious scars that a lifetime of fighting in the 41st Millennium would entail. Their power armour reflects the theme with decorations evoking breasts, corsets and thigh boots.
*** 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]].
*** The background material, such as the novels about Literature/CiaphasCain (HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!), indicates that the majority of Astra Militarum regiments single-sex units with about 10% of regiments being all-female. 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 [[Literature/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 Sisters of Silence, of the Great Crusade and Horus Heresy era, 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 ''TabletopGame/{{Necromunda}}'', House Escher [[GangOfHats gangs]] exclusively consist of female members. This is due to a genetic defect that results in all their males being stillborn or physically/mentally defective.
** ''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 Everqueen of the High Elves is protected by an exclusively female elite unit known as the [[PraetorianGuard Maiden Guard]].
** ''TabletopGame/BloodBowl'' has the [[MeaningfulName Amazon team]] who draw their players from the all-female human tribes of Lustria.
** In ''TabletopGame/{{Mordheim}}'', the Sisters of Sigmar are an all-female [[ChurchMilitant religious order]] consisting of the wayward and troublesome daughters of the Empire’s nobility. They believe that it is their sacred duty to cleanse the City of the Damned of its taint and collect [[GreenRocks wyrdstone]] so that it cannot be spread across the Empire.
* In ''TabletopGame/TheWitcherGameOfImagination'', dryads are a OneGenderRace of {{Cold Sniper}}s devoted to protecting their forest. This is the ''basic'' way of organizing their ranks. And they have a well-earned status of TheDreaded, both in and out of universe (just ask any seasoned players what's the worst enemy you can face).
* ''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.
* ''TabletopGame/{{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.
* ''TabletopGame/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.
* ''TabletopGame/{{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.
* ''TabletopGame/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 ''TabletopGame/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, practice self-mutilation to the point of ugliness. 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.]]
* ''TabletopGame/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 do 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.
* ''TabletopGame/KingsOfWar'' has the Basilean Sisterhood, who are an all female unit who are armed with flails or ride as panther lancers.
* In ''TabletopGame/RocketAge'' the Vanstiku'll are a Venusian concordat who suffer a hereditary condition that makes their males die before 25. Because of this, the women take up the dominant and war-like positions in their societies, with the storm riders being their most feared members.
* ''Warlord'' features an all-female mercenary company called the Sisters of the Blade, which was expanded into its own faction in the ''Savage North'' book. Some other factions also have their own Amazon Brigades, such as the Crusaders' Battle Nuns and the Overlords' [[WhipItGood Daughters of the Whip]].
* In ''TabletopGame/UnicornusKnights'', the Queensguard is said to consist solely of women.

* Almost all sports teams composed entirely of women can be considered this, especially in male-oriented sports like auto racing and ProfessionalWrestling.
* The Finnish national men's ice hockey team is known as The Lions. The women's team is known as The Lionesses.

* The titular Valkyries from ''Theatre/DieWalkuere''.
* ''Theatre/{{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 Todoh, 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 Angel)
* ''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.
* The various ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' games have several of these, with the most blatant examples being the Pegasus Knights, who up until ''Videogame/FireEmblemFates'' introduced Subaki the Sky Knight were AlwaysFemale {{Pegasus}}-riding and lance- or sword-wielding {{Action Girl}}s. Recruitable Pegasus Knights [[RecurringElement often come in trios]], and sometimes they're also [[BrotherSisterTeam sisters]]. A list of examples from the series:
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight'', ''Videogame/FireEmblemGaiden'', ''Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'': The TropeCodifier PK trio of Palla, Catria and Est.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'': Mahnya, Ferry, Deetvar and Pamela aka the Angelic Knights of Silesse (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/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'' and ''Videogame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'': Shanna, Thite and Juno (''Binding Blade''); Florina, Fiora and Farina (''Blazing Blade'').
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Vanessa, Tana and Syrene.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'' and ''Videogame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn'': The Holy Guard of Begnion, a special division of the Begnion army, is composed of nothing but female Pegasus Knights. Tanith, Sigrun and Marcia are the named and recruitable characters among them.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': Cordelia, Sumia and Cynthia. Unusual since [[spoiler: Cynthia is actually Sumia's KidFromTheFuture]]. Optionally, the player can reclass some female characters as Pegasus Knights [[spoiler: and get others via DLC]].
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'': In a rare ''not'' Pegasus Knight army example, the Nohr side has [[MagicKnight Camilla]] and her two subordinates, [[DragonRider Beruka]] and [[CuteBruiser Selena.]] [[spoiler: The NinjaMaid Flora temporarily joins them during the GoldenPath.]]
* 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'' is a downplayed trope. The Gullwings have seven members total (four guys and three girls) but only the girls leave the airship to fight fiends and such.
** 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.
* Delilah's coven in the ''Brigmore Witches'' DLC of ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' and in ''VideoGame/Dishonored2'' are all women (obviously) and all very deadly EliteMooks trained in both [[MagicKnight swordsmanship and supernatural powers]].
* ''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 versions do exist, but [[AllThereInTheManual according to a piece of Galactic Trivia]], they 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/RacingLagoon'' has Queen's Motomachi, an all-women street racing gang in FriendlyLocalChinatown.
* Several in ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** In all three of the games, a female PlayerCharacter has the option to run with a party of female companions.
** The dwarves have a monastic order of women warriors called the Silent Sisters, a group of dwarven women who cut out their own tongues and devote themselves completely to martial training in honor of the first female Paragon of the Warrior Caste.
** One of the nighttime street gangs in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', the Invisible Sisters, is an all-female group focusing on attacks from stealth.
** Krem in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' mentions that in Tevinter, women in the military are segregated into exclusively-female units, which caused problems for him as a trans man.
* ''Franchise/BaldursGate''
** Depending on the player's alignment in [[VideoGame/BaldursGate the first game]], an all-female party can consist of any combination of Imoen, Dynaheir, Jaheira, Viconia deVir, Safana, Alora, Branwen, Faldorn, Shar-Teel Dosan and Skie Silvershield, with Neera added in the Enhanced Edition. ''VideoGame/BaldursGateSiegeOfDragonspear'' reduces the roles of Imoen and Skie, but still allows for a party of Jaheira, Schael Corwin, Safana, Viconia, M'Khiin Grubdoubler and/or Neera. [[spoiler: Caelar Argent may also be convinced to join you for the final battle as a full-fledged companion if you have a free slot in the party.]] [[VideoGame/BaldursGateII The second game]] and its Enhanced Edition brings back Imoen, Viconia, Jaheira and Neera, along with new characters Aerie, Nalia, Mazzy and Hexxat.
** In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateIIThroneOfBhaal'', 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).
* 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/MortalKombat'':
** ''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.
** Melina, Jade, and a brainwashed Kitana make up one in ''VideoGame/MortalKombatShalolinMonks''.
* 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 ''VideoGame/CrashOfTheTitans'' and ''VideoGame/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, or use existing companions Belueth the Calm (Shadow Thief), Chir Darkflame (Wizard), Inshula sar Mashewe (Ranger), Soraevora Aeravand (Favored Soul) and Lastri Kassireh (Swashbuckler).
* ''Videogame/SakuraWars''. This is the entire point of this DatingSim / TacticalRPG series, with a dash of TheOneGuy thrown in as your player avatar (Ogami in the first four games, and Shinjiro in [[VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove 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.
* While the ''VideoGame/ValkyriaChronicles'' games (developed by the same team as ''Sakura Wars'') have plenty of male squad members, there are enough ladies for you to form an all-female brigade led by TheOneGuy if you so wish, with said guy being either Welkin, [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesII Avan]], or [[VideoGame/ValkyriaChroniclesIII Kurt]] depending on the game.
* You can run with an all-female squad in ''VideoGame/TemplarBattleforce'', due to PurelyAestheticGender.
* 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.
* In ''VisualNovel/{{Sunrider}}'', all the pilots in the player’s mecha squadron are female, and they routinely defeat enemy forces which vastly outnumber them. They’re so skilled, in fact, people start calling them the Sunrider Valkyries in the good endings of ''Sunrider Liberation Day''’s [RE]turn scenario.
* 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.
* A few subversions in ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'':
** In the Tarka military females hold most command positions while unchanged males do the grunt work as they're considered to be more emotionally stable. But the highest ranks are usually changed males because their younger brothers and sons instinctively submit to them.
** Zuul females are much larger than the weedy males so they fill most ground combat roles, but they're not sapient and used as CannonFodder by their "husbands".
** The Morrigi fleet has traditionally been all male, since they live in nomadic space-faring tribes while the females reside dirtside. But during the war with the Suul'ka the Siren mind-controlled many males and turned them against their families. As females are resistant to psionics, a result of the evolutionary arm's race with the males' {{Glamour}}s, a number of female tribes known as the Harpeizanae rose to defend Morrigi civilization from their turned kin. However, once the war was over the Morru Qu'aan exiled them for murder and blasphemy, but as of the second game a new Morru Qu'aan has ascended who fought alongside the "Harpies" for some time and he's made gestures to welcome them back.
* There's several of these in the lore of ''VideoGame/DungeonFighterOnline''. In the game proper, the male Spitfire is able to summon the Black Roses, a group of four gunslinging women that shoot at the enemy in formation.
* With the latest addition to the roster in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'', this is now possible with a female PC and a party of Pallegina, Sagani, Maneha, Grieving Mother and the Devil of Caroc.
* The party size and companion roster in ''VideoGame/{{Tyranny}}'' allows for an all-female team with Verse, Sirin, Eb and/or Kills-in-Shadow.
* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'': All of the guards, retainers, shopkeepers, and other service providers in Tel Mora, home of the [[DoesNotLikeMen man-hating]] [[EvilSorcerer Telvanni councilor]] Mistress Dratha, are female. There is one lone male Telvanni guard patrolling the grounds, but this is likely a case of GameplayAndStorySegregation, as there needed to be at least one guard in the town capable of arresting the player if he/she commits a crime there. (The female guards are named and thus, not standard town guards.)
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'''s ''Shivering Isles'' expansion reveals this to be the case for the Aureals (aka Golden Saints) and Mazken (aka Dark Seducers), two forms of [[OurDemonsAreDifferent lesser Daedra]] in service to [[MadGod Sheogorath]]. Downplayed in that, while male Aureals and Mazekn do exist, they are [[TinyGuyHugeGirl physically inferior]] and less numerous, leaving the females most fit for combat roles.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' has a twisted variant, [[{{Necromancer}} Arondil The Necromancer]] has an army consists of entirely female [[NightOfTheLivingMooks Draugr and ghosts]] to protect his lair, the reason why they are all females is solely because he is [[ILoveTheDead in love with ghosts]] and wanting to enslave them, this results in him repeatedly murdering milkmaids in Dawnstar and recruiting them into his undead harem.
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}''
** Downplayed in with Ranger Station Foxtrot in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', the only station that only has female Rangers, though this brought up in-universe.
** The Disciples from [[VideoGame/Fallout4 Fallout 4's]] ''Nuka World's DLC are a villainess example; They're roughly made out of 90% female raiders and also the most ruthless group in all of Nuka World.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Splatoon}}'', one of the enemies you encounter are Octolings, humanoid girls who transform into octopodes and act just like Inklings. They're appropriately called "Octoamazons" in the Japanese version of the game. There is little evidence of male Octolings, however.
* There's one team in ''VideoGame/ArcStyleBaseball3D'' that's completely made of women players.
* In the second ''VideoGame/XMenLegends'' game, putting Storm, Jean Grey, Rogue and Scarlet Witch in the team gave you the Femme Fatale bonus (5% damage inflicted goes to health). In ''VideoGame/MarvelUltimateAlliance'' the bonus changes to a 5% damage increase granted to any combination of Storm, Invisible Woman, Elektra, Ms. Marvel and Spider-Woman; in the sequel it's Storm, Invisible Woman, Ms. Marvel, Songbird, Jean Grey and Psylocke.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'', Guen's bodyguards are two knights from the ancient, all female Order of UsefulNotes/{{Boudica}}.
* The Umbran Witches of ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'', of which the titular heroine belongs to, are an all-female order of magical warriors sworn to serve the dark powers of Inferno.
* In the game ''Heavy Smash: The Future Sports'', the Australian team is all-female.
* ''VideoGame/{{InvisibleInc}}'' can develop this based on player progression and [[LuckBasedMission a little bit of luck]], as starting agent Internationale can be joined by Banks, Nika and Prism; [[CoolOldLady Central]] becomes available if you beat the game once on Experienced difficulty; and the Contingency Plan DLC adds Olivia and Rush.
* ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon'' has several official Party Combos such as Valkyries, Femme Fatales and Sisterhood, which include some combination of the Antiquarian, the Arbalest, the Grave Robber, the Hellion, the Plague Doctor, the Vestal, and - with the most recent DLC - the Shieldbreaker.
* The Coven faction in ''VideoGame/TownOfSalem'' are a team of witches who share the BigBadEnsemble spot with the Mafia, and are all female.
* ''VideoGame/EarthDefenseForce5'': The Wing Diver or in Japan versions of the game, Pale Wing unit. They are all female units that have energy powered jump packs capable of flight and wield powerful energy weapons.

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* ''VisualNovel/War13thDay'' has the clan of the Valkyrie. They possesses the strength of 10 men and treat every male as a LustObject. So, when one of their members starts getting serious with a boy, they aren't pleased.

[[folder: Web Animation]]
* During the Chorus arc of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Tucker, Griff, Simmons, and Caboose are each put in command of a squad, one of which consists of an Amazon Brigade, which [[RuleOfFunny of course]] goes to Simmons, who [[CanNotTalkToWomen couldn't talk to a woman to save his life]].
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', the titular squad is made up of four girls. Most other squads are mixed.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* The eponymous ''Webcomic/AgentsOfTheRealm'' are a group of five [[TheChosenOne Chosen Ones]] {{Magical Girl Warrior}}s. The interlude at the end of chapter two suggests that on the other side of the Divide, the Agents are also women only.
* The Amazons of ''Webcomic/{{Amazoness}}!'' To be expected, since their [[LadyLand whole population is female.]]
* 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 matriarchal Orycalopes of ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' are a race of bunny demons whose weaker males traditionally stay hidden in their Kingdom's caves while the females are their warriors and gatherers. A group of young orycalope girls called the Rose Sisters work as guards for King Samrick since he finds it hilarious that they are surprisingly stronger and more vicious than they appear, even if they are far from the strongest things in Kellwood.
* 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.
* 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. Also played with: at one point digger goes adventuring with two females and an ungendered shadow creature, the only male being their guide. But culturally, Grim Eyes the Hyena has a 'male' role and attitude. Similarly, Ed the Hyena is Digger's best friend and he is male, but is cuturally in a 'feminine' role.
* Haven's Guard in ''Webcomic/{{Earthsong}}'' form an Amazon Brigade, including TheOneGuy, Zaebos. And one Hermaphrodite Tengu...
* In ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'', the Archons of Charlescomm. Yes, [[ShoutOut that makes them]] [[Series/CharliesAngels Charlie's Archons]].
* ''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]].
* The priestesses of Ojhal in ''Webcomic/{{Glorianna}}''.
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Ellen, Grace, and Nanase form a temporary Amazon Brigade during the Painted Black arc.
* 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.
* The RemixComic version of ''Webcomic/JetDream'' recasts the girls as an [[GenderBender all-transgender]] Amazon Brigade.
* ''Webcomic/JewelVixens''
* 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.
* ''[[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/{{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]].
* Illyra, Elysia, and Occela form the basis of a budding Amazon Brigade in ''Webcomic/RumorsOfWar''. Given that the setting is based on [[Myth/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.
* Zahard's Princesses in ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod''.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* 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 ''Roleplay/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.
* In ''Literature/AMorePersonalUnion'', the Chinese revolutionary known as Red Tiger has a harem of concubines that also serve as his inner circle of warriors.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* 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/{{Flash Gordon|1979}}'' 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'' [[note]] Both in the original series and in its spinoff ''WesternAnimation/WorldOfWinx''[[/note]] 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 ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'' (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 [[TheOneGuy 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 ([[MyFriendsAndZoidberg and formerly]] [[TheOneGuy Burford-2]].
** The Fireside Girls also count.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' features the Night Sisters of Dathomir.
* While actually [[StarfishAliens genderless rocks that project a humanoid form]], the Gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' are all very feminine in appearance, voice, and are interpreted as female by the humans in their setting. The Crystal Gems, central to the story, is a trio that are experienced fighters of superhuman capability- the titular character Steven being the only male Gem due to being a HalfHumanHybrid. Due to the [[OneGenderRace nature of Gems]], it's likely any group of offensive Gems would qualify as this.
* Season 5 of of ''WesternAnimation/{{Samurai Jack|2017}}'' has the Daughters of Aku, septuplets raised by an [[ReligionOfEvil Aku-worshipping cult]] who were trained since childhood specifically for the goal of killing Jack.
** We later find out that the Scotsman had [[MassiveNumberedSiblings about a dozen daughters]], each as brawny as him and trained to help battle against Aku.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* 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're 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 Libyan leader 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. After Gaddafi was deposed and shot dead, their [[https://www.theguardian.com/world/2011/sep/07/gaddafis-amazonian-bodyguards-barracks not-so glamorous side came to light]].
* 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... [[SubvertedTrope or so historians used to claim.]] In reality they were [[HistoricalBadassUpgrade borderline useless]] against professional soldiers and mostly used for slave-raiding against disorganized tribal neighbors. This was demonstrated quite well at Adegon, where a handful of outnumbered French regulars [[CurbStompBattle absolutely annihilated the Mino/Amazons]] after their engagement devolved into hand-to-hand and [[BayonetYa bayonet]] combat, killing 503 Dahomey Amazons (nearly half their entire establishment) for the loss of only ''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown 6]]'' soldiers. [[CultureClash Horrified that a society would throw its women away in front line combat,]] the French were [[WouldNotHitAGirl hesitant to engage the Mino at all]] and disbanded the institution in disgust after conquering Dahomey.
* There were three all-female combat Soviet Air Force units in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, 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.
** 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 Music/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 UsefulNotes/RedOctober.
** During the Russo-Japanese War there was an all-woman cavalry regiment. 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, 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 of 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?).
* The [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forty_Elephants Forty Elephants]] were a street gang comprised entirely of women.
* Japanese girl-gangs (''sukeban'') were just as prone to violence as their male counterparts. At the subculture’s peak, the largest alliance had over 20,000 teenage girls sworn in. See JapaneseDelinquents for more information.
* In 2014, Norway established the ''Jegertroppen'', or "Hunter Troop", the world's first all-female special forces training programme.
* A group of young women [[https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156057421228902&set=a.10151751170158902.623349.643608901&type=3&theater guarded a bank]] in the Philippines during the 1970s.
* The [[http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/02/gulabi-gang-indias-women-warrriors-201422610320612382.html Gulabi Gang]] is a group of vigilantes who protect and [[WifeBasherBasher avenge]] abused women in India.
* Eastside Los Angeles has an all-female group of bikers called the [[https://ff.hrw.org/film/ovarian-psycos Ovarian Psycos]].