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Concept sketches and final art for the “Red Baret” character.
[ Image: A soldier returning from deployment greets her child. ]
Welcome home, soldier.
Russian sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, 1941.
By the end of the war she had killed a confirmed 309 Germans - making her the most successful female sniper in history.
- Madame Arno was a French artist who led a group of Parisian women to fight against the German army in 1915 during WWI.
- Emilienne Moreau received the Croix de Guerre twice; the first of which she was awarded for her bravery during the Battle of Loos where she killed two snipers along with the…
[ A full colour CGI image of an asian woman in modern paramilitary gear with short practical black hair. Her pants and short-sleeved top are made from a clearly synthetic puce-coloured material; they are contrasted by the darker grey-black of her combat boots, the body armour covering her torso and right knee, and the empty tactical holster strapped to her right thigh. Fingerless padded gloves protect the hands holding a submachine gun across her chest; visible behind it is her radio attached to her armour, the earpiece belonging to it is nestled in her right ear. A line of black paint intended to reduce glare when aiming is streaked across each cheek, and visible on her sleeve are patches depicting Korean characters. ]
Park “Forty-Five” Yoon-Hee is a character from the 2011 computer game SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (aka SOCOM: Special Forces outside the US), the only playable female character in the entire franchise. According to her bio:
Park got her start in the South Korean 707th Special Mission Battalion (“White Tiger”). Within eighteen months she was attached to the 45th Special Forces Brigade (Special Warfare Command) after the Korean military relaxed restrictions for female officers serving in active counter-terror operations abroad. In addition to her quick thinking under pressure she is an expert in covert operations, CQB and has considerable experience working in hostile environments.
In related news, Australia will be the fourth nation to remove restrictions on women in frontline roles following Canada, New Zealand and Israel; the Government has given the services 5 years to implement the changes.