Female gamers are a growing minority in a gaming world dominated by men. But I found something in Warhammer's three elven factions I did not expect... models of female units, AND some pretty cool female characters. Alarielle, Ariel, and even *shudders, Morathi. I don't know why GW has given the three elven factions a more balanced gender ratio (probably to give boys something to ogle at), but after researching the history, and culture of the Elves, I fell in love with them, and today, I am not afraid to admit that a woman sees playing as Elves, as a way to express herself as a gamer, and a fan of Warhammer.
Don't worry boys, I don't expect the other factions to change much, even with Fantasy coming back. And I don't fully expect you to change that much, but you've all expressed your fondness for your favorite factions in your own ways. So I have followed en suite.