For the better part of 200 years, thousands of female soldiers fought and died to expand the borders of their West African kingdom. Even their conquerors, the French, acknowledged their “prodigious bravery.”
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is a fantastic resource for miniature wargamers. I’ve had this one in my bookmarks for several years and haven’t even begun to plumb its depths. The section on the Crusades is particularly useful.