Onething Female heroes ARE IN THE GAME.
Don't whine about it without actually looking it up.
and Two, In the medieval ages women were KILLED for fighting most R.P.G's take place in a medieval esque time frame
so in games like total war and knights of honor ETC. it makes sense that they wouldn't fight as those games are suppost to *for the most part* be based on reality.
Now i myself don't mind females fighting as they historically have made fine generals and govener's when given the chance. I'm only pointing those two things out to you.
Edit: As a side note historically in most mythology Men have been the powerful mages/sorcerers witches were more or less moderate in power. Just making that statement to show why women are left out of most games not that your inferior simply that historically you have been treated as such. Its wrong yes but it is true.
Edit: I will say i am sorry if anyone was offended by what i said and please note i am not saying women are inferior or that they cannot fight or perform magic its simply that historically and mythologically most people undermined them and ignored them and even today in games of the sort they are prepositioned to that role not their fault.
At stardock the game developers really do believe in fairness and are not like others whom only based their games on this predesposition as such and since this is a Fantasy game it is quite easy to integrate them and to enjoy having them besides many great rulers have been women before and in this women can be SOV's
I do apologize however if i caused offense with my original post.