A quick repost here from the personal blog of lead Ion Age designer Sam Croes. Sam is a big fan of women in science fiction art and in wargaming and as a result of this he has created a piece of art to celebrate the female Retained Knight in the service of the Prydian Army. Much like Sam I believe that warfare in the future will greatly feature women as skill beats physical strength especially against a foe such as the Khanate Empire.
Retained Knights, much like the Muster, are both male and female with some regiments being one of one or less of the other. There is little difference in the protection and abilities of the Alwite powered armour worn by both genders. The female version is actually technically superior as it has to be on the whole slimmer and more form fitting but this makes these knights capable of greater dexterity especially in urban warfare.
She might be a babe as Sam says but she is all business and from the look on her face and the blood staining her armour...I would not mess with her!