Was Marianna Chevaux intended for another Warhammer Fantasy range?

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Finally acquired a "reasonably priced" Marianna Chevaux off an eBay store and the tab says "female pirate" instead of "vampire." Was GW planning a fantasy pirate range, but dropped it for some reason? I have the pirate captain and still looking for the Sartosa vampire and zombie.
 
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It's likely she was a 'training' model given to one of the team as a seperate project, with a brief along the lines of 'pirate' or similar. Once the green was made, they saw a chance to release her as the mordheim character.
 
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That was my inital thought too. I assumed they were either models from a sculpter's portfolio they found a release to suit, or as @spafe says, models sculpted under a general brief of, say, "piratey characters".

I've seen other GW models come with tabs that don't match what they were released as, so I assume it was fairly common in ye olde days of lead/white metal. IIRC old Brettonnian characters were quite often strangely or generically named on their tabs.
 
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Sep 11, 2019
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A 'training' model or a figure from a sculptor's portfolia from an unrelated range does make sense, though I don't see mention on the CCM Wiki. I like it, especially as it lack the usual baring fangs look. I was hoping for a Warhammer Fantasy pirate range, to go along with the Lustria/New World supplement.🙁