I've played through BGEE a couple of times and I've only just barely gotten out of the first dungeon of BG2EE and I finally know enough about 2 and the NPCs that I like that I want to do a full run of the trilogy. I'm interested in a party only containing women (no gender change belt or anything either) and with only vanilla NPCs. I also don't have to use a full group, but I would like at least 4 so as not to run into the EXP cap too early.
So far, my picks for both games are:
Jaheira (??? maybe?)
Hexxat (because I'm really really gay, okay)
Jaheira (again a maybe)
I don't mind a bit of a challenge, and I'm not really personally interested in playing either a F/M (whether multi or dual) or a Blade. The weakness I see is that there isn't really a strong frontline attacker in BG2 because I'm not using Dorn or whatever the dwarf NPC was named, so I'm considering either a Berserker or Blackguard but I don't want to get bored with click/wait for the enemy to die.
But yeah, recommendations? Could I maybe go crazy and try without a frontline fighter and instead go with something like Avenger or Stalker? I'm also open to a lot of multi-class options, although I'm a little reluctant to dual because of downtime and the encouragement to powergame more (I like my RP which is what makes me reluctant to be a bloodthirsty Blackguard.)