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My small Portuguese army complete

Posted by Bill Slavin on 18 Jun 2018, 14:47

As I mentioned in a previous post here, last February for my birthday I treated myself to a big order of 1/72 Portuguese Napoleonics from Hagen Miniatures. At some point I realized that if I was going to fight my way through the Peninsular battles I would need more than just the French and Spanish armies that I had laboriously built up over the past few years.
I shared some of those earlier results then but have recently finished painting the lot and thought I would post the final results here, along with the three new infantry brigades I've painted - Chaves (12th), Lagos (2nd) and Freire (4th).
There are lots more photos and information on the Portuguese on my blog:
http://tinywarsplayedindoors.blogspot.com/2018/06/napoleonic-portuguese.html

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Posted by Zed1 on 18 Jun 2018, 14:55

Great example of a subject that isn't seen *that* often.
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Posted by Graeme on 19 Jun 2018, 04:15

Yes I think you definately need the Portugese for the Peninsula, and these look very nice. Excellent painting and perfect shading on some very nice looking figures. I love that long coated officer.


And, once again, a fabulous backdrop for your photos.
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Posted by Ochoin on 19 Jun 2018, 05:48

Very nice, indeed, Bill.

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Posted by Susofrick on 19 Jun 2018, 09:57

Great figures, but the backdrop is what really makes it stand out! Love it!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 19 Jun 2018, 14:23

Thanks all. The backdrop is a corner of my Tudela board, a battle that the Portuguese (of course) weren't present at!
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Posted by sansovino on 03 Jul 2018, 16:03

Beat the french!
Did you really finished your portuguese army? Or do you have still further expansion projects?
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Posted by Marvin on 04 Jul 2018, 11:40

Very satisfying for you to complete the project - and very satisfying for us to see it! Your cavalry and artillery look particularly impressive on your blog. :thumbup:
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Posted by Coen on 23 Jul 2018, 14:57

I am a great fan of pictures of completed armies, very inspirational. To add to the joy, these figures are painted in high quality! I like the bases with the rounded off edges by the way. May I ask where you ordered them and what sizes they are for every unit type?
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 11 Aug 2018, 16:11

Hi Coen,

Sorry about the delayed response! The bases are homemade, cut from a thick floor tile, corners rounded off. I'm not sure about the sizes - they are the AoEII basing, sized up by 1.5 to accommodate 1/72 scale.
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