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coolyork05 Feb 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

Looking for a well rounded line of figures for WWI Africa . Primarily German, and British,S.Africans,Indian ? Also does anyone make Portuguese troops ?

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 2:46 p.m. PST

Brigade Games has a nice range but I don't know about Portuguese.

jefritrout05 Feb 2018 3:44 p.m. PST

As far as I know, nobody makes the Portuguese with the fluted helmet.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 4:55 p.m. PST

Battle Honors/19th Century Miniatures also has an East Africa range.

Maha Bandula05 Feb 2018 6:56 p.m. PST

I believe the Battle Honours range feature early Paul Hicks sculpts? Rather nice range, very affordable.

The Brigade Games will definitely tower over them though.

For the Portuguese you'll have to go down a scale, I'm afraid.

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP05 Feb 2018 7:44 p.m. PST

You could probably use Askari minis Germans Naval infantry in pith helmets for Portuguese Marinhna troops in Angola. they had a little border flare up w/ German S.W.Afrika.You could use the Old Falcon German S.W.Afrika askaris..which they never had. But the figures are great for German Togo and kamerun askaris and Portugues Askaris I you file the fez down to a pill box . They are available they Matchlock minis..now they are true 25;s a little smaller than Brigade .but fit w/Askari minis..

spontoon04 Mar 2018 9:06 a.m. PST

Reviresco.

zardoz1957 Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

I'm painting up the Empress Spanish American War Spaniards as WWI Portuguese Colonial Army troops. Haven't really found a great match for the Metropolitan units with pith helmets.

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