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Footslogger25 Apr 2018 9:24 a.m. PST

At last! The first ten codes of Portuguese infantry are up on the website. Line infantry first, cacadores to follow.

I think the twins must sculpt in their sleep. Or never sleep. Or something. How can they churn out so many? How can I afford them?

Artilleryman25 Apr 2018 9:50 a.m. PST

Wow! Now, do I replace the Portuguese I have or make do….?

Artilleryman25 Apr 2018 11:04 a.m. PST

One comment I do have after another perusal; two of the command sets are a bit disappointing. One officer, one drummer, one standard bearer and two or three marching soldiers. Why not another drummer or a pioneer (only in one set does he appear) or another officer or some NCOs in the 'NCO position' Seems a wasted opportunity.

Footslogger25 Apr 2018 12:18 p.m. PST

I thought that too about the command sets. I was happy with this arrangement for the Spanish packs, because I don't mean to get that many, but I do like to have a lot of choice for command figures – my favourite way of making units look different.

Footslogger25 Apr 2018 12:29 p.m. PST

There's one pack of Portuguese in "British slop uniforms". I've never heard of this before – including a short tailless grey jacket. It sounds like a "one size fails to fit anyone" expedient.

Has anyone heard of these being used before, and if so, where and when?

Timmo uk25 Apr 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

Yes I have read of slop clothing being issued and the Portuguese were severely unimpressed. I think the information probably came from the three Osprey Men-at-Arms books covering the Portuguese.

I have to say they seem to be all over the place at the moment with the Napoleonics I hope they reach a reasonably complete stage for each nationality.

von Winterfeldt25 Apr 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

a pity that Alan is not sculpting Prussians and Saxons of 1806 or even better 1792 – but good for those interested in the Peninsular War.
In case – you are not that content with the command set, and I agree, Port 5 command set is my favourite as well, write to the Perrys, they are one of the very few who are listening.

Three Armies26 Apr 2018 3:16 a.m. PST

never mind Von w I have a range of 1806 Prussian and Saxons, but it seems nothing I do is good enough for you.

Brownand26 Apr 2018 4:10 a.m. PST

And a 1792 prussian range?

Three Armies26 Apr 2018 6:01 a.m. PST

I'm freelance sculpting some as we speak for 'revolutionary armies range in 28mm they will probably have them on Kickstarter at the end of the year.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

Interesting comments about the command sets.

They tend to follow a pattern, certainly for the British/KGL.

We will usually get two lads with the colours, but not the escort. We will get an officer, but never one from the Light Company. We get one single drummer (even just two look so much better if you are creating a unit of any size). There is never a bugler/trumpeter for the Light Co. however. There may be a pioneer, which makes a great novelty. NCOs, again, are invariably centre company figures.

I accept that half the fun is creating what is missing (I confess I find it far more entertaining than the hours and hours of painting. Sawing and gluing and filing and moulding with Greenstuff, all under magnification, that is the best bit. Hope to shortly show you the pioneer of the 1st Guards from Three Armies. They did not even know they did one!)

Three Armies26 Apr 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

everyone loves a pioneer. ;)

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

Except the regimental barber……

Footslogger26 Apr 2018 3:01 p.m. PST

In my ideal world (and I freely acknowledge that won't be the same as most other people's) a command pack would have two officers, two standard bearers and two musicians, all different, but then I do units of only 12 infantry, and there's only so many command figures I could put in a unit before it looks stupid. So I tend to sit light on NCOs and pioneers.

Having said that, I will probably buy most of these new releases soon enough!

(On an unrelated note, thank you, Three Armies, for the way you handled my first order with you. You were more than generous.)

Three Armies02 May 2018 1:06 p.m. PST

hey no problem. And yeah in an ideal world I would have time and money to sculpt command packs of six figures that dont sell as much as the regular rank and file. lol

Footslogger07 May 2018 11:07 a.m. PST

And now the Cazadores are out. One command pack, and one each of Cazadores with muskets and rifles.

And (an unusual choice, this) a telegraph station with engineer crew.

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