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14 Nov 2019 9:17 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Portuguese Colonial War 19Th century" to "Portuguese Colonial War 19th Century"

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Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 8:18 a.m. PST

I recently purchased some Minifig Boxer rebellion U.S. Marines that I plan to use for Portuguese Colonial troops.

These figures fit well with my existing British colonial collection (over 500 Zulus and all).

It was a great find on EBay where they were incorrectly identified as British.

There are enough figures for a full TSATF company with artillery support and even a few figures left over for a command unit for a native company. A hand full (6) of RalPartha mounted British will round out the force.

In my research, I found the following great sources that I would like to share:

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Based on the research (and my own preference) I plan on White pants and blue tunics. While all white may be more correct, it is also more boring.

Anyone else doing Portuguese colonial?

Thanks,

Vince

Skeets Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2019 3:05 p.m. PST

Just starting Portuguese colonials during the 14th-16th centuries using Eureka figures.

Personal logo Gonsalvo Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2019 4:23 a.m. PST

I started my own Portuguese colonials because they were different, and yet a significant player in Africa; haven't done much with them since, but with a little motivation, that could easily change! :-)

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2019 5:45 a.m. PST

Interestingly enough, I also got started with Eureka figures, but in my case, it was the Cold War collection. It's amazing how one pack of figures can start so much.

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