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Lilian11 Nov 2020 2:03 p.m. PST

an other unusual topic at Helion for 2021


The Portuguese Civil War of 1828-1834, commonly known in anglo-saxon sources as the War of the Two Brothers, was until recently a forgotten conflict, even in Portuguese Military History. However, with the 200th years of the Liberal revolution in Portugal, the war between D.Pedro de Bragança, former Emperor of Brazil, King of Portugal and a moderate Liberal and his brother Miguel I, an resolute absolutist, was at the same time a civil and a succession conflict, splitting a country in two sides both social, ideological and military. But it also had a deep impact on European affairs since Liberal movements were spreading all over. The Iberian Peninsula was no exception with a violent trend of conspiracies, military uprisings, and revolts. Monarchies were in turmoil as the political systems crumbling since the end of the Peninsular War, finally started to fall. Both English and French governments followed the Portuguese Question very closely, as the Liberal ideas in their most radical perspective could ignite other movements internally, as was already occurring in central and southern Europe, most notably in Italy. When the Portuguese civil war finally broke out with the landing of the Liberal Army of D. Pedro at the beach of Pampelido, in the 8th July 1832, his 8,300 men had hundreds of English and French mercenaries, Belgian, German and Italian volunteers, Polish refugees and Portuguese soldiers willing to risk their lives against the Miguelite Army of nearly 80,000 men. This book shows their uniforms, weapons, equipment, and tells the story of two armies.

Uma boa notícia! No início de 2021 será lançado meu livro The War of the Two Brothers 1828-1834, com 156 páginas, 22 pranchas coloridas com uniformes dos Exércitos Liberal e Miguelista, 36 imagens e gravuras de época em preto e branco, 10 mapas e diagramas e 27 tabelas explicativas. Este livro vai de encontro a uma primeira abordagem atualizada dos dois exércitos em confronto, os seus uniformes, unidades desconhecidas, armamento e equipamento e uma narrativa atualizada em linha cronológica da Guerra Civil, desde o golpe falhado da Belfastada até à Convenção de Évora Monte. A ser publicado pela prestigiosa editora inglesa Helion Books. Bem hajam!
Sérgio Veludo Coelho

arthur181512 Nov 2020 2:09 a.m. PST

An opportunity to find alternative employment for one's miniature Peninsular War veterans?

Looks very interesting, thanks for advance warning.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2020 7:08 a.m. PST

This war also features one of the most decisive, lopsided and heroic naval battles of the entire Age of Sail: link

This reads more like a Hollywood plot than a wargame. Or a Sharpe book with Admiral Hornblower as a supporting character.

- Ix

badwargamer12 Nov 2020 9:16 a.m. PST

Looks really interesting. I've not seen this covered in any wargaming articles before. Hopefully it will be at an af
ordable price.

Lilian14 Nov 2020 9:31 a.m. PST

sample uniform plate from the author Sérgio Coelho

the Caçadores had always the traditional brown color

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2020 10:15 a.m. PST

I bet there is not much written in English about this conflict. Are those British stove pipe shakos, or something else?

Lilian06 Jan 2021 6:26 p.m. PST

definitive card cover

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