ALY MORRISON'S "BUTTERFLY" ADVENTURES IN THE WORLD OF WARGAMES AND TOY SOLDIERS

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Partizan 2018... A few more Portuguese infantry

Here are a few more finished Portuguese infantry...







They were originally Great War Miniatures British marching infantry...


http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=577






I thought that mixing two or three infantry in with the refugees would be quite effective...


I have in fact painted more Portuguese ... but I have run out of the correct sized bases...


That will be another order to War Bases then...


This does however give me an opportunity to post a whole load of cool colourized photo's of Portuguese soldiers that I have found on the internet...


They are by a chap called Henrique M. 















All the best  Aly.

15 comments:

  1. Looking great Aly.
    So judging by these pctures essentially the Portuguese wore British uniforms made from French cloth? :)

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    1. Hi Tom

      The Portuguese uniforms were blue grey from the start...but by 1918 due to the political situation at home the bulk of their equipment and uniforms were manufactured in Britain.
      So they wore Portuguese uniforms made in Britain from British cloth...
      Britain also supplied the bulk of their weapons.

      All the best. Aly

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  2. Coming along nicely Aly, looking forward to May 20 and seeing it in all its glory.

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    1. Thank you Phil...
      It will be good to see you on the day.

      All the best. Aly

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  3. Beautiful figures, a nice post wonderfully illustrated!

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  4. Great stuff Aly. Love the guy with the Woodbine. The colourised photos are great.

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    1. Thank you Mark.
      The colourised photos are really effective...they make everything seem more real...

      All the best. Aly

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  5. Lovely work Aly. In case your not aware a flick on Portuguese on the Western Front has been released.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt7170698/

    All the best.

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r04_l-amkvY

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    2. Thank you Helen.
      Yes... this looks really good... and perfectly timed.
      It about Aníbal Milhais... known as Soldier Millions.
      The most decorated Portuguese soldier of WW1.
      I think I may do a post about him.

      All the best. Aly

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    3. Anibal Milhais was hard as nails, what a story

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  6. Good brushwork, interesting history, and a fine assortment of photos.

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