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

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Partizan 2018... Soldado Milhoes

Greetings...


Helen aka Grey Heron reminded me that there is a new film coming out this year called...


Soldado Milhoes...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r04_l-amkvY&feature=em-share_video_user


This is a Portuguese made film about Anibal Augusto Milhais ... the most decorated Portuguese soldier of WW1... He became Known as Soldier Millions.


A perfectly timed film as the events portrayed happened 100 years ago during the battle that inspired our game...








More about him can be found here...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An%C3%ADbal_Milhais


He will be represented on our table...




Normally Dave and I depict our Light MG teams as two men on a base ...A gunner and a number two...
But for Soldado Milhoes I have based him as a single figure...


Anibal Augusto Milhais July 9th 1895 - June 3rd 1970.


All the best  Aly





9 comments:

  1. Interesting few WW1 posts many thanks. Did you see my repost of Twitter pics of the memorial? https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2018/04/09/portuguese-war-memorial-ww1/

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    1. Thank you...
      I missed that...

      All the best. Aly

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    1. He certainly was...
      But apparently a shy and humble man...

      All the best. Aly

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  3. Lovely work Aly once gain and wonderful to use this miniature to represent the man himself.

    Best wishes,

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    1. Thank you Helen...

      It would be rude not to represent him...
      I may have to change the rules to make him invincible....

      All the best. Aly

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  4. Milhais named his Lewis gun "Little Louise".

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  5. He actually maned seven Lewis guns to fool the Germans into thinking there were more Portuguese on his position. He just kept running from one to another when the Huns made any attack.

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