I've been an avid wargamer in multiple periods for years. I've got an attic, tables, and more miniatures that I know what to do with......it's time to game!
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Napoleonic Portuguese Troops
Portugal was an important economic and military ally of Great Britain before and during the Napoleonic Wars. Militarily, the Portuguese combined with British forces right after the French occupation of Lisbon in 1808. Suffering from poor morale and training in the early years, British officers (most notably Marshal Beresford) whipped the Portuguese into very solid troops over the years. The Portuguese almost always fought alongside their British allies during the Peninsular War and, by the end of the conflict, were regarded very highly by friend and foe alike.