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Ships a large number of Legion Dragoons and Horse Artillery.
—In-game description

The Portuguese Brigade is a Consulate shipment in Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties that can be sent by Indians and Japanese if they choose the Portuguese as their ally once the Imperial Age is reached. It ships 11 Legion Dragoons and 4 Horse Artillery.


The combination of artillery and light ranged cavalry makes the Portuguese Brigade an all around powerful force, as the Horse Artillery can easily wipe out infantry, and the Dragoons can protect the Horse Artillery from heavy cavalry. Portuguese Brigade is best when combined with Heavy Cavalry to protect it from a Culverin/Skirmisher combination, but is overall very effective.


3ADIcon48px The Asian Dynasties[]

  • The Portuguese Brigade costs 2,400 export.

Age3DE Icon Definitive Edition[]

  • The Portuguese Brigade costs 2,300 export, and Jinetes are renamed to Legion Dragoons.


  • The Consulate version of Horse Artillery is shared between European allies, so the Horse Artillery speaks French instead of Portuguese.
Consulate shipments and technologies
Consulate british British2 Surgeons · 4 Spies · 5 Petards · British Brigade
Consulate dutch DutchChurch Wagon · Bank Wagon · Arsenal Wagon · Livestock Pen Wagon · Dutch Brigade
Consulate french FrenchFood Crates · Wood Crates · Coin Crates · French Brigade
Consulate germans GermansFood Trickle · Wood Trickle · Coin Trickle · German Brigade
Consulate japanese IsolationMilitary Rickshaw · Bushido Principles · Clan Offerings · Meiji Restoration
Consulate ottomans Ottomans6 Azaps · 4 Villagers · 2 Great Bombards · Ottoman Brigade
Consulate portuguese PortugueseFishing Fleet · Exploration Fleet · Expeditionary Fleet · Portuguese Brigade
Consulate russians RussiansBlockhouse Wagon · Fort Wagon · Factory Wagon · Russian Brigade
Consulate spanish SpanishMerchant Marine · Nanban Trade · Bullionism · Spanish Brigade