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Ships a large number of Jinetes (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 Japaneseif they choose the Portuguese as their ally once the Imperial Age is reached. It ships eleven Jinete Dragoons and four Horse Artillery.


The combination of artillery and light 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.

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Consulate shipments and technologies
Flag BritishDE.png British Allies2 Surgeons · 4 Spies · 5 Petards · British Brigade
Flag DutchDE.png Dutch AlliesChurch Wagon · Bank Wagon · Arsenal Wagon · Livestock Pen Wagon · Dutch Brigade
Flag FrenchDE.png French AlliesFood Crates · Wood Crates · Coin Crates · French Brigade
Flag GermanDE.png Germans AlliesFood Trickle · Wood Trickle · Coin Trickle · German Brigade
Flag JapaneseDE.png Japanese IsolationMilitary Rickshaw · Bushido Principles · Clan Offerings · Meiji Restoration
Flag OttomanDE.png Ottomans AlliesLevy · 4 Settlers · 2 Great Bombards · Ottoman Brigade
Flag PortugueseDE.png Portuguese AlliesFishing Fleet · Exploration Fleet · Expeditionary Fleet · Portuguese Brigade
Flag RussianDE.png Russians AlliesBlockhouse Wagon · Fort Wagon · Factory Wagon · Russian Brigade
Flag SpanishDE.png Spanish AlliesMerchant Marine · Nanban Trade · Bullionism · Spanish Brigade