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Unfortunately, Portugal is not one of the more advanced factions with regards to weaponry: most units use old British hand-me-downs, and your best units do not really appear until the end of the era; nevertheless, Portugal does have some tricks up its sleeve - you have a bonus for military production, and you also can build more cities and even so, more cheaply than others.
So Portugal really relies on a rush strategy in order to defeat its more hi-tech opponents, by bringing out more and earlier. Cheap cities mean more spawn points for food and tax, and border push can work as an area denial weapon. Fast-moving villagers also mean that moving villagers to build new cities and crew resource sites is even easier.
Armoured cars are the mainstay of your army. They may not function well against heavier armour, but they do well against armies of cavalry and/or riflemen, but they also have a better bonus: they work against villagers. Note that Portugal's armoured cars are of American make, thus you will have a production advantage with them, vis-à-vis other normal players.
In the Domination campaign, Portugal is depicted as a stalwart ally of the British, but can easily be swayed by whichever faction that provides Portugal with a means of linking up its colonies in mainland Africa together. A German, Italian or Japanese player thus might want to consider this when attempting to dismantle the British Commonwealth's stranglehold on geographic territory.
- Commando: Fuzileiros
- SMG: Lanchester [1-2] => Sten [3-5]
- Machine gun: Lewis  => Breda M1937 
- Tankette: Carden-Loyd#  =>
- Light tank: V6T
- Med tanks: Valentine#
- QF 18 pdr => QF 25 pdr [4-6]
- Rolls-Royce# [1-2] => M20 Armored Utility Car [3-4] => Humber Mk IV [5-6]
- Armed caravan^
- Armed merchant^
- Armed supply truck/Halftrack^: Universal carrier?
- Univ. flamer?
- Fighters: Hurricane H [2-3] => Supermarine Spitfire [4-6]
- Bombers: Wellington [2-6]
- Special: Breda Ba.65 
- Destroyer: Aviso cruiser (shared with France): replaces destroyer; has better firepower, armour and a better propensity for engaging aircraft. Portugal doesn't build destroyers.
- Merchants collect 50% bonuses from rare resources
- See all rare resource in your territory
- Starts game with Market, and can trade resources from the start
- Always trade resources with +20/-20 price bonus
- Merchants, Caravan and Markets 50% cheaper and 50% more hitpoints
- +1 limit to number of caravans
During the Domination campaign, Portugal is a stand-in for the following factions: