Medieval Kingdoms: Total War is a total conversion of Total War: Attila with brings the game to the high middle ages, set in the starting year of 1212 AD going until 1453 AD. This mod will completely revamp the game with new factions, units and much much more! (Yes this is the same mod team as for the Rome 2 version.)

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Presenting the Kingdom of Portugal, the first faction made by MK newcomer Hessam.

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KINGDOM OF PORTUGAL




EARLY ERA

LEVY SPEARS



LEVY SLINGERS




LEVY CROSSBOWMEN




ALMOGAVARES




MUNICIPAL ARCHERS




MUNICIPAL CROSSBOWMEN


MUNICIPAL SPEARMEN


MUNICIPAL PIKEMEN




MUNICIPAL CAVALRY


GINETES




DISMOUNTED NOBLES




PORTUGUESE NOBLES




KING AND BODYGUARDS




HIGH ERA

ALMOGAVARES




MUNICIPAL CROSSBOWMEN




MUNICIPAL HALBERDIERS



MUNICIPAL SPEARMEN


MUNICIPAL CAVALRY


MUNICIPAL MOUNTED CROSSBOWMEN



GINETES


DISMOUNTED NOBLES



PORTUGUESE NOBLES




KING AND BODYGUARDS




LATE ERA

MOUNTED ALMOGAVARES




GINETES




MOORS OF PEACE




PORTUGUESE CROSSBOWMEN




PORTUGUESE HANDGUNNERS


PORTUGUESE HALBERDIERS




PORTUGUESE SWORDSMEN




PORTUGUESE SPEARMEN




PORTUGUESE CAVALRY




DISMOUNTED NOBLES



PORTUGUESE NOBLES




KING AND BODYGUARDS



*IMPORTANT*

*The Moorish units in tier 3 are mostly using Arabian/Perisan equipment, which will be fixed upon release of Moorish assets. So expect a complete transformation for them.
*The names will soon be changed into a hybrid of English and Portuguese.
*The_Fawn_Rescuer's Castilian Military Order units will probably be applied to Portugal as well.
*Special thanks to Slytacular for his invaluable tips and feedback, Ltd for rigging and editing models, and Sarcasm_pt for the much appreciated plethora of information on the faction.

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12

Finally portuguese "ginetes", instead of spanish "jinetes" for Portugal faction. Thank you.

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FacePalmzZito
FacePalmzZito

Onde é que está o Éder?

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Loken83
Loken83

A foder Franciús! :D

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FacePalmzZito
FacePalmzZito

He is tha real Portuguese hero!!! xDD

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notdavid123
notdavid123

really good, but would an army still be using slingers in the medieval era? Maybe they did i don't know, just seems weird to me.

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t5p1ny
t5p1ny

Portuguese Slingers were a continued and prestigious troop during this time period and beyond.

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xangelo7
xangelo7

T.Alberto Barbosa

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Sgt.Frost
Sgt.Frost

What's the story with the Moorish units in Portuguese service?

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12

Moorish militias joined both the Portuguese, Spanish, and Aragonese armies, from time to time, mostly to revolt against their sultans.

A lot of people paint Moorish Iberia as some kind of heavenly realm of wonder and science, when in reality, it was much more about perpetual slavery, no possibility of social movement, and brutal repression of anyone who stepped out of line. The Moors had a special kind of conqueror's paranoia, they knew the lands did not belong to them, and that it was only a matter of time before the "Franks" came to take it back, so they had some wild policies take place, many of which ended up hurting the muslims themselves.

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iorch
iorch

More like castiallian, rather than Spanish, given that the latter was built as a combination of Castile, Aragon, Navarre and and on and off relationship with Portugal for centuries while the spanish identity was still being built.
Moorish Iberia is not the wonderland some people describe, ut not the horrible place others say either. As usual, the truth is somewhere in between. The main problem is that, like the rest of the muslim world, ethnic arabs where the unmovable upper class, which the north african moors resented and some time after they made their own kngdom in iberia thing started to change, they made their own identity and arabs were progresively displaced and things atarted to become a little less ethnicaly rigid, but nobility as a concept stayed, mostly due to the influence of the pre-existing christian culture and the fact that they mixed with them, giving them an odd cultural mix. The most devastating blows to Al-andalus where, paradoxically,the two later north african invasions (the Almoravids and Almohads) which came promising to restore their true paower, "real" islam,make al-andalus great again, etc. They were recieved well by some and resented by others, and ended in absolute disaster. They turned what were very prosperous smaller kingdoms, not very active militarily and mostly involved in trading with their neghbours (much like how Frankish poulains did in the Levant at the disgust of the newer more war-like crusaders) and drove them to the dirt, and pitting them into wars with their neighbours stirring up relationships for decades to come.

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av29
av29

A historian friend, said to me that depend on the historical moment: some decades people were more free than the christian kingdoms, and some others don't, or even worse.

Sorry for the english.

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iorch
iorch

Yes, that would be the best way to put it. The taifa kingdoms eras were probably the most prosperous for them; although they lacked proper militay power it was unnecesary sinceit was a lost more profitable to stay at peace and trade with the neighbours,both christian and muslim.
The Almoravid and Almohad were soul crippling for them, and never were really accepted into society. Stuff like enforcing scripture by the letter and forbiding alcohol didn't suit well with a culture that was pretty big on red wine.

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vanguardxe
vanguardxe

I see a real lack of any sort of sword infantry on any tier except tier 3

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hessam_the_terrible
hessam_the_terrible

Sword wasn't really that common in the 13th century and was kinda the privilege of nobles and knights. As for 14th century (High era), the Almogavares wield swords and are quite capable in melee.

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vitormanu95
vitormanu95

no portuguese conquistadores?

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jfpoliveira12
jfpoliveira12

I think this mod is more medieval focused, Conquistadors are more typical of the Age of Exploration.

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BongNation
BongNation

Portugal needs some Templar units as well, as they had several strongholds in Portugal during the Reconquista! Pls let it be Military Order Swordsmen :P

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hessam_the_terrible
hessam_the_terrible

Military Orders units for Portugal will probably be taken from the Castilian roster.

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BongNation
BongNation

Thank you for the reply, sir, and the good work!

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rfcb200
rfcb200

Will you add the Besteiros do Conto and the Order of Aviz in future updates?

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hessam_the_terrible
hessam_the_terrible

the high era crossbowmen are actually meant to be Besteiros de Conto. I just haven't applied the Portuguese names yet.

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rfcb200
rfcb200

Ah very good. Thanks.

What about the Order of Aviz? Do you think it will ever be in a future update?

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hessam_the_terrible
hessam_the_terrible

hey guys, thanks for the feedback. I hadn't checked out the moddb page of our mod in quite some time.

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jpcraque
jpcraque

muito ansioso por finalmente puder fazer 1 campanha com portugal xD......

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tempz1
tempz1

Hello i would like to know if Portugal is going to be a playable faction in the campaign, as portugal is one of the most interesting Kingdoms of that time. If not maybe you guys could a separate submod including the faction of portugal.

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Hermerico
Hermerico

A few suggestions for units if I may:

Besteiros do Conto: (I read a comment that the High Era Crossbowmen are supposed to represent them and will be renamed once they get Portuguese names, if that is the case, good).

Knights of Aviz: (The footnotes inform that Portugal will recieve Castilian holy orders, if that is the case alright, but maybe instead of sporting the crosses of the Order of Calatrava and Alcântara, it could sport the cross of the Order of Aviz instead, since the orders of Calatrava and Alcântara rarely fought for the Portuguese crown. The orders of Santiago, Temple and Hospital are commun between the two kingdoms so they are fine).

Knights of Christ: (These were basically the same as the Templars, after the Templars were abolished in Europe, so they should basically be a High/Late version of the Knights Templar)

Lovers Wing: This was a famous (probably pikemen) regiment that was responsible for withstanding charge after charge of Castilian and French heavy cavalry at Aljubarrota. It was called "Lover's Wing" because it was composed by young unmarried men from the petty nobility. It should have fairly normal stats but especially high morale, since the purpose behind the choosing of these young single men was because due to their age and social status, they were inherently more naive, brave and reckless to achieve fame and renown and the lack of a family to take care of at home made them not fear death as much as your commun family man.
I know, there are no records of this type of unit being used more often than this battle, but due to the lack of historical Portuguese unique units i say... Why not? If this is acceptable then maybe the Honeysuckle wing could also be included, that was reported as a crossbowman unit which provided fire support for the Lovers Wing but didn't achieve the same renown because ranged warfare wasn't seen as chivalrous as mêlée. I'd say it should be a fairly regular crossbow unit which should be unusualy "effective" against cavalry and mêlée engagements (still gets countered by cavalry though).

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