The Portuguese Militia were raised by conscription on a local basis, the kingdom being divided into 48 regions , each of which were to supply a regiment. These regions were combined into three divisions called the 1st South, 2nd Centre and 3rd North, each of which contained 16 regiments.
The 18th Vila Do Conde were in the 3rd Division North along with the other following Militia regiments, Oporto, Braga, Viana, Barcellos, Giumaraens, Penafiel, Arcos, Feira, Barca, Balta, Mayo, Chaves, Villa Real, Miranda and Braganza.
On 29th March 1809 the French captured Oporto. The French 15th Line took the colours of the 18th Vila De Conde Milita, along with the 6th Line, (2 Battalions), 18th Line, (2 Battalions), 21st Line, 9th Line, Lusitanian Legion, (2 Battalions) and the Militas from Oporto, Feira, Baltar and the 12th Cavalry Regiment.
Once again these are from the collection of Postie the Megalomaniac, I painted these last year at the same time as the Tomar Milita that I posted earlier on. The figures are by Essex and are based up for Posties version of GdB.