In this section we include a range of feature articles on different aspects
of Balkan Military History. Many of these have articles have appeared in a
revised form in military history and wargaming journals.
The articles are in chronological order.
||Normans invade the Balkans. Includes photos and WAB army lists from
the GDWS demonstration game at Wappinshaw 2005.
||The battle of Kosovo Polje (Plain of Blackbirds) was fought between
the Ottoman and Serbian armies on 28 June 1389. This article gives an overview of the battle with
photographs of the battlefield today.
|The Real Dracula
||Vlad the Impaler confronts the Ottoman Empire in a battle known as
'The Night Attack'. This was the GDWS demonstration game at Wappinshaw
||Brief history of medieval Bosnia and an army list for Warhammer
||Late 16th and early 17th century Dalmatian pirates. Includes a DBR
army list and figures from the Old Glory range.
|Siege of Klis
||The epic siege of the Uskok castle in modern day Croatia by the
Ottomans in 1536-37. Together with pictures of the castle today.
|Eugene in the
||Prince Eugene of Savoy and his early Balkan campaign including the
Battle of Zenta 1697.
||The military border between Croatia and Bosnia with an adaptation
for 'Musket and Tomahawk' wargame rules.
||Bosnia and the Austro-Turkish War 1737-39 including the decisive
battle of Banja Luka.
||Introduction to the Russo-Turkish War of 1806-12 with a focus on
Kutuzov's 1811/12 campaign that enabled the Tsar to prepare for
||The story of Ali Pasha of Jannina who governed most of northern
Greece and Albania in the early 19th century. With pictures of his
|Ottoman Army 1826
||A look at the Ottoman army during the Greek War of Independence with
alternative PoW army lists and pictures from the editor's collection.
||Great Northern War continuation struggle in Moldavia 1711.
||Epic action of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Russian troops hold
the pass against repeated Ottoman attacks. Includes pictures of the
|Romanian Army 1878
||The Romanian army of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 including an
orbat for the Battle of Plevna and pictures of a 15mm wargame army
||A-H forts in Montenegro
||The decisive battle of the Servo-Bulgarian War of 1885 together with
pictures of the battlefield today.
||Serbia against the Ottoman Empire in this First Balkan War battle
fought in modern Macedonia. Pictures of the battlefield today.
||Key position in the Bulgarian line facing the allied 1916 offensive
in Macedonia. Rare pictures from the battlefield today because it is in
a restricted military zone.
|War Flying in Macedonia
||Air war in the WW1 Macedonian campaign with period photo's from the
German aviator Captain Heydemarck’s memoirs War Flying in Macedonia.
|Blunder in the Mountains
||The story of the Italian invasion of Greece in 1940 with orbats,
battlefield and wargame pictures.
|Castles on the Danube
||A pictorial tour down the Danube in modern day Serbia featuring a
number of castles and fortresses.
||Bosnian medieval armies and an army list for Warhammer Ancient
|Romanian SS troops
||The history of Romanians who fought for the Waffen SS
|Gebirgsjager in the Balkans
||German mountain troops in the Balkans during WW2
Operation Rösselsprung the combined airborne and ground
assault by the Germans on Tito’s headquarters at the Bosnian town of
Drvar in May 1944.
|Vis during WW2
||The story of the Adriatic island of Vis as a commando and partisan
base during WW2
||Battle between Hungarian forces and Bosnians with Ottoman allies.