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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.

Dyrrachion 1081 Normans invade the Balkans. Includes photos and WAB army lists from the GDWS demonstration game at Wappinshaw 2005.
Kosovo 1389 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 2004.
Medieval Bosnia Brief history of medieval Bosnia and an army list for Warhammer Ancient Battles
The Uskoks 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 Balkans Prince Eugene of Savoy and his early Balkan campaign including the Battle of Zenta 1697.
Militargrenze The military border between Croatia and Bosnia with an adaptation for 'Musket and Tomahawk' wargame rules.
Austro-Turkish War 1737-39 Bosnia and the Austro-Turkish War 1737-39 including the decisive battle of Banja Luka.
Russo-Turkish War 1806-12 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 Napoleon's invasion
Ali Pasha The story of Ali Pasha of Jannina who governed most of northern Greece and Albania in the early 19th century. With pictures of his castle today.
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.
Moldavian Surprise Great Northern War continuation struggle in Moldavia 1711.
Shipka Pass Epic action of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78. Russian troops hold the pass against repeated Ottoman attacks. Includes pictures of the battlefield today.
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
19thC Austro-Hungarian Forts A-H forts in Montenegro
Slivnitsa 1885 The decisive battle of the Servo-Bulgarian War of 1885 together with pictures of the battlefield today.
Kumanovo 1912 Serbia against the Ottoman Empire in this First Balkan War battle fought in modern Macedonia. Pictures of the battlefield today.
Kajmakcalan 1916 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 WAB Bosnian medieval armies and an army list for Warhammer Ancient Battles.
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
Knight's Move 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
Doboj 1415 Battle between Hungarian forces and Bosnians with Ottoman allies.


Home ] Dyrrachion1081 ] Doboj 1415 ] Bosnian WAB ] The Real Dracula ] Uskoks of Senj ] Siege of Klis 1537 ] Eugene in the Balkans ] Austro-Turkish War 1737-9 ] Ali Pasha ] Ottoman Army 1826 ] Moldavian Surprise ] Shipka Pass 1877 ] Romanian Army 1878 ] Slivnitsa 1885 ] Kumanovo 1912 ] Kajmakcalan WW1 ] War Flying WW1 ] Greece 1940 ] Kosovo 1389 ] Danube Castles ] Romanian SS ] Russo-Turkish War 1806-12 ] Gebirgsjager ] Knight's Move 1944 ] Montenegro Forts ] militargrenze ] opening shots of WW1 ] WW2 Vis ] Serbian Uprising ]

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