- Normans in the Balkans
- Manolada 1316
- Kosovo 1389
- Castles on the Danube
- Late Medieval Bosnian Army
- Doboj 1415
- Wallachian and Moldovan troops of the Napoleonic wars
- Anchialos 917
- The Zadruga and the Military Border
- Salonika 1916
- Uskoks of Senj
- Siege of Klis 1537
- Eugene in the Balkans
- Moldavian Surprise 1711
- Austro-Turkish War 1737-9
- Russo-Turkish War 1806-12
- Serbian Uprising 1815
- Ali Pasha
- Ottoman Army 1826
- Aleksinac 1876
- Shipka Pass
- Slivnitsa 1885
- Romanian Army 1878
- Austrian forts 19thC
- Kumanovo 1912
- Kajmakcalan 1916
- The other 1918 campaign
- Macedonia air war WW1
- Royal Yugoslavian armed forces
- Blunder in the Mountains
- Romanian SS
- Gebirgsjager in the Balkans
- Knights Move 1944
- Vis during WW2
- Adriatic Cruel Seas
- Dalmatian Bridgehead
- Transnistrian War
- Ottoman Navy Napoleonic wars
- Medieval Balkans
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- Ancient Greeks
- Pyrrhic army of Epirus
- Dacian wars
- Late Roman
- Comnenan Byzantine Army
- Serbian medieval
- Albanian medieval
- Wallachian medieval
- Bosnian Medieval
- Polish 17C
- Austrian Imperialist
- Austrian 18thC
- Russian Early 18thC
- Ottoman Napoleonic
- Greek Revolution
- 1848 Hungarian Revolution
- Russian Crimean war
- Romanian Army of 1877
- Ottoman 1877
- Russian 1877
- Balkan Wars 1912-13
- Macedonia WW1
- Hungary WW2
In this section we include a range of feature articles on different aspects of Balkan Military History. Many of these 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.
Manolada 1316. Louis of Burgundy and Ferdinand of Majorca contest the Latin lands in the Morea in Greece.
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.
Castles on the Danube. A pictorial tour down the Danube in modern day Serbia featuring a number of castles and fortresses.
Medieval Bosnia. Brief history of medieval Bosnia and an army list for Warhammer Ancient Battles
Doboj 1415. Battle between Hungarian forces and Bosnians with Ottoman allies.
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.
Moldavian Surprise. Great Northern War continuation struggle in Moldavia 1711.
Militargrenze. The military border between Croatia and Bosnia with an adaptation for 'Musket and Tomahawk' wargame rules.
The Zadruga. A look at the households that formed the basis of the military border.
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
Ottoman Navy during the Napoleonic Wars.
The Second Serbian Uprising of 1815.
Ali PashaThe 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.
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.
Salonika 1916 - the allied advance out of the Birdcage
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.
The other 1918 campaign - The Other 1918 Campaign - How the battle of Dobro Pole shortened the war
Royal Yugoslavian armed forces - A look at the pre-WW2 armed forces and some 'What if' conflicts
Blunder in the Mountains. The story of the Italian invasion of Greece in 1940 with orbats, battlefield and wargame pictures.
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
Adriatic Cruel Seas - Coastal warfare amongst the islands of the Adriatic in WW2.
Transnistrian War 1992 - Modern conflict on the edge of the Balkans.