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Welcome to the website Balkan Military History.

Balkan Military History is devoted to the study of the military history of the Balkans. 
It is aimed primarily at wargamers and others with an interest in the region and its fascinating history.
 
 
BMH has been online since 1997 and this is our 17th year of continuous operation.
 
We hope you enjoy our site and any comments, views or contributions would be very welcome to:
The Editor - Dave Watson
 
You can also view my blog Balkan Wargamer for regular news and items of interest.
 

Contents

Reviews

Latest books, journal articles and wargame products

 

Features

Articles on Balkan military history

What's New - July 2014

 

Our condolences to the families of the 35 people who have died in Serbia and Bosnia in the recent flooding, the worst in a century. About a quarter of Bosnia-­Hercegovina’s four million people are without clean water and minefields, left from the war, are being dislodged.

 

On the subject of families, our book review this month is Life and Death in the Balkans by Bato Tomasevic. An amazing story of one Montenegrin family buffeted by the events of the last century.

 

Lancer Miniatures have some new Balkan Wars figures in 20mm

Warfare in the Balkans

Historical overview

 

Travel

Guide to museums and other sites of interest

Feature article is 'Opening Shots of World War One', a quick look at first campaign of the Great War, the Austro-Hungarian invasion of Serbia. The real guns of August

Armies of the Balkans

Armies that fought in the Balkans

 

Wargaming

Scenarios and related items for wargamers

 

Looking ahead to some other Balkan military anniversaries in 2014.

 

Ottoman Venetian War 1714-18

Ottoman victory over the Persians at Chaldiran 1514

Cumans invade Byzantine Empire 1114

Bulgarian v Byzantines at Salonica and Kliedion 1014

Battle of Cibalae 314 - Constantine beats Licinius in Croatia

Philip V Macedon invades Illyria and Romans counterattack 214BC

Bibliography

Further reading

 

Balkan Quiz

Test your knowledge of Balkan Military History

 

Links - Related sites

 

Visiting the Balkans?

Try our travel section for guides to the places of historical interest across the Balkans. If it's worth seeing - we have been there.

The Editor's latest Balkan travels took in the smallest Balkan state, Montenegro.

This summer, looking forward to visiting the Croatian island of Viz.

 

 

 

   

Outside the Balkans - Sections on the Editor's non-Balkan wargame interests.

 

Scots army at the Battle of Bannockburn 1314

 

 

Armies of the Punic Wars. Carthage and Rome.

 

 

The War of the Spanish Succession

 

Then Mughal India. See a more detailed article in Wargames Illustrated.

and the latest addition - The Persians and the Sepoys

Recommended new fictional read: Empire of the Mughal by Alex Rutherford

Napoleon in Egypt the theme for Glasgow & District Wargaming Society's 2008 show display. This article gives an overview of the campaigns and the units. See the feature article in Wargames Illustrated.

South American Wars of Liberation. See the feature article in the August 07 edition of Wargames Illustrated.

Quick links to all parts of this site in the contents section.

Contact Information

If you have any comments about this website contact:

Dave Watson at balkandave@gmail.com
 

 

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