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Private Matter03 Dec 2015 12:19 p.m. PST

The First Balkan War ended on this day in 1912.

Prince Alberts Revenge03 Dec 2015 12:42 p.m. PST

I wish there were some dedicated 15mm or 10mm figures ranges for the First and Second Balkans War. 20mm and 28mm are too big for my tastes and I'm hesitant to use too many proxies for my preferred figure sizes.

I have gamed the naval aspects of the war in 1/3000 and always enjoy the games.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 12:43 p.m. PST

Tiger Miniatures has a line of 25/28mm figures for the conflict.

In the States these figures can currently be obtained via Recreational Conflict, a good outfit.

Sean D Clark03 Dec 2015 1:18 p.m. PST

Irregular Miniatures do a very nice range of Balkan Wars figures.

argsilverson03 Dec 2015 2:09 p.m. PST

The First Balkan War continued till February 1913. Ioannina the Capital of Epiruw privince liberated on 21st of February 1913.

KTravlos Inactive Member03 Dec 2015 3:00 p.m. PST

Yes Greece refused to sign the armistice with its allies until Ioannina had been taken (Battle of Bizani). In many ways it did not end until 1923, as the Greeks and Ottomans never agreed on the fate of the Aegean islands and were engaged in a arms race for fighting a naval war sometime in 1914. World War I intervened.

I am working very slowly with ChrisBBB on doing scenarios for the major Balkan War battles.

Buckeye AKA Darryl03 Dec 2015 4:10 p.m. PST

Eureka has World War One Balkan countries in 15mm, would they not work? The demise of Alphacast some years ago due to the death of the owner really hurt this period for 15mm gaming. Too bad someone was not able to obtain the molds from the family. More sad that the owner past in the first place…I had some email correspondence with him and he was a great chap to talk with.

Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2015 9:26 p.m. PST

I've heard Eureka has 15mm Greeks, but does not list them on their website--you have to ask. I got 1-2 packs of the AlphaCast figures before Spiros' untimely death. One does hear rumors about them coming back from time to time.

I was thinking that Greece agreed to an armistice on the Salonika front but not in Epirus. Also that one of the other countries had a similar split arrangement, but it's been a while since I read about the Balkan Wars.


KTravlos Inactive Member04 Dec 2015 12:58 a.m. PST

Montenegro also held out I believe because of Skorda or Scutari.

Really speaking all I need in 10mm is Evzones. There are close proxies for Bulgarians, WW1 Serbians can work for Balkan War Serbians, and 1877-Sudan-Ottoman WW1 ranges can furnish stuff for Ottomans. True the Montenegrins are also hard to built. But really speaking all you need is Evzones,Montenegrins, and maybe Thrid Ban Bulgarians and Serbs and you could credibly wargame this in 10mm.

Actually if there was a Russian 1880 range in greatcoats it could cover a lot, and I mean a lot of stuff.

Buckeye AKA Darryl04 Dec 2015 5:15 a.m. PST

The Greeks are showing on the Eureka Aussie site. If they are not on the US site, I am sure they will get them for you as their service is OUTSTANDING!

Hopefully this link works (Aussie site):


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