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Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2022 8:18 a.m. PST

I recently purchased a number of figures from Steve Barber Miniatures' Greek War of Independence range and I plan on using some of my extra figures from Old Glory's Late Ottoman range (those designed for the Napoleonic Wars). That said, does anyone have a recommendation for a good uniform guide for the Greek War of Independence. I would prefer any recommendations concerning books on the subject, but I will take any advice that you can give (recommendations on web sites, magazine articles, etc.).

Thank you for any assistance that you can provide.

Prince Alberts Revenge08 Jan 2022 12:13 p.m. PST

I believe Wargames Illustrated (or perhaps Miniature Wargames) magazine did a multi-part series over several issues that included color plates and painting guides.
That's probably the best resource out there. I will try to find my old issues and let you know. I don't have Facebook but apparently there is a large group devoted to the wagaming the GWI.

As I recall there were some regional differences in dress. I have a bunch of the old Alpha Cast 15mm figures that I need to paint up. Wish I had more.

Grelber08 Jan 2022 5:55 p.m. PST

The article was in Miniature Wargames, September, October, November 1999 (Issues 196, 197, and 198). Written by Spiros Koumousis, who also designed the 15mm Alpha Cast line.

I thought this war would be a good for small, 28mm skirmish games.

Most mainland Greeks wore the foustanella, the white kilt. Greeks from the islands and the Mani (center of the three peninsulas of the Peloponnese) wore baggy Turkish trousers. There were various troops uniformed in European style, as long as the uniforms held out. There were also Philhellene units in Western/Northern European style dress.


Porthos09 Jan 2022 6:42 a.m. PST

There is a Facebook group called "Wargaming the Greek War of Independence 1821-1830". The producer of hard plastic figures of the war is among many others a member (441 until now) and his website shows his figures painted.

Great inspiration, both of them !

Kevin C Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2022 7:20 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone for your help. These sources give me a good place to start.


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