The Balkan Wars: Army Lists

I am not a great lover of Army Lists, but I understand that quite a lot of wargamers like them. When I wrote my BALKAN WARS wargames rules I originally included a set of Army Lists, and for the sake of completeness I have reproduced them below.


THE BALKAN WARS
A SET OF ARMY LISTS FOR THE FIRST AND SECOND BALKAN WARS

THE FIRST BALKAN WAR (1912)
Bulgaria
Organised into two or three division-sized ‘armies’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 3 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 6 / Trained / –
  • Infantry: 6 / Trained / Reserve
  • Infantry: 6 / Green / Militia
  • Machine Guns: 3 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Cavalry: 2 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 2 / Green / Reserve
  • Field Artillery: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Field Artillery: 4 / Trained / –
  • Medium Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Heavy Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Transport: 5 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Good / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –
  • Generals: 1 / Poor / –

Greece
Organised into one division-sized ‘army’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 2 / Trained / –
  • Infantry: 1 / Trained / Reserve
  • Infantry: 2 / Green / Militia
  • Machine Guns: 1 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Trained / –
  • Mountain Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Transport: 2 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Average / –
  • Generals: 1 / Poor / –

Montenegro
Organised into one division-sized ‘army’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 1 / Trained / Reserve
  • Infantry: 2 / Green / Militia
  • Mountain Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Transport: 1 / – / Pack Animals
  • Generals: 1 / Average / –

Serbia
Organised into one or two division-sized ‘armies’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 2 / Trained / –
  • Infantry: 3 / Trained / Reserve
  • Infantry: 3 / Green / Militia
  • Machine Guns: 1 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Trained / –
  • Mountain Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 2 / Trained / –
  • Heavy Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Transport: 3 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Good / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –

Turkey
Organised into three or four division-sized ‘armies’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 6 / Veteran / –
  • Infantry: 6 / Trained / –
  • Infantry: 10 / Trained / Reserve
  • Infantry: 12 / Green / Militia
  • Cavalry: 2 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 4 / Green / Militia
  • Mountain Artillery: 2 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 4 / Trained / –
  • Medium Artillery: 2 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Heavy Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Transport: 7 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Good / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –
  • Generals: 3 / Poor / –

THE SECOND BALKAN WAR (1912)
Bulgaria
Organised into two or three division-sized ‘armies’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 3 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 6 / Veteran / –
  • Infantry: 12 / Trained / Reserve & Militia
  • Machine Guns: 3 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Cavalry: 4 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Field Artillery: 4 / Trained / –
  • Medium Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Heavy Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Transport: 5 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Good / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –
  • Generals: 1 / Poor / –

Greece
Organised into one division-sized ‘army’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 2 / Veteran / –
  • Infantry: 3 / Trained / Reserve & Militia
  • Machine Guns: 1 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Trained / –
  • Mountain Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Transport: 2 / – / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –

Montenegro
Organised into one division-sized ‘army’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 1 / Veteran / Reserve
  • Infantry: 2 / Trained / Militia
  • Mountain Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Transport: 1 / – / Pack Animals
  • Generals: 1 / Average / –

Rumania
Organised into two or three division-sized ‘armies’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 3 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 6 / Trained / –
  • Infantry: 5 / Trained / Reserve
  • Infantry: 5 / Green / Militia
  • Machine Guns: 2 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Cavalry: 2 / Trained / –
  • Mountain Artillery: 2 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 4 / Trained / –
  • Medium Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Heavy Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Transport: 4 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Good / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –
  • Generals: 1 / Poor / –

Serbia
Organised into one or two division-sized ‘armies’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 1 / Veteran / Royal Guards
  • Infantry: 2 / Veteran / –
  • Infantry: 6 / Trained / Reserve & Militia
  • Machine Guns: 1 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Trained / –
  • Mountain Artillery: 1 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 2 / Trained / –
  • Heavy Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Transport: 3 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Good / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –

Turkey
Organised into two or three division-sized ‘armies’.

  • Troop type: No. of stands / Classification / Notes
  • Infantry: 4 / Veteran / –
  • Infantry: 4 / Trained / –
  • Infantry: 5 / Trained / Reserve
  • Infantry: 5 / Green / Militia
  • Machine Guns: 2 / Trained / –
  • Cavalry: 1 / Veteran / –
  • Cavalry: 2 / Trained / –
  • Mountain Artillery: 2 / Trained / –
  • Field Artillery: 4 / Trained / –
  • Medium Artillery: 2 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Heavy Artillery: 1 / Trained / Siege Artillery
  • Transport: 4 / – / –
  • Generals: 1 / Good / –
  • Generals: 2 / Average / –
  • Generals: 1 / Poor / –
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2 Comments on “The Balkan Wars: Army Lists”

  1. Thanks for all this info, Bob. It makes for a very fine project indeed!
    Cheers,
    Ion

  2. Archduke Piccolo (Ion),

    I am glad to read that someone found this information useful.

    All the best,

    Bob


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