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Vardar Army
Active 1912-
Country Ottoman Empire
Type Field Army
Patron Sultans of the Ottoman Empire
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Harepli Zeki Pasha

The Vardar Army of the Ottoman Empire (Turkish: Vardar Ordusu) was one of the field armies under the command of the Western Army. It was formed during the mobilization phase of the First Balkan War.

Order of Battle, October 19, 1912

On October 19, 1912, the army was structured as follows:[1]

Order of Battle, November 12, 1912

On November 12, 1912, the army was structured as follows:[2]

  • Vardar Army HQ (Serbian Front, Monastir)
    • Northern Group
      • V Corps
        • 13th Division
        • 15th Division
        • 5th Rifle Regiment
        • 26th Cavalry Regiment
        • 19th Artillery Regiment
      • VII Corps
    • Southern Group
    • Southeastern Group
      • 17th Division
      • Manastır Redif Division
    • Independent Cavalry Brigade

Order of Battle, November 16, 1912

On November 16, 1912, the army was structured as follows:[3]

  • Vardar ArmyHQ (Serbian Front, Monastir)

Sources

  1. Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 170.
  2. Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 188.
  3. Edward J. Erickson, Defeat in Detail, The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912–1913, Westport, Praeger, 2003, p. 191.

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