About Brooklyn

About Us

Advanced Battlefield Studies – Greece is a consulting and training company and was established in Athens to provide high quality experiential training
based in historical battlefields. Our company is unique and the first of its kind in Greece, where some of the most pivotal battles
in world history were fought, from the ancient to modern times.

ABOUT US

We conduct military staff rides aimed at military audiences, academic staff rides for university students, corporate staff rides for executives in corporations and battlefield studies for the general audience and military history enthusiasts. Besides the above four services we are ready to offer customized programs to suit customer’s specific needs.

WHY US

  • Highly experienced team of professionals with international experience.
  • First company of this kind in Greece.
  • Each program an unrivaled educational experience and unforgettable event.
  • Value for money.
  • Our mission and our passion are one in the same.

About Brooklyn
There is a merit to visiting historical battlefields
that no amount of theoretical study can replace.
Professor Richard Holmes, 13 Jan 2010
Our Service

SERVICES

There are several activities based on visiting battlefields with significant differences between them depending on purpose and audience. Advanced Battlefield Studies – Greece offers five different activities. Our activities are organized in two ways either on chronological order, like Persian Wars or Peloponnesian War or in thematic modules throughout the centuries.

Military Staff Ride

Military Staff Ride

A military staff ride is a historical study of a campaign or battle that envisions a systematic preliminary study phase, an extensive field study phase on the actual historic site and an integration phase to capture the lessons derived from each.

Academic Staff Ride

Academic Staff Ride

In academic staff rides students role-play the experiences of politicians, generals, and civilians who were involved in the conflict, providing memorable lessons and case studies in strategy, leadership, and decision making.

Corporate Staff Ride

Corporate Staff Ride

Management teams who participate in corporate staff rides visit and study a select battlefield for the purpose of drawing parallels between that military campaign and their own corporate challenges, including leader training, timely decision-making, effective communications, resource deployment and team building.

Battlefield Study

Battlefield Study

Battlefield study links a historical event to a real battlefield terrain leading to a systematic study of battles, campaigns and other operations. It demands little or no beforehand preparation which is fulfilled by a preliminary phase of presentations before visiting the battlefield.

Brief Battlefield Survey

Brief Battlefield Survey

For those without enough time but with a keen interest in history, we offer brief surveys of battlefield sites of one or two day’s duration, around Athens and Thessaloniki.

Based on the above five activities we also provide tailor-made programs to suit customers’ needs
and we can assist other agencies working on similar activities.

Tailor-made Programs

Tailor-made Programs

In addition to standard battlefield studies each year on fixed dates, we also specialise in designing, organising and conducting customised battlefield activities in all battlefields of Greece, throughout the year. A custom battlefield activity enables the customer to create a unique itinerary and only visit the sites tailored to your needs.

Cooperation

Cooperation

We can cooperate with any agency, educational institution, headquarters providing portions of their program in Greece. Fields of cooperation include planning assistance and advice, reconnaissance assistance, research assistance and administration support.

Our last service regards education and mentoring on strategy.

Education and Mentoring

Education and Mentoring

We provide education to civilian and military audiences on strategy, operational art and campaign planning, together leadership, and mentor seminar groups on planning and decision-making.

We also offer mentoring in current issues of defence security and military affairs.

Our Service
Our Work

2019 OFFERS

Battlefield Studies

Advanced Battlefield Studies – GREECE aims to provide a wide range of study programs for 2019 that are both rigorous, and driven, by the important history that we share on the battlefields of Greece. For 2019 we expanded our programs to include not only ancient battles but modern battles as well. Besides the classics Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War each of them offered three times, we offer again the 1918 Macedonian Front and from the Second World War we included the ANZAC Battles in Greece and the Battle of Crete. Our innovative thematic studies involve the Leadership Lessons, the Western Way of War with Greek and Roman battles and the highlight of the year, the Naval Battles in Greece organized both by land and as a cruise.

Our Work
Our Work

Brief Battlefield Surveys around Athens

We offer the opportunity, for people staying around Athens, to survey historical battlefields from Persian Wars, Peloponnesian War and Fourth Century BC. The battles surveyed include Marathon, Thermopylae, Salamis, Plataea, Delion, Mantinea, Leuctra and Chaeronea.

MarathonSalamis

Dates: Every Monday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Peloponnesian War Intro
(Pnyx, Delion)

Date: Every Friday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Brief Western Way of War
(Leuctra – Chaeronea)

Date: Every Thursday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Mantinea Battlefields
(418 BC – 362 BC)

Date: Every Friday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Quick Persian Wars
(Marathon – Salamis
Thermopylae-Plataea)

Date: Every Tuesday & Wednesday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Western Way of War
(Thermopylae – Plataea &
Leuctra – Chaeronea)

Dates: Every Saturday & Sunday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Our Work
Our Work

Brief Battlefield Surveys around Thessaloniki

For people staying around Thessaloniki, we offer the opportunity to survey historical sites and battlefields in northern Greece. We survey the sites where Alexander the Great was raised and educated and the battles of Peloponnesian War, Roman and Byzantine times to those of Twentieth century.

Alexander the Great
Formative Years of a Great Captain

Dates: Every Monday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Amphipolis: Peloponnesian War
The Macedonian Campaign

Dates: Every Tuesday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Battlefields in Chalkidiki
(Potidaea, Olynthos, Xerxes Channel)

Dates: Every Wednesday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Philippi: Romans in Macedonian

Dates: Every Friday
(April 1 to October 31 2019)

Macedonian Struggle 1904-08
(Museum – Giannitsa & Kastoria – Melas – Pisoderi)

Dates: On request

First Balkan War 1912
(Sarantaporo, Kozani & Giannitsa, Museum)

Dates: On request

Second Balkan War 1913
(Kilkis, Lachanas & Kresna, Tzoumagia – Bulgaria)

Dates: On request

Macedonian Front 1918
(Skra-Doiran)

Dates: On request

Our Work
Our Work

Tailor-made Programs

All year tailor-made programs to suit customers’ needs

Advanced Battlefield Studies – GREECE aims to provide a wide range of study programs for 2019 that are both rigorous, and driven, by the important history that we share on the battlefields of Greece.

For 2019 we expanded our programs to include not only ancient battles but modern battles as well.

Besides the classics Persian Wars and Peloponnesian War each of them offered three times, we offer again the 1918 Macedonian Front and from the Second World War we included the ANZAC Battles in Greece and the Battle of Crete.

Our innovative thematic studies involve the Leadership Lessons, the Western Way of War with Greek and Roman battles and the highlight of the year, the Naval Battles in Greece organized both by land and as a cruise.

Our Work
Team

WHO WE ARE

Our team members are the founders of the company, highly experienced general officers with extensive backgrounds in command and leadership positions, military history, and organisational development.

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MG(Ret) Panagiotis Gartzonikas

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MG(Ret) Stavros Koutris

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MG(Ret) Dimitrios Karamperis

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MG(Ret) Dimitrios Alevizos

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COL(Ret) Vasileios Nikoltsios

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Nikolaos Nikoltsios

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Clients

TESTIMONIALS

Clients

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about any of our products or services.