Ottoman Military

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  1. Israelite9191

    Israelite9191 You should be reading

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    Simple question really, would the Akıncı and Bashi-Bazouk be considered mercenary units?
     
  2. Dachs

    Dachs Hero of the Soviet Union

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    Bashi-bazouks weren't. They didn't even get paid by the Ottomans (for the most part).
     
  3. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    No, they were irregulars, meaning they did not fight with the "normal" part of the army. Think of them as the guerrilla warfare wing of an Ottoman Army.

    EDIT: Crosspost :p
     

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