10/23/2019 (Wed) 20:23:40
Also. Even before Suleiman during the conquering campaigns they had to be the same "blunt". There was a certain time period every year suitable for campaigning they had to stand up and fight face to face, couldn't play hide and seek or they would have never done the job. And the composition and tactics of the enemy had to be countered with something which could stand and fight, like the janissaries. And infantry isn't the most maneuverable force of the time.
And then masses of bodies (light infantry, liek azaps) were needed for sieges.
And there was the fact that what troops they could get.