09/16/2020 (Wed) 04:51:48
I was reading about the battle of lepanto yesterday and what partly caused it was the siege of famagusta.
"about 6,000 garrison troops stood against some 100,000 Turks with 1,500 cannons, backed by about 150 ships enforcing a naval blockade to stave off reinforcements and resupply efforts. "
"In 1570–1571, Famagusta was the last stronghold in Venetian Cyprus to hold out against the Turks under Mustafa Pasha. It resisted a siege of thirteen months and a terrible bombardment, until at last the garrison surrendered. The Ottoman forces had lost 50,000 men, including Mustafa Pasha's son"
So the ottomans lost over 50,000 men, against an enemy of 6000 men.
It seems to me they just had endless numbers of men to just throw at the enemy. Not necessarily competence. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famagusta#Ottoman_Famagustahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Antonio_Bragadin