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Louie N13 Mar 2018 7:32 a.m. PST


Just a bit of historical curiosity. What was the typical armor worn my the Janissary Corp, especially in their early yesterday in the 15th century.

When European knights were wearing full plate.


What did the Ottoman army have? The typical look is the classic musketeer


Maybe early on it was more like this…


I don't know so I am asking.


Rich Bliss13 Mar 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

I'm away from my references, but I don't think the Jannisaries wore armor. The Sipahis did but they, like the knight you show were strictly mounted troops.

Puster14 Mar 2018 11:09 p.m. PST

Their typical armour?
Courage and Gods blessing.

Glengarry515 Mar 2018 1:30 a.m. PST

"Janissaries who continued to wear full armour were simply known as Zirhli Nefer or "armoured soldiers". They were used as assault troops and probably formed part of the Serdengecti "head risker" elite." 16th century

From Osprey Elite 58 "The Janissaries" plate D figure 1

Druzhina16 Mar 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

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