Turkish History not only Ottoman Empire History. We spread from Central Asia. Gazne Empire from India, Huns from Europe and Asia, Selcuk Empire, Turkey Republic, Eyyubi Empire, vs... from Middle East Gokturk Empire vs... from Central Asia Mongol Empire from Europe, Middle East, India, China, Korea. Our History so large.
Timarli Sipahis landowning gentlemen (will train soldiers for the sultan) Sipahis cavalary gentlemen(bey)and other sipahis lancer are HEAVY. Azaps soldier light foot soldier
some soldiers in the Ottomans emp army cavalary
Akinji cavalry s is light. Türkmen cavalry (tribal) is light. erminan cavalry is heavy araps camels(tribal) light deli cavalry is light Kipcak cavalary is heavy Tartar cavalary is heavy and light Muslim (tribal)cavalary heavy and light Kapıkulu cavalry( muslim and Christians) heavy sırp cavalry is heavy(Timurid (türk)& Ottoman (Türk) 1402 ankara war )
foot soldiers Tırpans(scythe) heavy infantry azaps is light infantry (spear) Janissary heavy infantry Janissary heavy archer Janissary heavy gun Albian and bosnian light infantry yaya heavy infantry
But but... Yes I ask my history teacher and he said "Most of them using musket but some battalions using old technic weapons. Like Azaps and Tımarlı sipahis." But but I love swords, sabers, bow&arrows and javelins. Why Muskeeet WHY?
They are muslim until XVII. Century. They are devşirme. Their origins are christian but their names are turkish and they are muslim. Look wikipedia or somwhere else. And I said "like conscripts". Means light weapons, armors and education.