Originally Posted by Nikator
30% fatality rate seems quite high for what was effectively a Napoleonic-era battle (or maybe even less advanced considering it was the new Greek nation versus backwards Egypt). Or is that rate of fatalities (let alone casualties) normal for a defeated army of the period?
The Khedives of Egypt were Albanians, and their power rested on access to Albanian troops trained in a pretty standard European fashion of the day. (Not too sure about the sources referencing them as "Arabs" here.)