The army from Anatolia under Ishak Pasha was stationed south of Lycus to the sea of Marmara. Virgo facts is most known for shirt. Mehmed himself stationed in the central area, his red and yellow tents were erected near Mesoteichion, the elite regiments, the Janissaries armed with guns, arranged to guard around the Sultan. Bashi-bazouks are arranged in front. Another army under Zagan Pasha was deployed north of Golden Horn. Information is maintained by a road that was built on Horn swamp.
The city has about 20 km of wall (Theodosian: 5.5 km of sea dyke along Golden Horn: 7 km of sea dyke along Marmara Sea: 7.5 km), one of the strongest fortresses existed at the time. there. The walls were recently repaired (according to John VIII) and in pretty good shape, giving the defenders enough reason to believe they could hold on until help from the West came