He was a vassal of Hungary, so no complaints from there, neither - he prevented a couple of attacks on Hungarian soil. He was basically a defender of the christian lands. The Ottomans did hate him with the passion of a thousand suns, though, and rightfully so.
Yup, so much, that he's practically unknown around here, except for the impaling part and being the base of the Dracula myth. Locally the Ottomans were the local Big Bads for centuries. Mostly because their occupation resulted in nearly 150 years of low intensity warfare (with the occasional flareups when someone got enough troops to try to "straighten" the border) and they were a tad less enthusiastic to dole out impalement than Vlad when you missed your tax deadline or otherwise became a nuisance.
Right, I mean, if you were to call some Hungarian a "Vlad Tepes", he would ask you why you call him a Vampire.
And I really have to watch "Stars of Eger" now, I finally might be able to understand it fully...
The Greeks are somewhat undependable allies when it comes to keeping promises. I am sure the fleet of 300 galleys they promised will turn out to be 3 guys in an oversized cooking pot. (Thanas, revealing the plans for German world domination)I do archery skeet. With a Trebuchet.