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How is Daenerys’ army being supplied?

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So part of the requirements for having a large army is the ability to feed it and quench its thirst. How are Daenerys’ forces getting the necessary foodstuffs without starving and dying? Dragonstone is pretty bare from what we’ve seen, Tycho Nestoris has aligned the Iron Bank with Cersei for some reason (I thought the Iron Bank was founded on escaped slaves, so they wouldn’t want to align against Daenerys), and Daenerys burned the Reach’s provisions in The Spoils of War. Plus, Jaime and the Lannister soldiers stripped Casterly Rock of all its stores. Money is needed to buy food, and the Reach’s gold was used by Cersei as collateral for the Iron Bank.

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I don't think the show is bothering with such consideration. I'm sure GRRM would not do the same.

The army should plunder what they can from the country. I imagine Dothrakis good for that. Not good for Daenerys PR.

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On 12/2/2018 at 4:29 AM, BalerionTheCat said:

I don't think the show is bothering with such consideration. I'm sure GRRM would not do the same.

The army should plunder what they can from the country. I imagine Dothrakis good for that. Not good for Daenerys PR.

I guess they must be and not have a problem with supplies. Otherwise, they wouldn't want to destroy a supply train, would they? If I made a plan for that battle in The Spoils of War, I'd send Drogon against the Lannister army and have the Dothraki attack the supply train to carry off. I wouldn't destroy the supplies, because, well, Winter is Coming.

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On ‎11‎/‎14‎/‎2018 at 4:27 PM, Angel Eyes said:

So part of the requirements for having a large army is the ability to feed it and quench its thirst. How are Daenerys’ forces getting the necessary foodstuffs without starving and dying? Dragonstone is pretty bare from what we’ve seen, Tycho Nestoris has aligned the Iron Bank with Cersei for some reason (I thought the Iron Bank was founded on escaped slaves, so they wouldn’t want to align against Daenerys), and Daenerys burned the Reach’s provisions in The Spoils of War. Plus, Jaime and the Lannister soldiers stripped Casterly Rock of all its stores. Money is needed to buy food, and the Reach’s gold was used by Cersei as collateral for the Iron Bank.

A mixture of supplies coming in from Essos, and food being requisitioned across the Crownlands.

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On 12/6/2018 at 3:10 PM, Angel Eyes said:

I guess they must be and not have a problem with supplies. Otherwise, they wouldn't want to destroy a supply train, would they? I

I might be totally wrong but I'm convinced that this scene is explained by the fact that it's simpler and cheaper to burn wagons and carts etc.  than stuntmen.

 

 

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As for the original question, I think this is one of the many flaws in the show. Can you imagine the size of a supply train for XX000 Dothrakis  + 8000+ Unsullied?  We should have seen herds of goats, cows, pigs, chickens in Dragonstone…

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The Show runners are not worrying about such (to them) trivial matters. Just like how did the Lannisters have such a massive force to march off and sack Highgarden in a day, got to Riverrun etc etc and still be feared. Supplies, they do not care. 

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One would think they were supplied in much the same way the supply train was being taken to KL, albeit on much more friendly terms. Dany was allied with both The Reach and Dorne prior to arriving in Westeros, it is not a stretch to think the supplies were already there when they arrived, or shortly thereafter. 

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22 hours ago, Error-504 said:

One would think they were supplied in much the same way the supply train was being taken to KL, albeit on much more friendly terms. Dany was allied with both The Reach and Dorne prior to arriving in Westeros, it is not a stretch to think the supplies were already there when they arrived, or shortly thereafter. 

Its called a supply train for a reason, they need to keep coming. Dany has lost control of both Dorne and the Reach with her allies deaths, But as has been said, it won't be acknowledged, the same way Dragonstone was empty to walk right in to.

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10 hours ago, AryaNymeriaVisenya said:

Its called a supply train for a reason, they need to keep coming. Dany has lost control of both Dorne and the Reach with her allies deaths, But as has been said, it won't be acknowledged, the same way Dragonstone was empty to walk right in to.

No, that single supply train was bring enough food to KL to last the winter, for a city of what.........1 million people? Dragonstone could have been fully stocked up before Dany's arrival, that was part of the reason Varys made allies beforehand. 

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