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[Spoilers] Oakenfist vs. The Red Kraken! Who would have won?

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One of the great naval conflicts than never took place. But it almost did. Who would have won if Dalton hadn't gotten assassinated.

Dalton had a large number of longships, and his men have been having their way with the Westerlands for a good while. Sacking Lannisport, conquering Fair Isle, raiding every town and castle too close to the sea. There's certainly experience there.

But when it comes to large scale naval engagements, Alyn had the experience of fighting and beating the Braavosi, and he would have had larger vessels; war galleys, dromons, maybe even cogs and holks outfitted for war. He had the Velaryon fleet, largely intact despite the difficult passage through the Stepstones and the Dornish coast + a contingent of Oldtown ships. However, Lord Redwyne was 'having trouble' getting his ships to join up. (Not sure if it was on purpose, another lord like Danel Hightower or Walder Frey, too cautious for anyone's good)

Dalton had plenty of time to prepare, and we see he had divided his fleet at several strategic locations. Alyn would also have had plenty of time to think on how to approach this fight, but he would have been greatly dependent on intelligence provided by the locals. 

Edited by Corvinus

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Difficult to say. Considering they were both still youths chances are not that bad that they would have both fucked things up, killing each other in the process ;-).

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Dalton would take the Iron Fleet the last places they would be expected.Hitting various other seaside towns and castles until Oakenfist is under so much pressure that the king fires him.

Edited by M.Alhazred

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Tiny margins either way. The fight would have gone to whoever had the wind or something like that and it would have been pyrrhic for whoever came out on top.

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On 12/15/2018 at 7:08 AM, M.Alhazred said:

Dalton would take the Iron Fleet the last places they would be expected.Hitting various other seaside towns and castles until Oakenfist is under so much pressure that the king fires him.

I don't think that would happen because he's not there to do a good job. The Hand of the king send him hoping he would lose or at least fix a problem if he won. Since the Hand thought Oakenfist was a rival he likely wouldn't want him to return nor would he want to keep Oakenfist from a fight that could be fatal. 

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