Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mrstrategy

What should Robert had done with Reach

Recommended Posts

Interesting.

From what we are told of Robert, he thought he was the hero and had Ned and Jon Arryn in his here.  So what he did works from that perspective.  As far as we know, Tywin Lannister didn't object either

Now, if I were going to go full ruthless, I'd tell all the peasant levies and second sons from the North, Vale, Stormlands and Riverlands that there's land and plunder in the Reach.  I might see if I could get Manderly financing.

Even if my armies couldn't take the Reach, I'd leave them crippled for a generation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What Robert did was just fine, a war with the Reach only would be pointless and  would fill  the Reach with nostalgics, Robert had to win them over not attaint or killing them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
35 minutes ago, 867-5309 said:

What should the Reach have done with Robert?  Bumped his ass from the Targaryen throne. 

They couldn't, that's why the bent the knee.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Mrstrategy said:

What should Robert had done to the Reach at the end of of Robert rebellion instead of just letting them walk away with no punishment ?

When the Reach backed Renly, they blockaded the roads into King's Landing, which meant the city couldn’t get any food. Prices skyrocketed, unrest grew, and people turned against the crown. Why in the world would Robert/Jon Arryn want to punish the Reach after the lords swore fealty? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would have given some more lands to Stormlands, Riverlands, Westerlands and Ironborn would have gained Shield Islands. After all just now Reach could call at arms as many men as any 2 other kingdoms, so weakening that potential juggernaut would have been very good idea.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Mrstrategy said:

What should Robert had done to the Reach at the end of of Robert rebellion instead of just letting them walk away with no punishment ?

Robert had not conquered the Reach, the Reach army was still a huge obstacle to him, as well as possibly the Dornish and the escaped Targaryens.

It is not in his best interests to wage a war against the Reach by demanding major concessions. They surrendered when it was not in their best interests to fight, but if Robert starts demanding lands that is a whole other story. Even 15 years later Robert's position as King is vulnerable

"There are still those in the Seven Kingdoms who call me Usurper. Do you forget how many houses fought for Targaryen in the war? They bide their time for now, but give them half a chance, they will murder me in my bed, and my sons with me. If the beggar king crosses with a Dothraki horde at his back, the traitors will join him."

 

It would be idiotic Robert's severely depleted forces starting a new war.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Bernie Mac said:

Robert had not conquered the Reach, the Reach army was still a huge obstacle to him, as well as possibly the Dornish and the escaped Targaryens.

It is not in his best interests to wage a war against the Reach by demanding major concessions. They surrendered when it was not in their best interests to fight, but if Robert starts demanding lands that is a whole other story. Even 15 years later Robert's position as King is vulnerable

"There are still those in the Seven Kingdoms who call me Usurper. Do you forget how many houses fought for Targaryen in the war? They bide their time for now, but give them half a chance, they will murder me in my bed, and my sons with me. If the beggar king crosses with a Dothraki horde at his back, the traitors will join him."

 

It would be idiotic Robert's severely depleted forces starting a new war.

 

Is it tho?? Or is just Robert being paranoid?? The idea that the Westerosi would just join a Dothraki borde tp fight for a King they haven't care about for 15 years is odd and  more when you think that Robert would have the support of 5 Kingdoms and Loras is Renly's close companion, But then again, even Aegon 1 was rather paranoid  with his better forestall  rebellions than quell them.

Edited by frenin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 10/19/2019 at 8:07 AM, frenin said:

What Robert did was just fine, a war with the Reach only would be pointless and  would fill  the Reach with nostalgics, Robert had to win them over not attaint or killing them.

Agreed. In hindsight, it would have been smarter to marry Stannis to the Hightowers if possible. Also, perhaps set up a betrothal for Renly to another rival there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...