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A tactical analysis of The Long Night and improvements

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So I went looking at how the defenses for Winterfell should have been improved here and I mostly agree with the points displayed in the video:

  1. Deny the Army of the Dead battle for as long as possible
  2. Use recon; Nobody thinks to use recon
  3. Multiple redundant systems. Unmanned trenches, a large gap between the trenches for the Dothraki to pick off wights (they should have been taking out wights on horseback with their bows)

Thoughts?

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Not putting trebuchets at the front of the army would be a good start.

My main issue is with the Night King's tactics, rather than Team Winterfell's tactics.  Considering D+D's boring and lame decision to make the undead's existence tied to the Night King, Team Winterfell building their entire battle plan around luring out and killing the Night King makes sense; but the Night King actually allowing that to happen doesn't.

Their explanation is that he just really wanted to kill Bran and really wanted to do it in person, for some reason.

 

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1 hour ago, Darryk said:

Not putting trebuchets at the front of the army would be a good start.

My main issue is with the Night King's tactics, rather than Team Winterfell's tactics.  Considering D+D's boring and lame decision to make the undead's existence tied to the Night King, Team Winterfell building their entire battle plan around luring out and killing the Night King makes sense; but the Night King actually allowing that to happen doesn't.

Their explanation is that he just really wanted to kill Bran and really wanted to do it in person, for some reason.

 

He could have killed Bran by lining up a shot with an ice spear and throwing; he took out Viserion at 1,000 meters.

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11 hours ago, Darryk said:

Not putting trebuchets at the front of the army would be a good start.

My main issue is with the Night King's tactics, rather than Team Winterfell's tactics.  Considering D+D's boring and lame decision to make the undead's existence tied to the Night King, Team Winterfell building their entire battle plan around luring out and killing the Night King makes sense; but the Night King actually allowing that to happen doesn't.

Their explanation is that he just really wanted to kill Bran and really wanted to do it in person, for some reason.

 

I dunno, putting the civilians in the crypts where there was plenty of material for the Night King to work with. Like locking Macgyver in the store cupboard.

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