Jaenara Belarys Posted October 31, 2021 Share Posted October 31, 2021 (edited) We all know (I hope) the lore for the Unsullied and Dothraki, but to me it seems like they've been inflated.....case in point: the Dothraki somehow being a threat despite being a horde of unarmored horseback riders for over 300 years despite the tale of the Three Thousand of Qohor and their apparent tactics (i.e charging straight at a line, rather than simply doing a caracole over and over https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caracole). The Unsullied: They apparently fight in a phalanx, wearing quilted armor (I suppose we could interpret this as a gambeson or a Greek linthorax), but a phalanx is vulnerable to the right and the rear(since it it's all facing forward). Plus, textile armor simply isn't as good as a simple hauberk or half plate. One of their advantages is that they don't feel pain, but if you don't feel pain won't you simply not do anything about it until it's a bit late? I suppose you could order them to report any wounds.... They apparently ask no questions and follow all orders. Which means they won't take the initiative.....which means they might lose the battle. Their fighting method is conductive to flat open terrain, and Westeros isn't all flat and dry The Dothraki: Light unarmored (it's hard to communicate how quickly an unarmored person on a battlefield would be killed. And before somebody pops up talking about naked Gauls, they used shields which the Dothraki apparently don't. Plus, the Gauls were the ones who invented mail so....) nomadic cavalry, whose tactics and weapons don't seem to have really changed since Khal Temmo lost They don't have the patience for siege warfare In the Burgundian Wars, back in the 1400s, Swiss pikemen regularly cut apart heavy horse, armored knights. If they could do that to armored knights, how exactly would a pike square (with archers probably) fare against light cavalry who've been noted to simply charge something instead of a more intelligent tactic? Same as the Unsullied for terrain problems That said, how do you all think that they'll perform in Westeros (if they ever get there )? I apologize if this is in the wrong forum, if it is, please move it. @Lord Lannister, @Brynden"Bloodraven" Rivers, @Willam Stark, @StarksInTheNorth, @Aldarion, @Daeron the Daring Edited November 2, 2021 by Jaenara Belarys Stannerman, HoodedCrow, Lord Stank and 2 others 5 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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