Only 89 selfies today Posted October 5, 2022 Share Posted October 5, 2022 (edited) On 7/20/2022 at 1:31 PM, WeesesDog said: Ser Jorah did not believe Westerosi would perform well against Dothraki. He said a Dothraki ride as well as any knight and only one man in ten at the Trident was a knight. Peasant levies would not stand when the arrows fall like rain. His exact words, a seasoned warrior who has seen both in action. There is an assumption in this thread they would fight like they did at Qhohor. They might not, especially under the command of others who know Westerosi weaknesses. Someone like Barristan knows Westerosi armies intimately and would use the Dothraki accordingly. In the open field they could potentially cut Westerosi armies to pieces. You assume they will charge and be cut down. They cold just as easily under a smart commander like Barristan wheel away and lead knights into ambush. Tire them, defeat them in detail using their mobility and mop up the rest. Jorah did also say they could not defeat the meanest castle. They have no siegecraft. They are a warrior culture and all proficient with arms. Added to mobility they are a deadly threat if used correctly. The Dothraki in numbers as long as they were under a commander who understood their limitations but also knew Westerosi warfare like a Jorah or a Barristan they could whittle down, outmaneuvre and crush the armies of Westeros in the field. They live their lives in the saddle. All can fight. Can you imagine the slaughter if they came upon a westerosi army in camp unprepared? Robert had it right. Hide in your castles. The only option available to the men of Westeros is to hide in their castles. They have no chance against the Dothraki in battle. Robert, a seasoned man of war and accounted a good general, feared the Dothraki. I would trust his evaluation rather than that of Anti-Dothraki forum member who are desperate to invent a scenario in which Dany's forces would lose. Dragging world history in an attempt to argue what will happen inside the story is not convincing in the least. Edited October 5, 2022 by Only 89 selfies today Moiraine Sedai 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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