Tywin's bastard Posted June 15, 2011 Share Posted June 15, 2011 Which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. In the books, Robb sends the majority of his force against Tywin and Bolton tries to attack them in surprise(they forced marched during the night) trying to catch him off guard. Tywin of course had scouts that spotted this host coming, but since it was the majority of the Stark host, they did not think to go "hey where are all those other guys?".Tywin has a host of 30,000 men, and 2,000 march on him? How do his scouts not tell him that? Are we to believe he DOESN'T have scouts for miles around? So what exactly is the difference between him and Stafford Lannister? Whose mistakes of not posting sentries is vilified by pretty much everyone in the books...In fact, that would make Tywin even MORE of an idiot than Uncle Dolt. Since Dolty was actually in Lannister territory.Completely unbelievable.The scouting issue is in both the book and the show as the northmen come very close to Tywin's army before they are spotted, which causes a mild panic.As for the numbers, the northmen are likely travelling through the forest that we see (they are coming out of the forest in the book as well to hide their numbers, IIRC), which makes it harder to see if the vanguard is alone. Since they also came so close before they were spotted the scouts might have panicked since they need to warn Tywin as soon as possible, instead of estimating the force which already has been done.There's a lot of things that need to happen for it to work but I do think you have been forgetting things in your estimation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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