rmholt Posted May 11, 2012 Share Posted May 11, 2012 Another small question; why was Robert Baratheon so convinced that 40,000 Dothraki could not be beaten in open battle? Surely a royal army could field far superior numbers?I understand that they feared the possibility that former Targaryen loyalists could defect, but aside from that it is specifically mentioned on a number of occasions that meeting the Dothraki in open battle was suicide. This doesn't really make sense to me, along with Robert's attitude towards the entire thing. Robert was sad, bored and idle, and it would be more in keeping with his character to relish a genuine challenge to his rule as opposed to fearing it.Every Dothraki is a skilled mounted fighter. One in ten of an army is a knight. Renly had the biggest army so far and it was 100,000. Exc maybe Mance - cant recall the size of his host, but lower percentage of real fighters and no decent weapons at all.Robert was "an old done man" IMHO - he didnt want to fight - he just wanted to play at it.He was also a little irrational at the thought of an actual threat from targaryens Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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