quote:Originally posted by jburman82:
Dudes, there are dragons, ice zombies and people being brought back to life. Can we chill on the lack of military realism?
Yes, but what I thought was very good about Martin's books was that while magic existed in his world, it was very rare. It's not like walking around in Hogwarts where even the paintings on the wall moved. For most people in Westeros, magic didn't even exist. No one in Westeros had seen a dragon (which technically isn't magical) in 300 years, or ice zombies in thousands of years. Asking a Westerosi to believe in an ice zombie is like asking you or me to believe in an animated mummy.
So, you should expect Westerosi armies to be very conventional in their tactics, for the most part. Of course, now that they've seen that dragons are real, they are going to have to adjust.