Originally Posted by indesertum
prolly cuz stannis had 30 guys as well
Didn't Joffrey wet his small clothes when he saw the size of the opposition?
Originally Posted by javyn
Great episode, only prob I had was they didn't explain the lack of scouting on Stannis' side (the Lords were just too arrogant since they had superior numbers). Not a big deal, but that part in the book was great for showing how smart Ser Davos is for kind of smelling the trap. I guess that was shown when he was talking to his son before the battle though - although that seemed to serve showing how stupid his son was versus how smart Davos was heh
Although the chain was great in the book, I wasn't missing it in the show.
You people are just a bunch of nit-picky whiners.
The battle in the books went down a lot differently. As I remember, Davos wasn't in charge of the fleet and though he saw the chain houses and tried to warn the others, but he was shut down by the knight who led the battle. Stannis landed on the other side and didn't make the castle, though his men were picking their way across the wreckage of the ships to get to the castle. Tywin snuck up behind Stannis and attacked with Loras in Renly's armour. When the men who were formerly Renly's saw Loras they abandoned Stannis and rejoined with Tywin.
The more I think about this the less I like it. I think Tyrion got shortchanged here. There was little to no planning other than the wildfire which was Cersei's idea here in the show. Varys' maps came at the last minute. In the book Tyrion saves the city with strategy and courage after The Hound bolts. And as Kunk said, the scale was really off.
Yes, I am a nit-picking whiner. You want an hour of my life and my money? Entertain me.