Despite Game of Thrones coming to an end last year, fans of the HBO epic have continued to theorise over storylines, analysing why certain characters behaved the way they did. When winter finally arrived with the Battle of Winterfell, many fans slammed the fight and questioned the chosen tactics used by Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington) in his bid to defeat the Night King (Vladimir Furdik).
Many viewers questioned why the battle was fought outside of Winterfell castle.
Fans felt more people would have survived if they used the tactical advantage of a fortress more carefully.
However, one fan has shared their views on reddit as to why the battle tactics make “perfect sense”.
Reddit user Thibinus began: “A lot of people blame the poor battle tactics used to fight the army of the dead (the cavalry charge of the Dothraki, the ballistae, the trench and most importantly the fact that they don't use the castle as a defensive advantage).”
“But I find their battle tactic rather intelligent actually,” they added.
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Game of Thrones: The Night King was defeated (Image: HBO)
Game of Thrones: Were their tactics sensible? (Image: HBO)
The Game of Thrones fan urged others to realise the Battle of Winterfell was no ordinary battle.
They continued: “Just hear me out, it's true that hiding in the castle and defend it would be a very smart thing to do against a regular army who has the advantage of numbers.
“But most people forget that the night king had a dragon at that point, and as we saw in episode five of season eight, dragon fire can literally explode stone walls.
“In other words, if they would have grouped up with all their forces inside Winterfell, the Night King would have breached the walls very easily and they would have been trapped and overwhelmed in a matter of minutes.”
Game of Thrones: One fan thinks they understand why the battle was fought the way it was (Image: HBO)
The fan explained the tactics prioritised the need to locate and defeat