Population of Westeros

Army size As noted in my "Military Organization of Seven Kingdoms" post, "at Agincourt in 1415., English field 6 000 – 9 000 trops, while the French field 14 000 – 15 000 professional soldiers and some 10 000 armed servants (so cca 25 000). French defeat was enough to cripple military capability of France,... Continue Reading →

Heavy Cavalry vs Infantry: Impact of Cavalry Charge

Become a Patron! Introduction Heavy cavalry appeared in Western Europe after 6th century campaigns of Belisarius, when Roman cataphractii made major impression on western barbarians. Before that, it was only really used in the East: Persians had founded cataphracts after conflicts with Greeks. Before that, they only used light cavalry (archers and javelinmen). On Greek... Continue Reading →

How Powerful Was Ar-Pharazon’s Numenor?

Population growth Maximum theoretical population This is the maximum population that island of Numenor could support with its resources. Land area of Numenor is some 167 961 square miles, or 435 017 square kilometers. France in 1345 – the medieval height of its population – had 20 million people, with area of maybe 550 000... Continue Reading →

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