#8742918, By marilena Game of Thrones (HBO TV SERIES) @ U.S. Pace - NO BOOK SPOILERS!

  • marilena 31 May 2012 11:23:15 8,203 posts
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    President_Weasel wrote:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustavus_Adolphus_of_Sweden

    Gustavus Adolphus was killed at the Battle of Lützen, when, at a crucial point in the battle, he became separated from his troops while leading a cavalry charge into a dense smog of mist and gunpowder smoke
    That was in 1630-something, the era of pike and musket and cannon, and he's considered one of the all-time great generals.

    It got him killed, so it wasn't the smartest thing to do - but he did it.
    Oh, I agree that this kind of thing happened historically, I just said that Stannis was a bit over the top with it. He is a story character though, so it acceptable :).
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