Updated: 25th February 2018

‘Game of Thrones’ army sizes, by the numbers

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Warning: The following post contains spoilers from Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

Game of Thronesis setting itself up to get bloody on a scale we haven’t seen before.

Following the fourth episode of Season 6, it seems clear that some large armies are about to go toe-to-toe in Westeros (and Essos). But how exactly do the remaining large players in the war of the five kings stack up against each other?

Starting with a few estimates found in Redditor 89Dragon89‘s post on the Game of Thrones subreddit, we compiled numbers found in the books and on the show to build a rough estimate of how many fighting soldiers each major army has at the moment.

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Of course, this graphic doesn’t include the armies Daenerys Targaryen is set to take on in the slaver cities, or the northern forces that could be corralled into siding with the recently resurrected Jon Snow. Those numbers are difficult to estimate following events like the Red Wedding and the civil unrest caused by the Sons of the Harpy.

Also left out of this chart is the potential civilian army of King’s Landing, many of whom could side with the High Sparrow in a fight against the Tyrell and Lannister forces.

In any case, who really cares because the White Walkers potentially have an army of super-human-walking-dead-monster-people numbering in the hundreds of thousands.

Happy killing!

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