Talk: Battle in the Whispering Wood
Regarding troop numbers:
"And if it comes to that, she wondered, will thirty be enough? Will six thousand be enough?" - Catelyn gives us a number for the Northern + Mallisters right before the Battle of the WW.
“Twelve thousand foot, scattered around the castle in three separate camps, with the rivers between,” her uncle said, with the craggy smile she remembered so well. “There is no other way to besiege Riverrun, yet still, that will be their undoing. Two or three thousand horse.” - The Blackfish gives us the numbers for Jaime's host.
"Even at a distance, Ser Jaime Lannister was unmistakable. The moonlight had silvered his armor and the gold of his hair, and turned his crimson cloak to black. He was not wearing a helm. He was there and he was gone again, his silvery armor obscured by the trees once more. Others came behind him, long columns of them, knights and sworn swords and freeriders, three quarters of the Lannister horse." - Catelyn gives us 3/4 of the Lannister horse in the Battle of the WW. That makes 1,500-2,250.
Nyrhex 17:28, 1 October 2013 (UTC)