So we asked Jesse Tumblin - a Game of Thrones fan and a military history scholar who is currently a visiting assistant professor in the history department at Boston College - what he thought.
Warning: Spoilers ahead
Tumblin recently wrote a book about how Britain's large colonies tried to use rapid militarisation as a pathway out of colonial status in the early twentieth century.
He broke down the egregious mistakes made by the living throughout the battle - and explained why he doesn't believe the characters would ever make those mistakes.
THE DOTHRAKI WERE SENT TO THEIR SLAUGHTER - BUT WHY?!?
Let's start where the battle does: with a horde of Dothraki cavalry charging the army of the undead with flaming arakhs (curved swords) while trebuchets (ancient pieces of artillery) shelled them with fiery projectiles. It's an impressive and terrifying scene. Mostly shown from