The hit HBO show transformed A Song of Ice and Fire from a series of niche fantasy books into a cultural phenomena almost overnight. It’s really no surprise that the miniatures game has attracted a broad audience including many people who have never played a tabletop war game before. I think this is a fabulous game to start getting into the hobby as the rules are (relatively) straightforward but it can still be confusing to try to analyze the effectiveness of various units. What do all these numbers mean? Who is going to win in a fight between Lannister Guards and Stark Sworn Swords? How much worse is a 7+ Morale score really?