Tactics question. Whispering Wood was a triumph for Robb who mastered the art of attacking his enemy where what they did did not really matter divided by the River and blinded by Blackfish killing their scouts. Say Jaime had his later books respect for his enemies and attention to detail what would be a way to minimise the danger? Fortifications, a pontoon bridge out of range of Riverrun linking the camps and a stood up guard force, what else could medieval commanders do under the circumstances?
Whispering Woods was such a disaster specifically because Jaime impatiently rushed ahead to cover himself in glory, so his best thing would be to keep his head on the strategic objective rather than run out seeking to extend his battle rep. You’re thinking of the Battle of the Camps, where Jaime should have guarded his lines with pickets and fieldworks. A pontoon bridge isn’t a bad idea either, it certainly helps with moving things around between the Camps.
What’s important to note is that in the aftermath, it’s described that the Lannister forces did much to help alleviate the problems of the Camps, it’s that Robb and Brynden are tactical wizards. But yeah, a couple things could have made things a bit better for them.
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SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King