May I please ask what Historic models you think would make the most useful inspiration for those looking to flesh out their mental image of Essos during the Century of Blood? (A period which I suspect saw the last deployment of Armies actually composed of Free Citizens in the main, as opposed to the Free Companies of Mercenaries - although one does wonder if the Storm King's warring against Old Volantis was something of a precursor to the likes of the Second Sons).
Try the Wars of the Diadochi after Alexander fell, or Western Europe in the wake of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire.
Thanks for the question, Anon.
SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King