This past season of Game of Thrones was undoubtedly the most action packed, with the ninth episode “Battle of the Bastards” in the center of all the chaos.
Despite a dramatic finale, the ninth episode was the crown jewel of this season, with a gruesome half hour long battle between Jon Snow’s and Ramsay Bolton’s armies. Mountains of bodies, horses-drawn cavalry violently crashing into each other and one of the most stressful fight sequences ever displayed on cable TV all made for an epic battle scene fit for a Hollywood blockbuster.
The Australian VFX company behind the episode called Iloura, turned a hundred or so actors and eighty horses into armies of 3000 charging at each other in bloody mayhem. They’ve shared a video breakdown of how they put the action sequence together, which is available in the player above.