The Persian Units represent the primary NPC units in the game. You will encounter these units while engaging Persian Positions, Campaign Quests, and Pantheons. Both Persian Positions and Campaign Quests involve either attacking or reinforcing a designated location without assistance. Each player has their own set of Positions and Quests to engage. Pantheons on the other hand involve coordinated efforts of a single Coalition. When Pantheons first spawn (or have been lost due to a Persian Attack), they are populated with Persian forces that must be defeated using offensive statistics (i.e. use offense forces). Once claimed, Persian forces will occasionally attack the Pantheon. During those attacks, your forces will use their defense statistics.
Unit Tables & Discussion
|Name||Type||Offense||Light Infantry Defense||Heavy Infantry Defense||Phalanx Defense||Cavalry Defense||Average Defense||Carrying Capacity||Speed|
|Persian Archer||Heavy Infantry||40||40||120||40||40||60||80||12|
Persian Unit statistics are built around a 1:2:3:4 ratio. Thus an Asvaran is roughly equivalent of 4 Dailamite on offense. The same holds true on defense. However, each unit is three times as strong against units of the same type. What that means is that to maximize casualties and minimize forces needed for offense missions, you should not use unit types equal to the Persian Units which have the highest presence on the site. Persian Positions troop presence is calculated based on average defense value. However the distribution of unit types is random and that can lead to two Positions of equivalent level with vastly different combat outcomes against the same force. For instance, if you send hundreds of Cavalry against a Position with very few Asvaran, you may easily win. However, if you send the same hundreds of Cavalry at a position of the same level with a strong Asvaran presence you may walk away with a loss and no Cavalry. To identify what a Position is strong against, send a small offense party (it doesn't take much) and see which enemy units die in the most numbers. Those are the units that the site is strongest with. For instance if you attack a site and 10 Asvaran die and just 1 of every other unit, then the site is almost entirely Asvarans.
As fierce and merciless as the rugged lands from which they come, Dailamites are the core of Xerxes' army. They stand ready to raise their scimitars and carve a bloody swathe towards the riches of Greece.
The archers of Persia are bloodthirsty and keen of eye, and known for using their bowstrings as a garrote should their quiver run empty. Countless warriors have fallen beneath the shadow of the Persian Archers' great clouds of arrows.
The Immortals were once the elite warriors of the Sogdian people, before they swore allegiance to Xerxes and became his personal guards. Respected and feared even by their fellow Persians, the Immortals spread death and destruction in Xerxes' name.
Wherever they go, the Asvaran, Persia's elite cavalry, leave a trail of ashen villages and mass graves. Legend has it that their horses drink the blood of their defeated foes, thus granting them immense strength and endurance.