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    Greeting's fans of Persia: Total War,
    It is with my pleasure to present to you out first Preview, the Faction is Persia. Our team has been working very hard and we hope you appreciate the work. Enjoy. Please note that the work here is not completely official, it may be changed throught development.

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    The Persian's

    Iran was once invaded by two tribes, they split up Media to the North and Persia to the south. The Persians lived in peace, they where not harmed by any conflicts of war that stuggled on between Mesopotamia, Palestine and Egypt.

    The Persians are an Indo-European people who speak close to the language Sanskri. It is hard for the Persians to contoll the regions they own, the coastline afforded no harbours and the eastern regions are mountains. The Persians served as Vassal states to the Medes, who controlled the areas east of the Tigris river.

    But know under King Cyrus the II of Persia has overthrown the Medes, has now control over their lands and has the ambition and power to forge the Greatest Empire the world will ever see.

    The units in the Persian army


    Median Infantry - Median Infantry serve in the Persian army as militia spearman, good as skirmishers, but are no good against cavalry and heavy infantry. The Median Infantry are from the north of the Iranian Plateau, they are poor infantry who can't afford their own armour and who dress light. They are equipped with a small wicker shield, light clothing and a short thrusting spear. Even though they are equipted poorley and are given little training, they make superb skirmishers, but cannot be relied on to change the course of battle.


    Iranian Spearman - Iranian Spearman are miltia spearman from the Iranian Plateau, they are effective spearman, but their light armour makes it difficult to hold the line against heavy infantry. These spearman are the lesser from the basic form of Infantry in the Persian army, they serve as skirmishers and can be called upon to support and outflank the enemy. They carry a small wicker shield, they have more layers of clothing than the Median Infantry, They are the lower class of the Persian army, but are strong and effective skirmisher aswell as being able to hold the line of Milita Infantry such as themselves.


    Persian Shield Bearers - Persian Shield Bearers are the backbone of the Persian army, well equipped and have been trained to serve as the bulk of the Persian battle lines. They come from all parts Iran and perhaps even some regions around iran. They are strong effective spearman in battle, they serve as the basic form of infantry in the Persian army. They carry large wicker shields for good defense, wear heavy scale armour and have a longer thrusting spear than the Median or the Iranian Infantry do. They can easily hold the line against other infantry, they are effective and good for defensive formations.


    Elite Achaemenid Infantry - Elite Achaemenid Infantry are the elite of the Persian Sparabara, good training and well equipped makes them effective spearman in battle. They are picked from the Persian Sparabara and are given better training, armour and discipline. They serve to support the infantry in battle and can be made to become the elite in the battle lines. They are equipped with a large wicker shield, strong scale armour and a long thrusting spear. They are sometimes best used for defending their cities from seige and aswell excellent spearman in a defensive formations in battle.


    Persian Immortals - Persian Immortals form the elite of the Persian army, and were called like this because men were assigned to replace the positions of fallen soldiers. In times of peace formed they the bodyguard of the Great King. The reason they are called Immortals is because they are assigned to replace the possition of fallen soldiers on the battlefield. Only those who had Persian or Medic ancestors were allowed to become an Immortal. They wear rich clothing and a long thrusting spear, their clothing underneath is richly decorated with embroidery and was often painted in purple, blue, yellow or white.


    Persian Apple Bearers - Persian Apple Bearers form the elite of the Persian army, and were called like this because men were assigned to replace the positions of fallen soldiers. In times of peace formed they the bodyguard of the Great King. The reason they are called Immortals is because they are assigned to replace the possition of fallen soldiers on the battlefield. Only those who had Persian or Medic ancestors were allowed to become an Immortal. They wear rich clothing and a long thrusting spear, their clothing underneath is richly decorated with embroidery and was often painted in purple, blue, yellow or white.


    Persian Archers - Persian Archers are feared throught the east as deadly archers, they can hail vast numbers of arrows. But if they get in close they are useless against infantry and cavalry. Persian Archers come from the Iranian Plateau they are skilled with a bow as many archers are, they aswell can fire arrows at a good pace and distance. They wear light clothing but with a few layers, aswell as carrying a composite bow with a quiver, if they get in close they draw swords, but can not be relied to stop the enemy. None the less they are deadly in battle, hailing showers of arrows.


    Persian Treasury Archers - Persian Treasury Archers are like the Persian Immortal Infantry but carry a bow, they are the elite archers throught the Persian Army, and are good swordsman in close combat. Persian Immortal Archers are from the Iranian Plateau, they are deadly archers and trained to become the elite throught the eastern world. They wear good quality scale armour with rich embroded clothing underneath, they carry with them a composite bow and aswell as a quiver, they also carry a sword if in close combat. They can be relied to fight in close combat and can brake through weaker infantry.


    Median Cavalry - Median Cavalry are swift cavalry, usually used for routing the enemy or can be good skirmishers. But are not able to take on armoured Cavalry. Median Cavalry are found up north of the Iranian Plateau and sometimes even more north to Scythia. They are usually used for skirmishing and routing the enemy but if engaged by armoured cavalry they have little hope of fighting them off. They wear light clothing, and carry a long thrusting spear. Median Cavalry cannot afford better armour and horse training, but still are very effective if used properly.


    Achaemenid Horseman - Achaemenid Horseman are heavy armoured cavalry in the Persian Army, they are fast cavalry and are able to take on heavy cavalry and infantry. Achaemenid Horseman are cavarly from the Persian Dynasty, they are gatherd from all parts of Iran and even north to Scythia. They are able to handle mostly any situation in battle, and are capable of taking out strong cavalry such as themselves. They wear scale armour with light clothing underneath, they carry a long thrusting spear. They can afford their own weapons and armour, and are effect in close combat, cable of holding of other cavalry.


    Persian National Cavalry - Persian National Cavalry are the elite cavalry in the Persian army. They are heavily armoured, fast and can handle any situation in battle. Persian National Cavalry come from Iranian Plateau and are trained to become elite cavalry to fight against heavy infantry, cavalry. They are called to fight as the support cavalry if the lower cavalry can't hold other cavalry off. They wear scale armour covering the legs and chest, with rich clothnig underneath, they carry a long thrusting spear. The Persians are known for their cavalry and archers, but when the Persian National Cavalry appaear in battle, the enemy knows their death is approaching.


    Persian Camel Riders - Persian Camel Riders come from Arabia to serve in the Persian army to scare and route cavalry in battle. They are slow when riding, but fast once in combat. Persian Camel Riders come from Arabia and in that area are only the Arabians are able to train Camels. They are slow but are not likley to tire quickly. They wear light clothing with a curved sword. They are fast swordsman once in combat but can sometimes route easily if not used right. They are aswell have a use for skirmishing in the desert which gives them more of a bonus. These Persian Camel Riders are effective if used right.


    Persian Scythed Chariots - Persian Scythed Chariots are deadly chariots throught the east, with their armoured horses and scythes makes them fearfull in battle. Persian Scythed Chariots are somewhat not exactly from the Iranian Plateau, they come more from the north to Scythia and to the far east from India. They can run amok if not used properly, their purpose its to brake the infantry lines. They wear, poor scale armour, light clothing and a curved sword. The Chariots themselves are heavily armoured and can withstand the impact of spears head on. They are perfect to brake infantry and cavalry lines in battle.


    Great Kings Cavalry - Great Kings Cavalry usually are relied upon to protect the Great King at all costs, their heavy armour gives them a powerful charge in battle. Great Kings Cavalry are hand picked from the Persian National Cavalry, they are relied to aswell change the course of battle with the cavalrys heavy armour that can brake through infantry lines and can take on any cavalry in battle. They wear scale armour that covers the chest, rich embroded clothing, and carry a long thrusting spear. They are the elite cavaly in the Persian army, but they tier quickly due to the cavalrys heavy, bulky armour.

    From the entire Persia: Total War team, we hope you have enjoyed this Faction Preview, and i like to give special thanks to imageshack.us who allows you to view these pictures, and aswell to Kalin and Warspite for allowing us to use their work to make these units possible.

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    We hope you enjoyed it and keep an eye out for more Previews on Persia: Total War. Have a great day

    Sincerely,
    Persia: Total War Team.

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    loving the persia! Great work
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