Persia is a minor faction in Empire: Total War.

Basics at startEdit

  • Protectorates – None
  • Allies – None
  • Trade Partners – Mughal Empire, Dagestan
  • Enemies – Pirates
  • Religion – Islam
  • Government – Absolute Monarchy
  • Ruler – Hoseyn I (Sultan)
  • Population – 5,967,796
  • Prosperity – Meagre
  • Prestige – Feeble
  • Treasury – 8000
  • Technology – None
  • Imams – None

Europe TheatreEdit

Esfahan, PersiaEdit
  • Starting Buildings – Provincial Barracks, Cannon Foundry, Pasha’s Palace
  • Infrastructure - Basic Roads
  • Population – 4,259,171
  • Wealth – 3000
  • Religion – Islam 100.0%
  • Starting Towns/Ports – Bafq Mines (Iron Mine), Hormozgan Farmland (Not Developed), Na’in Farmland (Peasant Farms), Bandar Abbas (Trading Port), Shiraz (Coffee House), Teheran (Large Madrassa)
  • Later Villages/Ports – Qom (Village), Mashhad (Village), Kermanshah (Village)
Ardabil, AzerbaijanEdit
  • Starting Buildings – Magistrate
  • Infrastructure – Not Developed
  • Population – 1,092,000
  • Wealth – 1400
  • Religion – Islam 95.0%, Orthodox 5.0%
  • Starting Towns/Ports – Zanjan Farmland (Not Developed), Salyan Farmland (Peasant Farms), Tabriz (Craft Workshops Smiths)
  • Later Villages/Ports – Baku (Village), Ganja (Village), Rasht (Village)
Zahedan, BaluchistanEdit
  • Starting Building – Magistrate
  • Infrastructure – Not Developed
  • Population – 162,025
  • Wealth – 0
  • Religion – Islam 100.0%
  • Starting Towns/Ports – Sarbaz Farmland (Not Developed)
  • Later Villages/Ports – Khuzdar (Village), Turbat (Village)

India TheatreEdit

Kabul, AfghanistanEdit
  • Starting Buildings – Magistrate
  • Infrastructure – Not Developed
  • Population – 454,600
  • Wealth – 475
  • Religion – Islam 100.0%
  • Starting Towns/Ports – Balkh Farmland (Peasant Farms), Buklak Farmland (Not Developed)
  • Later Villages/Ports – Mazari Sharif (Village), Herat (Village), Kandahar (Village)

Unit RosterEdit

Persia has a fairly poor unit line up, with no Line Infantry equivalents, average melee infantry, and very poor light infantry equivalents.

General InformationEdit

Persia is quite large for a minor nation, initially controlling four regions, all of which contain many wealthy towns. As it borders the crumbling Mughal Empire and the disorganized Ottoman Empire, its initial position is quite secure. Its high wealth and stability is tempered by its mediocre unit roster, meaning that it can be defeated quite easily by almost any organized foe that manages to reach it. It is the only land bridge between Europe and India.


Persia has had a long and rich history that has been recorded since before the Classical era. Persia changed hands many times among various rulers, mostly Islamic. The incarnation of Persia shown in Empire: Total War is the Safavid Empire, which existed from 1501-1736. Although it was at the peak of its power in the early to mid 1650's, at one point surpassing the Ottoman Empire in terms of technology, military, and culture, the Safavid dynasty is in slow decline by 1700. Persia is known today as Iran.

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