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Sassanid Empire Grand Campaign

Sassanid Empire Faction

The Sassanids are the latest in line of Persian empires stretching back almost 1,000 years. With their Parthian overlords paralysed by civil war, the Sassanid vassals consolidated their power in Fars before seizing control of the empire.

Their lean, centralised administration presents a stark contrast to the loose Parthian rule, and, with the support of the Zoroastrian priesthood, they have revitalised and expanded the boundaries of the empire. Such prominence inevitably attracts opposition, however, and the Sassanids now find themselves in a delicate situation. Forces from without threaten their control of the Silk Road, while the Eastern Romans undermine them even in times of peace.

Yet the Sassanids cannot be slowed by such things. As their claim to the throne is rooted in military prowess it is imperative that their recent conquests continue, lest control be wrested from Persian hands the way it was before.

Sassanid Empire

Campaign Map

Sassanid Empire
Sassanid Empire

Faction Name

Sassanid Empire

Campaign

main_attila

Culture

att_cult_eastern

Subculture

att_sub_cult_eastern_sassanid

Military Group

att_est_sassanid

Faction Group

att_fact_group_eastern

Faction Group

Grand School Grand School
Knowledge is not power, but it is the bedrock upon which power is built.
Sanitation: +1 for every province capital held
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +2 against priest-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +3 against spy-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +1 against champion-type agents

Political Parties

Other Grandees Other Grandees
Comprised of royal officials, high-ranking officers and ministers, the Grandees keep the power of the great noble families in check.
Playable: False
Initial Power: 60
No Effect
Sassanid Empire Sassanid Empire
The Sassanids have brought a revival of Iranian culture to Persia many years of Hellenisation. Theirs is a rigid social structure with the Shahanshah – The King of Kings - at its apex.
Playable: True
Initial Power: 40
Income: +100% tribute from puppet states
Puppet state levies: +3 of each type of levy unit
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +1 against priest-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +3 against spy-type agents
[NOT DISPLAYED] Provincial security: +2 against champion-type agents
General
80 Persian Nobles
Persian Nobles
(att_est_persian_nobles)
Melee Cavalry
80 Savaran Sardar
Savaran Sardar
(att_est_savaran_sardar)
Melee Cavalry
80 Spahbed
Spahbed
(att_est_spahbed)
Melee Cavalry
Melee Infantry
160 Dailamite Warriors
Dailamite Warriors
(att_est_dailamite_warriors)
Melee Infantry
160 Elite Dailamite Infantry
Elite Dailamite Infantry
(att_est_elite_dailamite_infantry)
Melee Infantry
40 Naft Throwers
Naft Throwers
(att_est_naft_throwers)
Melee Infantry
160 Persian Brigade
Persian Brigade
(att_est_persian_brigade)
Melee Infantry
160 Sogdian Warriors
Sogdian Warriors
(att_est_sogdian_warriors)
Melee Infantry
Missile Infantry
160 Armenian Slingers
Armenian Slingers
(att_est_armenian_slingers)
Missile Infantry
160 Kurdish Archers
Kurdish Archers
(att_est_kurdish_archers)
Missile Infantry
160 Kurdish Javelinmen
Kurdish Javelinmen
(att_est_kurdish_javelinmen)
Missile Infantry
160 Persian Bowmen
Persian Bowmen
(att_est_persian_bowmen)
Missile Infantry
160 Persian Bows
Persian Bows
(att_est_persian_bows)
Missile Infantry
160 Persian Hurlers
Persian Hurlers
(att_est_persian_hurlers)
Missile Infantry
160 Persian Skirmishers
Persian Skirmishers
(att_est_persian_skirmishers)
Missile Infantry
160 Royal Persian Archers
Royal Persian Archers
(att_est_royal_persian_archers)
Missile Infantry
Spear Infantry
160 Armenian Spears
Armenian Spears
(att_est_armenian_spears)
Spear Infantry
160 Elite Immortals
Elite Immortals
(att_est_elite_immortals)
Spear Infantry
160 Immortals
Immortals
(att_est_immortals)
Spear Infantry
160 Paighan Band
Paighan Band
(att_est_paighan_band)
Spear Infantry
160 Persian Levy
Persian Levy
(att_est_persian_levy)
Spear Infantry
Melee Cavalry
80 Camel Clibanarii
Camel Clibanarii
(att_est_camel_clibanarii)
Melee Cavalry
80 Lakhmid Scouts
Lakhmid Scouts
(att_est_lakhmid_scouts)
Melee Cavalry
80 Persian Camel Raiders
Persian Camel Raiders
(att_est_persian_camel_raiders)
Melee Cavalry
80 Persian Mounted Warriors
Persian Mounted Warriors
(att_est_persian_mounted_warriors)
Melee Cavalry
80 Persian Nobles
Persian Nobles
(att_est_persian_nobles)
Melee Cavalry
80 Persian Scouts
Persian Scouts
(att_est_persian_scouts)
Melee Cavalry
80 Savaran Sardar
Savaran Sardar
(att_est_savaran_sardar)
Melee Cavalry
80 Sogdian Camel Raiders
Sogdian Camel Raiders
(att_est_sogdian_camel_raiders)
Melee Cavalry
80 Spahbed
Spahbed
(att_est_spahbed)
Melee Cavalry
Missile Cavalry
80 Elite Savaran Cavalry
Elite Savaran Cavalry
(att_est_elite_savaran_cavalry)
Missile Cavalry
80 Persian Camel Archers
Persian Camel Archers
(att_est_persian_camel_archers)
Missile Cavalry
80 Persian Mounted Bowmen
Persian Mounted Bowmen
(att_est_persian_mounted_bowmen)
Missile Cavalry
80 Savaran Cavalry
Savaran Cavalry
(att_est_savaran_cavalry)
Missile Cavalry
80 Zhayedan Immortal Cavalry
Zhayedan Immortal Cavalry
(att_est_zhayedan_immortal_cavalry)
Missile Cavalry
Shock Cavalry
80 Grivpanvar Cataphracts
Grivpanvar Cataphracts
(att_est_grivpanvar_cataphracts)
Shock Cavalry
80 Gyan-Avspar
Gyan-Avspar
(att_est_gyan_avspar)
Shock Cavalry
80 Persian Cataphracts
Persian Cataphracts
(att_est_persian_cataphracts)
Shock Cavalry
80 Pushtighban Cataphracts
Pushtighban Cataphracts
(att_est_pushtighban_cataphracts)
Shock Cavalry
80 Savaran Cataphracts
Savaran Cataphracts
(att_est_savaran_cataphracts)
Shock Cavalry
Elephant
24 Armoured Indian Elephants
Armoured Indian Elephants
(att_est_armoured_indian_elephants)
Elephant
24 Indian Elephants
Indian Elephants
(att_est_indian_elephants)
Elephant
Siege Artillery
4 Bastion Onager
Bastion Onager
(att_est_onager_bastion)
Siege Artillery
40 Large Onager
Large Onager
(att_est_onager_large)
Siege Artillery
40 Onager
Onager
(att_est_onager)
Siege Artillery
40 Sassanid Large Onager
Sassanid Large Onager
(att_est_sassanid_onager_large)
Siege Artillery
Admiral
140 Dromon Warship - Eastern Boatmen
Dromon Warship - Eastern Boatmen
(att_shp_eas_boatmen_dro_heavy)
Melee Ship
140 Castled Dromon Warship - Elite Sassanid Heavy Marines
Castled Dromon Warship - Elite Sassanid Heavy Marines
(att_shp_sas_elite_heavy_marines_dro_heavy_ft)
Melee Ship
Melee Ship
140 Dromon Warship - Eastern Boatmen
Dromon Warship - Eastern Boatmen
(att_shp_eas_boatmen_dro_heavy)
Melee Ship
68 Dromonarion Galley - Eastern Light Boatmen
Dromonarion Galley - Eastern Light Boatmen
(att_shp_eas_light_boatmen_dro_light)
Melee Ship
140 Castled Dromon Warship - Elite Sassanid Heavy Marines
Castled Dromon Warship - Elite Sassanid Heavy Marines
(att_shp_sas_elite_heavy_marines_dro_heavy_ft)
Melee Ship
60 Dromonarion Galley - Sassanid Naft Marines
Dromonarion Galley - Sassanid Naft Marines
(att_shp_sas_naft_marines_dro_light)
Melee Ship
Missile Ship
60 Dromonarion Skirmisher - Eastern Naval Hurlers
Dromonarion Skirmisher - Eastern Naval Hurlers
(att_shp_eas_hurlers_dro_light)
Missile Ship
92 Dromonarion Skirmisher - Sassanid Archer Marines
Dromonarion Skirmisher - Sassanid Archer Marines
(att_shp_sas_archer_dro_light)
Missile Ship
92 Dromonarion Skirmisher - Sassanid Bowman Marines
Dromonarion Skirmisher - Sassanid Bowman Marines
(att_shp_sas_bowman_dro_light)
Missile Ship
156 Dromon Double Ballista Marauder - Elite Sassanid Archer Marines
Dromon Double Ballista Marauder - Elite Sassanid Archer Marines
(att_shp_sas_elite_archer_dro_heavy_dbl_sco)
Missile Ship
156 Dromon Ballista Marauder - Elite Sassanid Archer Marines
Dromon Ballista Marauder - Elite Sassanid Archer Marines
(att_shp_sas_elite_archer_dro_heavy_sco)
Missile Ship
92 Dromonarion Skirmisher - Sassanid Slinger Marines
Dromonarion Skirmisher - Sassanid Slinger Marines
(att_shp_sas_slinger_dro_light)
Missile Ship
Artillery Ship
64 Battery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
Battery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
(att_shp_eas_artillery_dbl_dro_heavy)
Artillery Ship
64 Artillery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
Artillery Dromon - Eastern Artillery Crew
(att_shp_eas_artillery_dro_heavy)
Artillery Ship
64 Artillery Liburnian - Eastern Artillery Crew
Artillery Liburnian - Eastern Artillery Crew
(att_shp_eas_artillery_lib_light)
Artillery Ship
Fire Ship
140 Greek Fire Dromon - Elite Sassanid Light Marines
Greek Fire Dromon - Elite Sassanid Light Marines
(att_shp_sas_elite_light_marines_dro_heavy_fs)
Fire Ship
36 Greek Fire Dromonarion - Sassanid Light Marines
Greek Fire Dromonarion - Sassanid Light Marines
(att_shp_sas_light_marines_dro_light_fs)
Fire Ship
Alexandria
Eastern Roman Empire
Berenice
Eastern Roman Empire
Oxyrhynchus
Eastern Roman Empire
Adulis
Aksum
Aksum
Aksum
Pachoras
Nobatia
Carthago
Western Roman Empire
Constantina
Western Roman Empire
Hadrumentum
Western Roman Empire
Avaricum
Western Roman Empire
Burdigala
Western Roman Empire
Elusa
Western Roman Empire
Eudaemon
Himyar
Omana
Mazun
Zafar
Himyar
Dumatha
Ghassanids
Hira
Lakhmids
Yathrib
Duin
Armenia
Payttakaran
Armenia
Tosp
Armenia
Cyzicus
Eastern Roman Empire
Ephesus
Eastern Roman Empire
Synnada
Eastern Roman Empire
Arbela
Sassanid Empire
Ctesiphon
Sassanid Empire
Meshan
Sassanid Empire
Corduba
Western Roman Empire
Hispalis
Western Roman Empire
Malaca
Western Roman Empire
Augusta Treverorum
Western Roman Empire
Colonia Agrippina
Western Roman Empire
Durocortorum
Western Roman Empire
Amasea
Eastern Roman Empire
Ancyra
Eastern Roman Empire
Nicomedia
Eastern Roman Empire
Eboracum
Western Roman Empire
Lindum
Western Roman Empire
Segontium
Western Roman Empire
Camulodunum
Western Roman Empire
Corinium
Western Roman Empire
Londinium
Western Roman Empire
Eblana
Ebdanians
Eildon
Caledonians
Tuesis
Picts
Caesarea Eusebia
Eastern Roman Empire
Melitene
Eastern Roman Empire
Trapezus
Eastern Roman Empire
Carthago Nova
Western Roman Empire
Segobriga
Western Roman Empire
Toletum
Western Roman Empire
Gabala
Arran
Kotais
Lazica
Mtskheta
Kartli
Iconium
Eastern Roman Empire
Myra
Eastern Roman Empire
Tarsus
Eastern Roman Empire
Apulum
Petrodava
Bastarnians
Romula
Gepids
Domavia
Western Roman Empire
Salona
Western Roman Empire
Siscia
Western Roman Empire
Scupi
Eastern Roman Empire
Serdica
Eastern Roman Empire
Viminacium
Eastern Roman Empire
Angulus
Angles
Flevum
Franks
Tulifurdum
Saxons
Asturica
Western Roman Empire
Bracara
Western Roman Empire
Brigantium
Western Roman Empire
Aregelia
Langobards
Lupfurdum
Thuringians
Uburzis
Alamans
Duna
Oium
Venedians
Palteskja
Venedians
Ascaucalis
Burgundians
Gothiscandza
Rugians
Rugion
Varinians
Budorgis
Lugians
Casurgis
Marcomans
Nitrahwa
Quadians
Kariskos
Sclavenians
Moramar
Silys
Fiorentia
Western Roman Empire
Neapolis
Western Roman Empire
Roma
Western Roman Empire
Abarshahr
Abarshahr
Harev
Aria
Merv
Parthia
Augila
Eastern Roman Empire
Paraetonium
Eastern Roman Empire
Ptolemais
Eastern Roman Empire
Genua
Western Roman Empire
Mediolanum
Western Roman Empire
Segusio
Western Roman Empire
Lugdunum
Western Roman Empire
Rotomagus
Western Roman Empire
Turonum
Western Roman Empire
Emerita Augusta
Western Roman Empire
Olisipo
Western Roman Empire
Pax Augusta
Western Roman Empire
Corinthus
Eastern Roman Empire
Dyrrhachium
Eastern Roman Empire
Thessalonica
Eastern Roman Empire
Rhegium
Western Roman Empire
Syracusae
Western Roman Empire
Tarentum
Western Roman Empire
Harmosia
Makran
Phra
Aria
Pura
Makran
Caesarea
Western Roman Empire
Tamousiga
Maurians
Tingis
Western Roman Empire
Argentoratum
Western Roman Empire
Octodurum
Western Roman Empire
Vesontio
Western Roman Empire
Ecbatana
Atropatene
Ganzaga
Atropatene
Rhaga
Atropatene
Ajax
Western Roman Empire
Caralis
Western Roman Empire
Palma
Western Roman Empire
Constantia
Eastern Roman Empire
Gortyna
Eastern Roman Empire
Rhodes
Eastern Roman Empire
Aquae Sextiae
Western Roman Empire
Narbo
Western Roman Empire
Vienna
Western Roman Empire
Amida
Eastern Roman Empire
Edessa
Eastern Roman Empire
Nisibis
Sassanid Empire
Aelia Capitolina
Eastern Roman Empire
Aila
Eastern Roman Empire
Nova Trajana Bostra
Eastern Roman Empire
Savaria
Western Roman Empire
Sirmium
Western Roman Empire
Sopianae
Western Roman Empire
Behdesir
Sassanid Empire
Siraf
Sassanid Empire
Stakhr
Sassanid Empire
Cydamus
Garamantians
Dimmidi
Gaetulians
Garama
Garamantians
Augusta Vindelicorum
Western Roman Empire
Iuvavum
Western Roman Empire
Virunum
Western Roman Empire
Anacopia
Abasgia
Samandar
Tanais
Chersonessus
Greuthungians
Gelonus
Sclavenians
Olbia
Greuthungians
Alabu
Jutes
Hafn
Danes
Hrefnesholt
Geats
Bolghar
Raha
Sarai
Issatis
Sassanid Empire
Spahan
Sassanid Empire
Susa
Sassanid Empire
Antiochia
Eastern Roman Empire
Emesa
Eastern Roman Empire
Tyrus
Eastern Roman Empire
Caesaraugusta
Western Roman Empire
Pompaelo
Western Roman Empire
Tarraco
Western Roman Empire
Terra Incognita
Constantinopolis
Eastern Roman Empire
Marcianopolis
Eastern Roman Empire
Trimontium
Eastern Roman Empire
Arheimar
Anteans
Belz
Leopolis
Anteans
Dahistan
Parthia
Kath
Afrighids
Siahkuh
Afrighids
Leptis Magna
Western Roman Empire
Macomades
Western Roman Empire
Sabrata
Western Roman Empire
Aquileia
Western Roman Empire
Ravenna
Western Roman Empire
Verona
Western Roman Empire