Achaemenid Persian persian empireEmpire?

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Literally, the rise Id say is covered inChariot Lords, where they turn up near the end. Its about as grand strategic as you can get.

I was soloing a game ofSuccessorslast night and I thought that map was close to what I needed. It also gave me some ideas of the relative complexity Im aiming for. Once I get some time Ill try to develop that further.

I have a bad feeling that even if there is nothing like what Im looking for out there, this thread may still end up costing me money

As for the Persians being the bad guys, consider this they authorized the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple because they recognized, in the Jews, the only other monotheistic people in that part of the world.

This game covers only the persian civil war of , but the map, counters and system can be easily adapted to what you are looking for with a few home rules.

. The Persians are represented as a minor power, but some tinkering might just work.

This game covers only the persian civil war of , but the map, counters and system can be easily adapted to what you are looking for with a few home rules.

I was wondering if there was a game starting with Cyrus the Great and covering the formation of the Empire. Or even formation and decline at the hands of the Greeks, but from the perspective of the Persians.

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This sounds like a great theme for a game. The rise of the Persian Empire was a remarkable achievement in the ancient world.

Yeah, I have this one. Its strategic enoughbut its not really what Im seeking.

To be clear here, Im speaking of a strategic level game. No inidual battles or campaigns. Does something like this exist?

Potentially you can also use something likeBarbarian, Kingdom Empire

As for the Persians being the bad guys, consider this they authorized the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple because they recognized, in the Jews, the only other monotheistic people in that part of the world.

what Im looking for and I dont speak Greek, but very interesting nonetheless. I didnt know about this one at all. Thanks.

I am called Huginn…, or is it Muninn…, I forget…

In the West they are generally portrayed as The Bad Guys, mostly Im guessing because of the GraecoPersian Wars of the thth centuries BC. But their Empire was a remarkable achievement and it didnt create itself. I find myself wondering if this subject has been covered in any existing game.

Through the Ages A New Story of Civilization

This game depicts the Persian wars in Greece between and BC at three months per turn. Each turn one has a randomlydetermined number of action points which one spends by activating inidual generals/admirals and their commands. The game also features a number of strategem chits, allowing special actions Treason, Reconnaissance, Storms at Sea, etc. There are three scenarios, covering the Ionian revolt against Persia and each of the two Persian Wars.

Does anyone know of any game and I guess Id better add English language game covering the rise of the Achaemenid Persian Empire?

I am called Huginn…, or is it Muninn…, I forget…

I was soloing a game ofSuccessorslast night and I thought that map was close to what I needed. It also gave me some ideas of the relative complexity Im aiming for. Once I get some time Ill try to develop that further.

Robinson Crusoe Adventures on the Cursed Island

I remember that game. I used to own it, and liked it quite a bit. The only problem I see is that the map is a little more Mediterranean centered than I would like, though it would still work for the Persians westward expansion.

This may be a little generic for you, but King of Kings and presumably Imperator has a Cyrus the Great scenario for the expansion of Persia.

It really is inexplicable that this Super Power its creation from the Medes through Cyrus rise and beyond hasnt been simulated. In ct, you could consider adapting theBritanniaMaharaja, et. al. system especially if you continue through to the Mohammedan conquest and beyond.

considered them the Bad Guys, in ct I would characterize them the Good guys to many of their subject peoples such as the Jews. Ive just found them to be considered that way in many of the Western accounts of their wars with the Greeks. But still they built the largest preRoman empire in antiquity.

I am called Huginn…, or is it Muninn…, I forget…

I am called Huginn…, or is it Muninn…, I forget…

This sounds like a great theme for a game. The rise of the Persian Empire was a remarkable achievement in the ancient world.

I have a bad feeling that even if there is nothing like what Im looking for out there, this thread may still end up costing me money

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And I thank all of you very much for your responses. Now Ive got some research to do and probably some money to spend….

I am called Huginn…, or is it Muninn…, I forget…

Yeah, thats what Im thinking youre probably going to have to adapt an existing game like this, Assyrian Wars, orAlexandrosCommand mag. had several expansions for this, includingXenophon or use them for inspiration to create one whole cloth Id buy it!

Potentially you can also use something likeBarbarian, Kingdom Empire

Theres the Vae Victis magazine gameRather Dead Than Persian. Im not sure whether this is strategic enough for you.

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