With the Turks, Saracens and Byzantines, the Persians are one of the civilizations belonging to the Middle Eastern culture. Their major advantage is their strong economy and their strong cavalry. They start the game with 50 more food and wood than other civilizations. The villagers have 15% of work rate. Their knights have +2 attack bonus versus archers. Their unique unit is the War Elephant, a special cavalry unit that is extremely strong. They have a lot of hit points and attack, and their hit is effective to all the enemies surrounding them. But they are very slow and invulnerable to conversion by Monks or Missionaries.
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