|Emerges in||395 AD|
|Appears in||Total War: Attila|
“The Sassanids are the latest in a line of Persian empires stretching back almost 1,000 years.”
Sassanid vassals consolidated their power in Fars before seizing control of the Parthian Empire. Since then, their lean, centralised administration has revitalised and expanded its boundaries. 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 once more.
Beginning the campaign with a number of satrapies under its control, the Sassanid Empire enjoys an impressive recruitment base and level of income, and stands ready to expand. An educated people, the Sassanids understand well the link between cleanliness and health, and plan their capitals around the provision of sanitation.
"Knowledge is not power, but it is the bedrock upon which power is built."
- Sanitation: +1 for every province capital held
King of KingsEdit
"The Shah, with a watchful eye, observes, controls, and exacts."
- Income: +100% tribute from puppet states
- Puppet state levies: +3 of each type of levy unit
|Melee Infantry||Dailamite Warriors • Elite Dailamite Infantry • Naft Throwers • Persian Brigade • Sogdian Warriors|
|Spear Infantry||Armenian Spears • Elite Immortals • Immortals • Paighan Band • Persian Levy|
|Missile Infantry||Armenian Slingers • Kurdish Archers • Kurdish Javelinmen • Persian Bowmen • Persian Bows • Persian Hurlers • Persian Skirmishers • Royal Persian Archers|
|Melee Cavalry||Camel Clibanarii • Lakhmid Scouts • Persian Camel Raiders • Persian Mounted Warriors • Persian Nobles • Persian Scouts • Savaran Sardar • Sogdian Camel Raiders • Spahbed|
|Shock Cavalry||Grivpanvar Cataphracts • Gyan-Avspar • Persian Cataphracts • Pushtighban Cataphracts • Savaran Cataphracts|
|Missile Cavalry||Elite Savaran Cavalry • Persian Camel Archers • Persian Mounted Bowmen • Savaran Cavalry • Zhayedan Immortal Cavalry|
|Elephants||Armoured Indian Elephants • Indian Elephants|
|Siege Artillery||Onager • Bastion Onager • Large Onager • Sassanid Large Onager|
- The symbol of the Sassanid Empire faction depicts a Simurgh, an ancient Iranian mythological creature.
|Total War: Attila Factions|
|Nomadic Factions||Huns • White Huns|
|Roman Factions||Eastern Roman Empire • Western Roman Empire|
|Eastern Factions||Sassanid Empire • Garamantians • Lakhmids • Aksum • Himyar • Tanukhids|
|Barbarian Factions||Visigoths • Vandals • Alans • Saxons • Ostrogoths • Franks • Suebians • Danes • Geats • Jutes • Langobards • Alamans • Burgundians • Ebdanians • Picts • Caledonians • Anteans • Sclavenians • Venedians|
|The Last Roman Factions||Frankish Kingdom • Ostrogothic Kingdom • Roman Expedition • Vandalic Kingdom • Visigothic Kingdom|
|Age Of Charlemagne Factions||Kingdom of Asturias • Kingdom of Charlemagne • Kingdom of the Lombards • Avars • Emirate of Cordoba • Kingdom of Mercia • Kingdom of the Danes • Westphalia|