Persian Invasion comes complete with many new unit models, skins, and other textures. Plus complete unit info cards, expertly constructed by Lanjane.

Persian Invasion also features two fully playable campaigns, based around a vast campaign map:

The first focuses on Greek Hegemony, allowing you to play as any one of seven Greek City-States in a quest for dominance over all of Greece and beyond. Although you begin the campaign in a shaky alliance with your Greek neighbors, due to the Persian threat, it is only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose in a fierce fight for control.

The second campaign better simulates the main focal point of this modification; that being the Greco-Persian Wars. In this campaign the seven Greek City-States are fully united in defiance of the Persians, allowing you to muster soldiers from all the cities right from the start.

Not only can you play as Greeks and the mighty Persian Empire, but in both campaigns you can play as any of the following factions - Celts, Illyrians, Scythians, Dahae, India, Gerrha, and last, but not least, the Kingdom of Macedonia.

Macedonia is also a major highlight of the modification, because it is the only faction that can experience a military reform. This allows you to transform the small Macedonian state into a powerhouse, perhaps one that could even challenge the great Persian Empire!

The world is yours, take it!

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Yes, it has been quite a while since this mod was started - over 4 years in fact. Over those years, since PI was started, it has been abandoned, brought back to life, changed it's look, been abandoned again, brought back to life, released as a beta version then abandoned, and finally resurrected one last time to be released in full!

Take a look here at some earlier instances of Persian Invasion:
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PI would have probably remained in it's beta state if it hadn't been for a mysterious modder named Lanjane who suddenly showed up and completed all of the unit cards, and did some other tweaking to boot. The most lacking part of the beta was the absence of unit cards, and, as any player of Rome - Total War knows; they are a simple, yet completely fundamental part of the game.

Some of Lanjane's unit cards:
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And so, I finally forced myself to delve back into the files and fasten together these pieces to complete the project that had been haunting me for so long -
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You'll find the complete edition available in the downloads section. Enjoy!

Patch 01

Patch 01

5 years ago News 2 comments

Persian Invasion makes a comeback due to the efforts of Lanjane! All credit goes to him for this patch.

BETA Release

BETA Release

6 years ago News 2 comments

The time has come; the BETA of Persian Invasion had been released!

August 9th Map Previews

August 9th Map Previews

7 years ago News 1 comment

Near final version of the Persian Invasion map by Comrade General.

Macedonia anybody?

Macedonia anybody?

7 years ago News 0 comments

A new faction : Macedonia has been added to Persian Invasion!

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PI Patch 1

PI Patch 1

3 years ago Patch 3 comments

A small patch for Persian Invasion Complete Edition.

RTW - Persian Invasion Full

RTW - Persian Invasion Full

6 years ago Full Version 37 comments

This is the complete edition of Persian Invasion! Exract the file to your desktop and follow the installation instructions in the included readme, but...

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Cyrus_the_Great Mar 13 2012 says:

Hi, I am a huge fan of your mod, I played it before the new release and the glitches were terrible. The new version is awesome!

I was playing a campaign though and after I saved and quit the game, I attempted to open it the next day and the same wouldn't open, instead the game crashed. This has happened twice, and I do have autosave off. I am not sure what to do, is there anything to fix this?

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starkiller623 Mar 14 2012 replied:

Is this mod it's own game or does it just add new factions and battle to the game?

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comrade-general Creator
comrade-general Mar 15 2012 replied:

It is a separate game.

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comrade-general Creator
comrade-general Mar 13 2012 replied:

Erm, I'm terribly sorry but I am not sure either. :/

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draxlerodshvn Mar 2 2012 says:

Awesome, thanks.

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draxlerodshvn Mar 2 2012 says:

Hi, the new release looks amazing! I'm still new to all site and how it works, so I have a question, does the new release require the patch? Thanks.


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comrade-general Creator
comrade-general Mar 2 2012 replied:

No, the patch has been integrated into this release. :)

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draxlerodshvn Feb 8 2012 says:

got it, never mind.

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draxlerodshvn Feb 8 2012 says:

Can i download this MOD anywhere anymore? I'm trying but its not workin.

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draxlerodshvn Feb 7 2012 says:

Hi, new to the site, and I have a question I hope anyone can answer. I did a search for games that can run off of Alexander/TW, and this MOD came up. So, can this MOD run off Alexander?

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