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 38 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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bas198 Dec 22 2010 says:

is it for rome total war or for alexander?

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comrade-general Dec 22 2010 replied:

Rome - Total War version 1.5

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Gimli101 Dec 14 2010 says:


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world_soldiers Dec 13 2010 says:

Its not a folder it is an aplication.

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Gimli101 Dec 13 2010 says:

there is no rome TW.exe folder

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world_soldiers Dec 12 2010 says:

Sorry didn't reply sooner was busy yesterday. K, Now you go into rome total war directory or where you installed it like C:\Program Files (x86)\The Creative Assembly\Rome - Total War. And find RomeTW.exe right click on this and select copy then right click on your desktop and select past. Now right click on this new shortcut and select properties then where it says "Target" change this to "C:\Program Files (x86)\The Creative Assembly\Rome - Total War\RomeTW.exe" -show_err -mod:PI -nm" you may copy past this if you have vista or windows7 remember that this must be under C: Program Files and this may vary depending where you installed it and what system you have(vista,xp,2000,windows7...)Now select Apply and now select the button change icon... beside open file location, Browse in the same place where you installed rome total war and select the "A" Shaped red icon then click ok. Now you should click on OK to close properties and then double click on this new shortcut and the game should start.
That is as simple as it gets if you have any problems just ask.

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Gimli101 Dec 11 2010 says:

Ok i get most of them its just the changing the path bit i dont get
PS. Im 14 explain it to me in terms i can understand.

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world_soldiers Dec 10 2010 says:

good now do the rest of the instructions

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Gimli101 Dec 10 2010 says:

Ok rome is downloaded

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world_soldiers Dec 9 2010 says:

Tell me when you get rome up and running and then get persian invasion and then creat a costom battle and check if there are portraits like a picture of units instead of peasant for the greeks(united faction) there should be one for all units and report back to let me know if they are all there but be shure to redownload the patch if you reinstall persian invasion.

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Gimli101 Dec 9 2010 says:

Just re-installing Rome cos it broke on me

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