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Parthians (or Arsacids) and Sasanians

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Yeah find the article in main page.

we hope to expand the number of available cultures by incorporating additional civilizations from 1 A.D. to 500 A.D. Possible civilizations include the Germanics, Vandals, Sarmatians, Late Rome, Imperial Rome, Eastern Rome (Early Byzantines), Saxons, Parthians, Huns, Dacians, and the Goths.

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Parthian units from EB:

1. Core Parthian unit, most of them belongs to the Parthian Army


Shivatîr-î Pahlavânîg (Parthian Horse-Archers)


Asavârân-î Dêhbêd (Parthian Noble Medium Cavalry)


Shivatîr-î Zrêhbârân (Parthian Armoured Horse-Archers)


Spâhbâdê Pahlavânig (Early Parthian Bodyguard)


Asavârân-î Âzadân (Parthian Noble Cataphracts)


Pahlavân-î Zrêhbârân (Parthian Cataphracts)


Pahlavân-î Grîvpânvar (Parthian Late Elite Cataphracts)


Pushtîghbânê Shâhigân-î Pahlavânîg (Parthian Late Bodyguard Cavalry)

2. Infantry


Kôfyârên-î Verkhânâ (Hyrkanian Hillmen)


Gund-î Nîzagân (Parthian Spearmen)


Parthohellenikoi Thureophoroi (Parthian Hellenic Infantry)


Shivatîr-î Mardâ (Mardian Archers)


Thanvarê Pârsig (Heavy Persian Archers)

IMHO, due to technical problems and EB team's objectives some unit was created as two or three kinds of cavalry unit for example: Asavârân-î Âzadân, Pahlavân-î Zrêhbârân and Shivatîr-î Zrêhbârân should merged togather as 1 unit.

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Chemical warfare in Dura

In January 2009, researchers claimed they had found evidence that the Persian Empire used poisonous gases at Dura against the Roman defenders during the siege. Excavations at Dura have discovered the remains of 19 Roman and 1 Persian soldiers at the base of the city walls.[19] An archaeologist at the University of Leicester suggested that bitumen and sulphur crystals were ignited to create poisonous gas, which was then funnelled through the tunnel with the use of underground chimneys and bellows.[20] The Roman soldiers had been constructing a countermine, and Sassanian forces are believed to have released the gas when their mine was breached by the Roman countermine. The lone Persian soldier discovered among the bodies is believed to be the individual responsible for releasing the gas before the fumes overcame him as well.[21]


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Figures 34-58. Pre-Islamic helmets, 2nd century B.C.E.–7th century C.E. 34. Archebius; 35. 36. Helmet of the Greco-Bactrian king Eucratidus I, on a bronze medallion from the Temple of the Oxus. Antialcidas; 37. Menander. 38. Antimachus. 39-40. Bronze cheek-plates of Hellensitic helmets, from the Temple of the Oxus. 41. Parthian helmet of a clay sculpture, from Old Nisa. 42. Parthian helmet, represented on Ardašir I’s rock-relief at Firuzābād. 43. Parthian helmet, graffito from Dura-Europos. 44. Kushan helmet depicted on the coin of Kujula Kadphises. 45. Kushan helmet on the coin of Huvişka. 46. Kushan helmet, terrakota from Kitab (Kashka-Darĭa[Kaška-Daryā] region). 47. Kushan helmet from Taxila. 48. Kushan helmet, from a sculpture, Khalchayan. 49. Kushan helmet (reconstruction by M. Gorelik), Charsada (Čārsada). 50. Sasanian helmet, on a rock-relief at Naqš-e Rostam. 51. Sasanian helmet (Brussels museum). 52. Sasanian helmet (Iraq Museum, Baghdad). 53. Sasanian helmet (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York). 54-58. Sogdian helmets (54. from Varakhsha [Varaḵša]; 55-58. from Penjikent).

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