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Posted by: Kastigier Am I the only who'd buy this title? I'd love to see one on the Immortals or the Savaran.
Posted on: 04/04/2013 05:09:00

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Posted by: andyana
Total Posts: 25
Joined Date: Wednesday, 9 February 2011
I'd get this one, I do enjoy a bit of Persian stuff. Immortals are cool!
Posted on: 04/04/2013 05:20:00
Posted by: Nick Hunter
Total Posts: 55
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
I would; the persians don't generally get as much coverage as they should, and doing greek hoplite without doing this is like doing WW2 without the Germans
Posted on: 04/04/2013 10:18:00
Posted by: Nick Hunter
Total Posts: 55
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
.....or, before wurtemberger has a go about me equating the persians with the bad guys "like doing WW2 without the british"
Posted on: 04/04/2013 10:19:00
Posted by: WickedMessenger
Total Posts: 10
Joined Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
I knew it! Please let's not fight the Greek-Persian wars all over again!
Posted on: 04/04/2013 11:57:00
Posted by: Nick Hunter
Total Posts: 55
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Seriously, it should be a good candidate - it's a well known subject, it hasn't been done before, and the information is available. I'd buy a copy.
Posted on: 04/04/2013 13:30:00
Posted by: W├╝rttemberger
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2009
lol i didn't took offense. i actually prefer a title on the savaran, there are more sources on them than the immortals, and i don't want another warrior title like the one on huns (the ancient one's) that has no actual content...please remember this is history, not civilization V with fancy 'special' units or whatever.
Posted on: 04/04/2013 17:28:00
Posted by: Nick Hunter
Total Posts: 55
Joined Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2013
...but aren't the immortals themselves the definition of a "fancy special unit" for their period?
Posted on: 04/04/2013 17:48:00
Posted by: KL49
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Joined Date: Saturday, 19 October 2019
Unfortunately, all we know about the "Immortals" comes from a few scattered paragraphs in Herodotus - he's the only ancient writer who describes them (or even refers to a corps of that name), and the only apparent visual record of these troops consists of a few relief carvings and glazed-brick friezes at Susa and elsewhere, which almost certainly show ceremonial uniforms of the 6th century rather than "service dress": There are no identifiable images of "Immortals" on campaign or in action in Greek or Persian art. I think it would be a stretch to write an entire Warrior book about the corps based on such limited source material. As for the Sassanid Savaran, a Warrior title would seem redundant, given that Elite 110 is less than 8 years old.
Posted on: 04/04/2013 19:32:00
Posted by: Gaiiten
Total Posts: 7
Joined Date: Sunday, 19 April 2009
A title about Sassanian Royal Guards units (as to the Pushtighban, the Perozetae, Khosrowgetae and Zhayedans (Immortals) may offer the opportunity to cover a wide range. And then illustrated by Guiseppe Rava ...
Posted on: 04/04/2013 20:31:00
Posted by: sassan
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Joined Date: Friday, 17 February 2012
It would deffinetely be an exciting title,but Im afraid there is only too few information on this guard units.But something should be deffinetely done on Sassanids yet and they might be included in it.And Giuseppe Rava has perfect colorful style for this and for the Roman army of late antiquity(for example 500-650A.D.). Also great battles against invading Muslim Arabs are well documented and could easily be made into a great campaign title.
Posted on: 05/04/2013 12:51:00
Posted by: WickedMessenger
Total Posts: 10
Joined Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Alright, Wurttemberger, have to agree with you about the book on the Huns, but...we just don't know an awful lot about them, do we? That's the thing. Those were the Dark Ages.
Posted on: 06/04/2013 00:46:00
Posted by: W├╝rttemberger
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2009
yes exactly, so just don't do a book on them. i mean what's the point? do people enjoy beign lied to, or just read pages of text with no actual content? we need to accept that some parts of history are not enough documented and we will perhaps never know what was the deal, and that's a pity. for everythign else, go to historical fiction or whatever. and i'm saying that as someone who is really into steppe warfare. it's often not rewaridng for lack of sources, but that's what you have to deal with.
Posted on: 06/04/2013 19:35:00
Posted by: Gaiiten
Total Posts: 7
Joined Date: Sunday, 19 April 2009
Due the Sassanian Guards units, you could rely on Shanahme, the Ayin-Nameh, Al-Tabari and even later Islamic Manual to get a reliable picture about them.
Posted on: 07/04/2013 11:26:00
Posted by: Ardashir51
Total Posts: 12
Joined Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Count me in as another customer for a Warriors book on the savaran.
Posted on: 17/04/2013 04:36:00
Posted by: Gaiiten
Total Posts: 7
Joined Date: Sunday, 19 April 2009
A warrior title about the Iranian Pahlavan chivalry can include both Parthians and Sassanids and this chivalry influenced later both Islamic and Western chivalry.
Posted on: 18/04/2013 09:19:00
Posted by: william
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I thought I might have a crack at a WARRIOR on the Immortals after finishing Plataea (and as an admirer of the Persians in that era) but there is so little source material and I found it just couldn't be done.
Posted on: 22/04/2013 23:55:00
Posted by: Pompeius Minus
Total Posts: 6
Joined Date: Tuesday, 30 April 2013
Please do William, I read Shadows in the Desert which is very interesting but also shows that you could go into a lot more detail on the subject of Greek vs Persian tactics and equipment. Not a well covered subject at all compared to e.g. Romans vs barbarians.
Posted on: 31/05/2013 13:54:00

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