NEWS – Civilization’s Youtube channel has just published a video yesterday unveiling the newest addition to the roster of civilizations, Persia.
In Civilization 6, the Persian civilization is lead by Cyrus the Great.
Cyrus’ leader bonus is called Fall of Babylon. It allows the player to declare surprise wars with less diplomatic penalties and gives all Persian units bonus movement after declaring war.
With this leader bonus, the player can freely declare war on any other civilization in the game without suffering the heavy warmongering penalties. It’s quite a pain when you really need to declare war on someone but you just can’t due to the fear of being denounced by everyone in the game. Worry not, for this bonus will save you from those pesky peace-loving hippies.
It allows gives you a head start with the bonus unit movement. This bonus movement allows you to mobilize your units more quickly and hopefully start dealing damage to your enemy.
This leader bonus is historically accurate since it contradicts Tomyris’ leader bonus which she dislikes surprise wars. In history, Tomyris and Cyrus were not exactly in the best of terms so it is quite nice how the developers added this in.
The Persian civilization bonus is called Satrapies. You receive a free trade route after completing the Political Philosophy civic and receive more bonuses from internal trade routes.
This bonus is extremely beneficial in a scenario where there is no safe trade route other than your own cities, most probably happening during a war. You can be at war or be under pressure from surrounding barbarians and still have a fairly healthy economy.
The Persian civilization’s unique unit is called the Immortal. It is a melee and ranged unit which replaces the swordsman and has a strong combat defense. Judging by the reveal video, this unit has a ranged attack of two tiles.
This unit is extremely useful if you want to dish out some damage without getting hit yourself. You can range attack a city and when it is down to low health, you can most probably melee attack in order to capture it. Still not sure regarding the melee part though but since it is a swordsman replacement, it wouldn’t make sense if it didn’t have a melee attack.
Lastly, the Persian civilization’s unique improvement is called the Pairideza. This improvement provides culture, gold and appeal. It gets bonuses from adjacent districts and city centers. Provides more yields in later eras.
This improvement could prove useful if you are going for the culture victory or you are just short on gold.
That’s all the current information regarding the new civilization.
How will you lead your civilization? Will it stand the test of time?