Persian Heroes


Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar

Cost: 200 Gold

Information: (630 BC to 562 BC): Although he is slow to anger, Nebuchadnezzar will quickly leap into a fray if his people are in danger. For melee combat, he uses a mighty axe, but he’s also extremely proficient with his bow, which fires arrows in lightning-fast succession. He can zoom in x2 with his bow.

As Nebuchadnezzar gains experience, the firing speed of his bow increases. He is extremely agile and fast on the battlefield, able to slash his foes and quickly move on.

Weaknesses: His low stamina limits the amount of time that Nebuchadnezzar can spend in Hero Command.

History: Nebuchadnezzar, first prince and later king of Babylon (c.605-562BC), was especially known for his conquest of Jerusalem and rebuilding of Babylon. While yet prince, his ailing father Nabopollassar sent him out to fight against the Egyptians of whom he totally crushed and destroyed their strong city of Carchemish. From there he continued and conquered the whole of Syria-Palestine and brought the entire city of Jerusalem under his subjection taking a great number of Jewish hostages, among whom according to Biblical text were Daniel and his 3 companions. Shortly thereafter his father died and he hastened home to Babylon to take the throne. The rest of his life was spent organizing conquered territories, subduing rebellions, suffering near-defeats against the Egyptians, laying a 2 year siege against Jerusalem--destroying the city itself and the temple as a result of king Zedekiah's rebellion, and eventually subjugating Tyre after a siege of 13 years. Nebuchadnezzar will also always be remembered as a great builder, not to mention those splendid hanging gardens that helped make Babylon the world's greatest ancient city of the time.

Sargon II
Sargon II

Cost: 200 Gold

Information: (763 to 705 BC): Sargon II wields a massive scimitar, which he uses to hack his enemies to bits. When he needs to attack from a distance, Sargon II switches to the Bow of Atar, a weapon of incalculable power that fires multiple arrows simultaneously. As Sargon II gains experience, he can fire even more arrows, which will utterly decimate enemy formations. A master archer, Sargon II inflicts the maximum damage with each shot. In Marksman Mode, Sargon II can zoom in x2.

Weaknesses: His low constitution and hit points make Sargon II susceptible to melee attackers.

History: Sargon II was one of the greatest kings to reign over Assyria. He conquered Samaria, Media, Urartu, and eventually Babylon c. 712 BC. He was well known for his writings and works of engineering; he built the new capital of Babylon, Dur Sharrukin (now known as Korsabad) from 713 to 705 BC. Sargon II was killed in an ambush.