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Persia crosses its gulf to make an assault on the Arabs. This is an interesting strategic decision for Darius, though, to be fair, he lacked other options. The shelf life on the Immortal was ending, Timur and the Afghans presented very difficult targets to the north and the east, and Sri Lanka and its Negombo output not enough of a prize to justify their war and expense. Gaza seems ripe for the taking (only 2 archers and 18 shields would have a hard time against the 15-20 units in the whole of the Persian army), but Baghdad’s position on the war and luxury resources has to look… well, luxurious.