COTM129 Xerxes of Persia In the 129th Conquests Game of the Month you will rule as Xerxes over the Persians, who are Scientific and Industrious. You start the game with the knowledge of Bronze Working and Masonry. Your unique unit is the Immortals, a replacement for the Swordsman with a stronger punch. The game plays on a standard-sized continents map with 30% land area. This is your starting location: The normal changes to the Conquests rules apply to this game: Iron locations are fixed, and Workers insted of Settlers can be popped from Goody Huts. In addition to this, the following changes have been made to terrain causing Disease in order to limit the impact of chance on the competition: Flood Plains do not cause Disease Jungles and Wetland have their Disease level lowered from 50% to 25% Knowledge of Sanitation cancels Disease in Jungles and Wetlands Furthermore, one of the opponents in the game is Austria. So make sure to have your PediaIcons.txt file updated as described in the Game Schedule 2017 thread. Scope of the Game Civilization: Persia Difficulty: Emperor Map size: Standard Map topology: Continents Rivals: Seven pre-selected Barbarians: Raging Required victory condition: None Submissions are due by 29 March, 2017. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE! After the game is released on 15 February, the start file will be available here.