Tokugawa shouldn't have made fun of his do. I think you'll hold up well against Persia, the AI doesnt handle war well in general, and naval invasions in particular. Just watch out if he has marines, that can be dangerous. I don't have to tell you, but its usually good to let their ships get within range of the coast and blast them with artillery. You might not kill them, but they will retreat. That's one of the things I really like about Conquests, you can sink them with bombers after the shore battery softens them up(red-lines). BTW, If I didn't say so sooner, great story. I liked the art work in the first one much more, but the story is just as good. Great job!