Odenathus vs Persians
Odenathus vs Persians
Scenario information
Game RomeIcon Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
Campaign Enemies of Rome
Civilization Palmyrans
Color Blue
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 4
Previous The Revolt of Spartacus
Next N/A
Odenathus, Lord of Palmyra (Odenathus vs Persians in the original) is the fourth and last scenario of the Enemies of Rome campaign in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. The Palmyrans must face the Persian armies on the battlefield.

Scenario Instructions Edit

The Emperor and the main Roman armies are busy defending other frontiers. They are relying on you, Odenathus, Prince of Palmyra, to defend the East. Persians are besieging the city of Edessa and have captured other towns nearby. You are to drive the Persians from the area.

Objective Edit

  • Destroy the Persians.


  • Player (Palmyrans ): The player starts with a small fortified base, protected by walls and towers with a small group of Slingera and Bowmen, and two undefended small base near the center of the map.

Strategy Edit

You start off with a small fortified base, protected by walls and towers with a small force of Slingers and Bowmen, and two undefended small gathering bases near the center of the map - one Granary with Berry Bushes, and one Storage Pit with Gold and Stone Mines.

Your enemy, Persia (red) have two bases, both somewhat large with plenty of resources available and already have a force of Bowmen and Stone Throwers in their first base.

The Walls and Towers will protect your base for now, so split your troops between the two outposts, and build some military buildings there while you train more Villagers. The Palmyrans have good archers, so train some Composite Bowmen as soon as possible. If the Persians use lots of Cavalry, train Camel Riders, but if not, save the resources.

Your Composite Bowmen, plus some Stone Throwers or Ballistas, will be enough to take down the enemy if you act quickly. If you decide to gather resources and wait patiently, make sure to create plenty of Heavy Horse Archers, as they're efficient against almost all units if used properly, and Priests to convert Persia's Armored Elephants. Make sure the first base is completely destroyed before moving on to the next. Hunt down the last unit and victory will be yours.