Should the first Persian invasion of Greece be considered a Persian success?


Ad Honoris
Jan 2011
Could you explain how the Persians were fielding 350,000 soldiers, plus logistical aid (people, food, water, horses etc.) for the second invasion?
I assume this would include all the sailors in the combined persian fleet.....

Foot soldiers at Platea were no more than 100 000 and even this number is highly suspect...... circa 60 000 is more likely
Sep 2014
I would not consider it a success. The Scythians threw a scare into him, and he had one hell of an army following him. Shadow of Tomyris scared him off?

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