The Persians fought a rematch with the Athenians. As in the first game, the Persians again were the defenders in spite of their higher aggression, and placed terrain accordingly. The Persians defend in Arable terrain, which means they must place either 1 Built Up Area or 2 plough as compulsory terrain pieces, and 2-3 other optional pieces. The Persians placed 2 plough and 2 scrub (rough going) pieces as shown. Neither side changed their allowed elements and used the same mix as before.
Discussion: The Persians were not able to delay the main hoplite battle line from closing for long, and their attempts to turn the Athenian flanks were too weak and were mostly countered. The terrain may have also hurt the Persians in this regard. The Persians will need to re-evaluate their choice of elements and terrain placement (though most was placed randomly).