Iberia is a solid and able regional power south of the Caucasian Caucasus mountain range, within the region of Caucasia. It shares borders with the nations of Colchis to the west (together with whom would become a basis for future Georgian nation) , Legia to the north, Albania to the east and the major power of Armenia to the southwest. Iberia begins in with a sizable population, twice as large as its neighbouring Colchis. Unlike Colchis however, large portion of population of which are citizens and freemen, Iberia's population is largely tribal and slaves, and is also relatively more diverse with Armenian and Albanian minorities present. Iberia's starting army consists of 2 cohorts of archers, 2 cohorts of heavy infantry and 2 cohorts of heavy Cavalry. Iberia in 450 AUC starts in a dire situation and with relatively limited options. First priority should be to have access to the sea routes and thus, annexation of Colchis is a must. Next step should be conquest of Albania, a minor tribal state to the east. As both share the culture group with Iberians, local unrest should be relatively easy to manage. Be wary of Armenia from the south and seek stronger allies against them, their destruction should be a top priority. In this case, Alliance with the Seleukid Empire should be the best option if possible. After obliterating Armenia, there are two routes for the future development: Either to expand to Anatolian heartland and annex Persian-grouped provinces, or expand south-eastwards and form 20px Persia after defeating the Seleukid Empire. Either way however, after Armenia is annexed, things should be relatively easy to manage.
Iberia has a single unique country-specific decision as part of its unique event chain to improve its capital of Meschistha-Harmozike. The decision can be found in .
Pharnavaz have long had several ideas on how to improve the capital, and it is time to put them into motion now that he is in charge of Iberia. No longer will foreigners look at us as some backwater region, but with envy.
The days of Cyrus and Darius are long gone, but the Persian people remember the great empires built by their own. It is time to throw off the shackles of our foreign oppressors, and unite our people once again!
The following achievement(s) can be obtained by playing Iberia: