Still, there's good news at the Chersonese. Here we have had four phalangite groups gathered, waiting for an opportunity to cross into Asia. As it happens this has caused an arms race in the Troad, with the Persians trying to match our numbers. But due to our naval superiority their logistics system just isn't up to task, and several of their cities are out of food. Abydos, Troas and Assos all fall without resistance.