Yes. Following my father's example, I will fulfill what was denied him, and punish the Athenians for their meddling in Ionia. Send word across our dominion that I plan to gather an army the size the world has never seen before.
O Great Xerxes! The greatest Army of Persia is ready for conquest!
Four years later
Excellent. We shall head for war in the Athenian lands immediately.
We have received word the Persians yet again attempt to wage war with us. You Spartans are no longer under any religious restrictions . Will you join with us Athenians against the Persians, Leonidas?
Corinth, 481 BCE
The forces of Sparta will fight like the Gods against the eastern invaders alongside your men. We will engage the Persians at Thermopylae, for the terrain is nearly impassable for armies.
General Themistocles! The Persians are attacking their own allies in confusion! The enemy is helping us in their attempts to retreat!
Salamis, 480 BCE
Lord Xerxes, our fleet is in disarray in the narrow strait. Admiral Ariabignes has fallen and the Phoenecians are already retreating!
I do not have time to lose battles! The army can't be supplied forever, and I don't like being this far from the Persian mainland for this long!
Salamis, after the battle
General Themistocles! The Persian numbers were ineffective in the straits! The enemy retreats like babes before the tide!
Lord Xerxes, our numbers are useless in these confines. The Greeks have forced a retreat from all our forces!
These Greeks are becoming VERY annoying! I will not fail my father Darius in the conquest of those who supported the Ionian rebellion!
Athens, 479 BCE
...And the Persians have left the heart of Greece entirely! We will move to relieve Ionia, Macedonia, and Thrace from Persian tyranny, but for now, rejoice in our victory!!
Keep fighting! Use their fear to our advantage and win the war!
These Greeks need to burn like their beloved Athens!
Let this be a lesson to the Persians, that they shall never take Hellas!
The Persian Empire cannot be denied by a group of cities!