A 1970s celebration of Achaemid Persia? As in, pre-Alexander the Great Persia?
What does this have anything to do with the topic at all?
A specific unit of them may have been trained to replace the Qizilbash, but they were around for centuries before that and predate the Qizilbash entirely.
I don’t get what’s the obsession with having the Qizilbash as a must have, absolutely necessary, iconic unit of Persia. Yes, they founded the Safavid Dynasty, which means they’d make an excellent native site unit, which they already are.
But they acted mostly on their own and were for the most part just a thorn on the side for the remaining Shahs of the Safavid, moreover, they were relevant only for the first half of the period of the first of the four Persian Dynasties covered in this game’s period.
There weren’t Qizilbash military units under the Afsharid, the Zand nor the Qajar, compare with the Gholams which, as I showed above, rose up from being a persian answer to the Janissaries to being the most reliable and important cavalry unit in the Persian armies dynasty after dynasty.
anyways, onto other cavalry units:
The Savaran, which is already part of the civ design.
Worth mentioning is that Savaran just means cavalry, which is kinda lame as a unit name, but technically that’s what they were called, so what’s one to do about it.
A few other unit names can be found if strictly necessary.
Qajar fortunately has much better info, probs because I have a book exclusively dedicated to that topic:
There’s the armored cavalry as a specialist unit.
This period also saw extensive reforms, so you can have Nizam cavalry as the main unit. However all descriptions of this unit say that they performed markedly poorly, so not a good representative of Persian armies by any means.
However, Militia units performed much better and made the bulk of their cavalry forces, being the most effective part of the Qajar armies.
They offer a wide variety of weapon options too, up to and including Javelineers. Which is always a plus.