Cossacks II: Battle for Europe is DLC for "Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars" presenting new nations with the possibility to wage multiplayer battles.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (68 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 19, 2006
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Includes 8 items: Cossacks: Back to War, Cossacks: Campaign Expansion, Cossacks: Art of War, Cossacks: European Wars, Cossacks II: Battle for Europe, Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars, American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back

 

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Let the battle begin! The Cossacks II: Battle for Europe add-on continues the renowned Cossacks II:Napoleonic Wars game. It depicts the rather short historic period of the Napoleonic wars. The Napoleon wars changed Europe forever, leading to the formation of empires and putting an end to almost one thousand years of constant strife between small states. The game provides mass-scale battles between thousands-strong armies of the nations involved in conflicts during this period. The theatres of operation introduce France, Britain, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Egypt, and three nations not represented in the original game – Spain, the Grand Duchy of Warsaw (Poland), and the Confederation of the Rhine.

The Cossacks II: Battle for Europe reconstructs in detail the soldiers' uniforms weapons and architecture of each nation. Each nation's army has its unique units and possibilities. The game includes over 180 units 190 buildings and 1200 flora and fauna elements. When developing the combat system the peculiarities of early 19th century warring were taken into account as was the value of formations provisions and troop morale. Tactical tricks utilized by military commanders of the time are fully reflected in the game. An "honest" system of bullet and cannonball ballistics based on physics is an innovative addition to the Cossacks engine. Other engine features include 3-dimensional landscaping which creates realistic-looking scenery and towns and impacts combat tactics. For example the firing range of a subdivision of soldiers or a cannon positioned at the top of a hill is greater than the firing range of a unitstationed on flat terrain.

Key features:

  • Control the French, Russians, Austrians, Britons, Prussians, or Egyptians -- master new weapons and tactics during a time that redefined the meaning of modern warfare.
  • Fight through historically inspired battles of the 19th century, with massive armies colliding in different types of terrain and weather.
  • Battles on real historical scale with tens of thausands of units on one map.
  • Realistic Troop Morale System - Well-fed troops live longer and grow in experience to become valuable battlefield assets, while fierce and overwhelming opponents, or marching long distances will cause morale to drop
  • Enhanced diplomacy tools help you create treaties that give you the advantages

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP / Vista™ / Windows® 7
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Hard disk space: 350MB
    • Video:Video Card with 64MB dedicated memory and DirectX 9 Compatible
    • Sound:Sound card with DirectX 9.0 support
    • DirectX®:9.0 or higher
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
A great little known classic with many unique RTS featrues not seen in other RTS games up until recently.
Ahead of it's time but still a little buggy. An ambitious game that for the most part is a winner.
For those who like napoleonic warfare, this is a fun game that has Russian devs that come from the napoleonic re-enactment capital of the world, Russia. A lot of detail to be had here, glorious uniforms and many nations are represented.
Posted: May 17
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
So far works very well on Windows 8 AMD System
Posted: May 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Much Improved over Napoleonic Wars...Especially AI and Stability...still some frame rate and crash issues....Save Often...New missions are always welcome..and quite diverse...Overall a Very Solid Game...runs easily on basic Laptops..
Posted: June 2
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
i dont why but it says that the graphics mode is not sapported help!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: May 22
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
The frame rate is so slow I could redraw the sprites in real time. And this is after having issues to get the game to start. Do not buy seriously.
Posted: April 29
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
While a nice addition to the Cossacks series, if you're looking for the arcady feel of the old cossacks game this game is not for you. This game is great, but has a very distinctively different feel to the older games, so it's best not to go with too many preconcieved notions on how it should be.

That being said once you reach a certain mass you will still get the classic "realism" feel and the combat has a lot of nice touches to it even though the extremely "mechanical" aspect to it does kind of make it less fluid.

Both PRO & CON
+/- food and resources are based on strategic resource points
+/- there is a little more realism to the combat
Cons:
- combat is a little more stiff then the older games (by design)
- the added weight to the combat doesn't seem to add too much depth to it over long games
Pros:
+ buildings and towns look more realisticly proportioned (especially compared to the first games)
+ units are more realistic
+ campaign felt more interesting (from what I played of it)
+ the new combat mechanics creates nice situations sometimes
Posted: November 27, 2013
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