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 (72 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


About This Game

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
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This is a "like/recommend" with conditions...

1. buy it in a bundle (bundle stars is currently selling the series for $2.99)
2. Know that there is zero support for any of the games in the series
3. Expect problems, and don't expect the fixes to be easy. The patches and fixes for the retail hard copy of the game do NOT work for the Steam version
4. Win7 onward hates these games; high end graphics cards hate these games as well
5. It's a great series of games when they work
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
As I think the Win 7 64 Bit is unstable and crashes randomly. But the game is very, very nice. But couldn't play it too much - as I said. So this should be fixed or do not recommend it for Win 7 - if you know that this game will crashes!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Nie działa na win 8, a Twórcy nic z tym nie robia
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
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.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
So far works very well on Windows 8 AMD System
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
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..
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
If you have windows 7 do not buy this game; it is too choppy to play and steam won't help you they will just take your money....
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1 of 9 people (11%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
do not buy this its doesnt work
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
i dont why but it says that the graphics mode is not sapported help!!!!!!!!!!!
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6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Battle for europe mode is an ingenious indie game hidden inside a ♥♥♥♥ty game.
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6.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
I like the game. Only wish I could play and install it on my laptop but Steam won't let me do that.
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13.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
This is a game which is not really well known, but is overlooked. Some people might be turned off by the poor graphics, but this game is awesome even without the Total War-standard look. I've spent hours on this game. I remember having a battle where I did not know if I was going to win and at any moment the enemy waa going to break through my lines. It was really stressful, yet amazingly fun.
This game is like Total War. There are turns and the battles are really similar, but for some reason it is very simple, which is a good thing. I recommend this game for any history fanatic like me and for those who want a break from Total War (if that's possible).
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6.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Great cossacks game!

Battle for europe is a stand alone expansion from Cossacks II: Napoleonic wars, and it expands the amount of playable factions by 3. So BFE is preferred over the based game.
previous cossacks games used mines and peasants to gather resources, now you capture a village and it produces the resources for you, (except for wood and stone). This way the focus is more on fighting than on resource managing.
there are both skirmish battles (the normal RTS game), battles where all troops are already on the field, like Waterloo etc. and the battle for europe (like Risk).
If you have €5 to spare and you're looking for a nice RTS set in the napoleonic area, this is something for you;
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3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 13
Greate strategy game .similar to alexander the greate and age of empires. beautiful game I greately recomand it
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17.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Pretty good game despite being a little glitchy at times, Would play again with friends.
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16.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game is a perfect old time rts. Cossacks 2 bfe has all what a strategy loving player needs. You have fast economy (building your base in 10 minutes). Massive battles with over 5000 units!!! Perfect tactics, units have formations, morale, stamina.
Realistic terrain tactics, like trees make you lose accuracy, you cant shoot over building (only artillery), standing on highland increases the range of your units, units can lose formation and be forced to flee. Each unit can either shoot and reload or fight melee.
Realistic economy, shooting is based on resources, you have to have coal to reload. Units can die if you have no food. To get resources you have to defeat and control villages, resources are delivered by mules which gives another tactical advantage.

Overall i rate this game 8/10 because it is military/tactic focused. Graphic has practically no requirements. Gives you massive battles and lots of tactical possibilities.

Single player - AI is plain stupid
Multiplayer - very few players

Buy this game, and tell your friends to buy it too, get more players because this game is worth saving!

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10.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
It is a great game and Steam is the only way to play it on Windows 7.
It was never a stable game so don't expect it to be.
If you want to have some awesome time with one on the best RTS of all times, spend 5 bucks.
I am just amazed I can play it again.
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5.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
this game is quite a challeging game, it is the ulitmate representation of 18th century warfare.

like: the realstic fiteage system, Reload time

Dislike: no formation auto fire, infinate building for unit, annoying bugs and glitichs

funny thing: i was cunfused by between Cossacks 2 and 1
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
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
- 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
+ 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
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2013
Verry Good Game! I picked it up because I had some money left in a prepaid card and was verry surprised! I play it now with some friends and it is great!

+ Game focused on strategy and tactics.
+ Historically Accurate.
+ Artstyle still looks good in my opinion.
+- Slow Paced ( Good in my opinion)
- Needs more team maps.
- Not much players online.. so bring your friends!
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