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Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars (Windows)

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Description

The sequel to Cossacks, Cossacks 2: Napoleonic Wars is set in the 18th–19th century and involves Europe and parts of Africa. Surprisingly it has little to do with Napoleon. You can play as six nations, all of which have their own units and available tactics (the British can use congreve rockets, the Egyptians can use Taureg mercenaries, etc). There are over 140 different unit types available.

Some of the changes from the original Cossacks are that the economic and empire-building parts of the game have been de-emphasised and combat is given a higher priority. Also, there's the inclusion of factors such as morale and fatigue. If your troops are exhausted and you force them to fight a battle, they'll have weak morale and will probably break ranks and run after suffering a few casualties. Terrain also has a big impact, trees will shield your men against bullets and shrapnel and if your men are firing from a hill they'll receive an attack bonus.

There's a campaign mode, a series of pre-set battles, a Conquer Europe mode, and the traditional start-from-scratch mode in the original Cossacks.

Screenshots

Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Napoleon's forces in Russia
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Our troops are moving
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows FIRE!
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "哥萨克II:拿破仑战争" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Казаки II: Наполеоновские войны" -- Russian spelling
  • "Kozacy II: Wojny Napoleońskie" -- Polish title
  • "Kasakad II: Napoleoni sõjad" -- Estonian title
  • "Cossacks 2: Napoleonské války" -- Czech title

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The Press Says

JeuxVideoPC.com Apr 28, 2005 17 out of 20 85
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Jun 06, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Fragland.net May 06, 2005 81 out of 100 81
Deaf Gamers 2005 8 out of 10 80
PC Games (Germany) May 18, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) May, 2005 77 out of 100 77
1UP May 24, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Action May 18, 2005 75 out of 100 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2005 74 out of 100 74
GameSpy Apr 28, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Historic anniversary

2005 is the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar, which is regarded by many historians as the turning point of the Napoleonic Wars. Fitting, eh?
Maw (849) added Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars (Windows) on Jun 29, 2005