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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.

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Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Cossacks 2's buildings really are to scale
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Main Menu
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows FIRE!
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Cossacks 2 is hardly humanitarian

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
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 03, 2005 78 out of 100 78
Armchair Empire, The Aug 08, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Games (Germany) May 18, 2005 78 out of 100 78
IGN Apr 26, 2005 7.7 out of 10 77
2404.org PC Gaming May 18, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
PC Action May 18, 2005 75 out of 100 75
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2005 74 out of 100 74
GamingExcellence May 15, 2005 7.2 out of 10 72
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 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