Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars (Windows)

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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.


Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Cossacks 2's buildings really are to scale
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Building a barrack
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Battle of the Pyramids
Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars Windows Fork in the road

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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Critic Reviews Apr 28, 2005 17 out of 20 85 Apr 15, 2005 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Apr 26, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Games (Germany) May 18, 2005 78 out of 100 78
GameStar (Germany) May, 2005 77 out of 100 77 PC Gaming May 18, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2005 74 out of 100 74
Factornews Jun 05, 2005 7 out of 10 70
PC Powerplay May, 2005 63 out of 100 63 (UK) Apr 25, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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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 (846) added Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars (Windows) on Jun 29, 2005