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Set around 200BC to 200AD, Cohort II give you the opportunity to set up battles between Roman armies of varying size and type, between warring races of barbarians, or to pit a Roman army and barbarian horde against each other. Over two dozen scenarios are provided (with the separate Scenario Cards) for those wishing to "draw their swords" immediately into a challenging battle. Your computer opponent has a variety of different tactics at its disposal, and will vary them depending on how the battle progresses. So even if you play the same scenario again and again, it won't be the same game twice.


Cohort II DOS Introduction: a bit of history
Cohort II DOS Title screen
Cohort II DOS Setup screen
Cohort II DOS Intro: surely a played-out scenario all gamers are tired of revisiting!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Cohort II: Fighting for Rome" -- In-game title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jun, 1993 10 out of 12 83
PC Games (Germany) May, 1993 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker Jun, 1993 28 out of 100 28
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 28 out of 100 28
PC Player (Germany) May, 1993 21 out of 100 21


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Owners of another Impressions product, Caesar, could link up the two games and defend their Roman cities on the battlefield.


Interestingly enough, both Cohort and Cohort II both have the same subtitle: Fighting for Rome.

Information also contributed by jeff leyda
William Shawn McDonie (1182) added Cohort II (DOS) on Jan 03, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (66852)