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New Nations in Cossacks 'Art of War' Explained - Screens

by Rainier on Dec. 5, 2001 @ 1:05 p.m. PST

Four hundred years ago, mainland Europe resounded to the sounds of bloody battles, as nations were created and fell, fortunes made and lost, and new military tactics were developed. Cossacks: The Art of War recreates these battles on an epic scale.

Featuring more than 35 enhancements to the original, The Art Of War is designed to add a new lease of life to the critically acclaimed game, which went straight to number one when it was first released in March 2001 and was a permanent fixture in the PC top ten for nearly six months(source ChartTrack 2001).

The original Cossacks: European Wars gave us 16 of the mightiest European Nations to command, this time round you will get to lead 2 more in to victory as this weeks top feature focuses on the New Nations Bavaria and Denmark.

Bavaria was rather an independent state and provided quite a substantial influence on European policy; they took an active part in the European Wars of 17-18th centuries. During the war of the Spanish Succession Bavaria sided with France against the English and Austrians. They also participated in the Thirty Years’ War and War of the Austrian Succession, a formidable nation indeed.

Like all nations in Cossacks, the developers GSC have taken the meticulous task of re-creating unique architecture and no detail has been spared as you can see from the visuals below. Their unique soldier is the Bavarian 18th Century Musketeer, with stats to rival almost any European nation, Bavaria adds a new twist to tactics and strategies in Cossacks: European Wars.

Denmark under the reign of the Danish kings was unified with Sweden and Norway. In 1536 Lutheranism was introduced in the Danish state and by the 18th century a territorial conflict flared up between Sweden and Denmark. The Danish-Swedish War on the Baltic Sea was a fierce one concluding in the defeat of Denmark… All this closely recreated will give armchair generals a chance to come up with alternative strategies and maybe shift the battle in favor of Denmark.

Well known for great architecture, you can now marvel at their buildings of that time. With a unique 18th Century Musketeer that could take out buildings with grenades, Denmark certainly could hold it’s own. The one disadvantage they do have is the cost of these powerful soldiers, so manage them carefully or you may just have a mutiny on your hands.


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