A full-fledged sequel to Cossacks, after a lengthy development and ideas that couldn’t be implemented in the first part, invites players into a whole new era. But the strategy, which covers the Napoleonic Wars, has changed dramatically, from a freer city-building and fighting title to a more tied-up but more combat-focused creation. This became a particular hallmark of Napoleonic Wars, and one that has left its mark on the multiplayer experience.
Cossacks II brought several new additions to the series, one of which was Battle for Europe. In this game mode, you could fight for Napoleonic-era Europe on a map similar to Total War, and now there was an add-on dedicated to it with expanded options, more nations and tactical manoeuvres.