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Cossacks (Napoleonic Wars)
The first title in the Cossacks series was released in April 2001 by Strategy First Inc. and later re-released in April 2002 by CDV Software Entertainment AC The game was developed by Kiev-based GSC Game-world. Cossacks is a real time strategy (RTS) game set in 17th- and 18th-century Europe. In terms of game-play, Cossacks follows the established conventions of the RTS genre: Players gather resources (gold, wood, food, stone, iron and coal) and use them to construct buildings and military units, which are then sent out to attack enemy armies and buildings. Like other RTSs, Cossacks places a particular emphasis on resource management, but unlike the majority of RTSs, units require constant feeding of resources. If the faction runs out of resources, a penalty is applied. If a player runs out of gold, for example, military units that require maintenance ...