Although it may not offer an answer to all your Cossacks woes, simply because at the end of the day you're playing within the constraints of the game against a computer with limited AI and not a free-acting, free-thinking human, The Art Of War is still a solid, comprehensive follow up to a great game.
SavvyPlayer has created a Cossacks Reference site for the Art of War and Baddogs famous mod. According to SavvyPlayer:
The reference has an updated, thorough comparison of each nation in the game, a list of hints & tips for getting the most out of the game, and an interactive unit database available in both German and English.
Dungeon Siege Heaven has become the 13th heaven for Heaven Games. Dungeon Siege is a RPG under development by Gas Powered Games. Here is the official press release:
PRESS RELEASE HeavenGames LLC 122 N. Cornell Ave. Villa Park, IL 60181 Web Site: www.heavengames.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information contact: Tom Mescher, CEO email@example.com
HEAVENGAMES LAUNCHES DUNGEON SIEGE HEAVEN February 12, 2001 - HeavenGames LLC announced today that it has launched Dungeon Siege Heaven ( http://ds.heavengames.com ), the first in HeavenGame's lineup of sites dedicated to Role-Playing Games.
Due in store shelves across America in April 2002, "Dungeon Siege" combines the immersive elements of a role-playing game with over-the-top intensity and non-stop action. "Dungeon Siege" plunges you into a continuous 3-D fantasy world where you face off against an army of evil that has been unleashed. You begin as a humble farmer, and as you travel through the world and gain new skills, you can gather a party of up to eight characters to aid you.
"Dungeon Siege" also features the Siege Editor. The editor gives you the freedom to rework nearly every aspect of the game, making "Dungeon Siege" not only a game, but also a role-playing platform for those who want to create their own characters, spells, dungeons - even entire worlds. You can post these user-created files to Dungeon Siege Heaven, making them available for anyone to download and explore, or play as a multiplayer game
Dungeon Siege Heaven will be dedicated to featuring extensive coverage of Dungeon Siege as the game is being developed, and will bring you the latest news on the game, as well as chats with developers in the forums.
ABOUT HEAVENGAMES, LLC HeavenGames LLC, based in Villa Park, Illinois, is a privately-owned web-content publisher geared towards the creation of special-interest sites for Real-Time Strategy and City-Builder games. Its sites, contents, vast amounts of resources, as well as a dedicated staff & management team make HeavenGame's sites the premier destination for gamers worldwide.
February 11, 2002
AoW Review at Total Games.net Posted @ 9:34 PM || TNK
The Art of War Released in the UK! Posted @ 7:45 PM || TNK
The Art of War Cossacks expansion pack is finally availible in stores in the United Kingdom! With over 35 new features, this add-on is a must for any UK Cossacks fan!
Also, the highly anticipated modification created by baddog is finally availible for download at the Cossacks Fanpage. Currently the mod is only for the English and German versions of the add-on, however the French and Russian version should be avalible in the next few days.
February 7, 2002
World Ranking System in the Art of War Posted @ 6:25 PM || TNK
The Art of War add-on will come with a "World Ranking systrem", according to CDV. The ranking system will have the following features:
Players will be able to view the Country, user name, gender, date of birth and clans of an individual player
Title, trophies, and rank will change as victories are gained
Constant updates for players so they know where they are in the league
Players can join a game in progress as a spectator or referee
Games played can be recorded and sent as an MPEG for others to view
Customisation of Clan emblems/logos can be put next to the players name
One of the easiest multiplayer games to start
You can get more information here. The Art of War should be availible in United Kingdom stores tomorrow!