Cossacks allows becoming aware of historical events' large scale. Thus, grandiose battles of up to 8000 units may be conducted on single or network game maps. The game contains much historical data, and the full version includes a spacious encyclopedia about wars, battles, nations, technologies, armies, and units having been used in Europe in XVI-XVIII centuries.
More than 85 large-scale wars and battles of XVI-XVIII centuries are available for single-player and multiplayer. The most noteworthy are: Thirty Years War (1618-1648), the English revolution, the English and Dutch wars, the War for Spanish Succession, the Northern war, the War for Austrian Succession, the Seven Years War, the Ukrainian independence war (1648-1657), sea wars against pirates, etc.