Cossacks 3: Days of Brilliance. New units

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Foxzibit, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Foxzibit

    Foxzibit Administrator Staff Member

    Dear friends!

    Today we'll slightly open the curtain and provide you with some exciting insights on our upcoming DLC – Cossacks 3: Days of Brilliance.

    New look for additional units in our upcoming DLC was created in the same way as for the base game. A raw sketch, few examples you can see below, is created by our historical advisor - a guy that makes sure we won't accidentally make winged hussars an exclusive unit of Turkey or nerf glorious serdiuks in any possible way. Jokes aside, it is a crucial member of our team, that's responsible for historical accuracy of... everything in our game: from the names of units to the way hetmans sit on their horses.

    After getting a rough sketch and some points about a proper color scheme, we forward the info to the guys responsible for in-game models. This is the main difference between Cossacks 1 and Cossacks 3, as in the first iteration we used sprites - simple two-dimensional drawings, while every unit in C3 is a full-fledged 3D model, which you can thoroughly examine at every angle. Some may call our models a bit crude, but what other game can support up to 16,000 units per map, eh? :)

    By the way, sketches below may give you a hint on what new unique units for Denmark, the Netherlands and Poland to expect in our upcoming DLC, 'Days of Brilliance'. Will you be able to guess their roles and names?

    That's it for today, stay tuned as more exciting news are coming in the nearest future :)

    Have a nice day!
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  2. Commodore

    Commodore Active Member

    How about Cossacks Back to War, where there was no limit, you could have 100,000 units or more. And the game still ran about 3 times as fast as C3.
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  3. Foeurdr

    Foeurdr Moderator Staff Member

    From top to bottom, I think the first is the XVIIth musketeer of Netherland, followed by a polish rider (some short of dragoon ?), then a danish grenadier and musketeer and finally a dragoon for Netherland
  4. Francesco_Cavalli

    Francesco_Cavalli Active Member

    Lovely 17thc musket and grenadier - have you got a source for the black uniform though? If it is dutch I think the blue and yellow/red ones are a bit more iconic
  5. colonelburton

    colonelburton Active Member

    For the last I think rather a musketeer 18th of the Netherlands :)
  6. Foeurdr

    Foeurdr Moderator Staff Member

    I don't think so, he really look like a mounted unit, look at his shoes that got spurs, his bag is held higher like cavalry rather than infantry and his rifle also seems shorter and doesn't have a bayonet.
  7. SamSam

    SamSam New Member

    I'd love to see a "Chosen Man" unit as part of the England nation, as depicted brilliantly in Sharpe:

  8. Karol Tott

    Karol Tott New Member

    The second unit is some sort of a new polish cavalryman?
  9. emulert

    emulert Member

    from a movie ?
  10. Commodore

    Commodore Active Member

    They would have to be a new unit from the 17c barracks - skirmishers or rangers perhaps.
    I would like to see mounted officers eg Bromhead from England, which should be named Britain really, especially as Highlanders were a Scottish division.
  11. SamSam

    SamSam New Member

    Yes, sort of. Sharpe was the main character from a series of novels set during the Napoleonic Wars, later turned into a TV Series. He was an English commoner who rose through the ranks, and led the "Chosen Men" of the 95th Rifles. The Chosen Men were I suppose a little bit like modern day commandoes; a small unit, it moved quickly and was highly skilled in various things.

    Agree with Commodore too, "England" should be "Britain". You could always have a unit of Welsh and Irish Guards, as well as the African style red coat depicted in Zulu.

    Mounted Officers would be great, and even create a hierarchy in the ranks leading to a General?

    There's so much potential with this game :)
  12. What are you talking about? 19th century?
  13. Commodore

    Commodore Active Member

    ok yes the Zulu wars were 19th C but still i think it would be a nice unit to have, similar to the Hetman from Ukraine. I am no historian !
  14. A am a little bit shocked, since the photo of your profile depicts a man from the 18th century. The guns used on the British side during the the Zulu war were breach-loading guns. The fire rate and the accuracy of those weapons where far better then the guns of the 17th to 18th century. The tactics changed, too. during the Napoleonic wars, e. g. the formations were used then in a more flexible manner. The hats changed. As you can see on the previosly posted picture, the tricorn hat was replaced by the shako.
  15. Commodore

    Commodore Active Member

  16. Yes, the gameplay is most important. That's my opinion too. Nevertheless we should appreciate it, that the company likes to have accurate units. Ugly fantasy units one can find everywhere.

    In my homeland there are several clubs, who use to wear uniforms, guns and other equipment from the 18th century. They call themselves historic actors. Even women wear clothes of that age. They emphasize accurateness. I made the connaissance of a man, who build a detailed 18th cannon on his own account. Really impressing. The infantry guns are mostly made in India.
  17. Francesco_Cavalli

    Francesco_Cavalli Active Member

    The emergence of sharpshooting light infantry is really a 19th century thing. If we were being really historical, 17th Century dragoons would dismount to fulfill that role. France and Austria were some of the first countries to adopt lightly armed irregulars (hence the pandurs and chasseurs) followed by Prussia. As far as I know the use of rangers was more of a factor in the colonies than in Europe.

    For diversity I think having unique 18th Century musketeer uniforms for each nation would be my choice which is why I think the above is fantastic. And for diversity of gameplay, morale!
  18. Rangers were only in the North American colonies, I believe, too. E. g. the rangers of major Roberts. During the 17th uniforms came in fashion. The uniforms were different within one nation. The depended of the type of unit, e. g. musketier or grenadier and sometimes of the regiment, especially in Germany. I guess England and France hat the most unique uniforms. During Ameracan independance war the tactics changed. I guess, that e. g. general Lafayette brought that information back to France and the French revolution army practiced it later. For the other nations, e. g. Hessians, the learning effect is documented.

    To our morale mentioning: indeed in many battles the troups tend to flee, if they get into a worse situation. If the enemy is much stronger (perhaps thru upgrades) the unit should flee. A tactical withdrawal (in case of inferiority) should also be implemented in C 3.
  19. Furious Peasant

    Furious Peasant Active Member

    Very nice drawings. Thank you for posting them.
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