- Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The game was hugely popular in France. How popular? Between one third and fourty per cent of the game's global sales were made there alone in the 2000s. It's not really surprising if the sequel focused on The Napoleonic Wars.
- Protagonist Title Fallacy: The game and its expansions do have Cossack units and there is a campaign centered on the Cossack Hetmanate in Ukraine in the 17th century, but the other campaigns (bar parts of the Russian and Polish) are not about Cossacks at all, since it covers conflicts between a lot of other European nations of the 17th century and early 18th century from France and Great Britain to Russia, with also the Ottoman empire.
YMMV / Cossacks European Wars