The Cossacks expansion for EU IV announced
New diplomatic options and more being added to the grand strategy game
Paradox has announced The Cossacks, the newest expansion to historical grand strategy game Europa Universalis IV.
The expansion pays homage to these fiercely independent soldiers, and some of the elite cavalry of Poland and Russia through early-modern history. The central new mechanic is the Estate system. You can assign control of your provinces to local factions – priests, nobles, or even Cossacks – sacrificing some income in the name of lower unrest, more manpower or cheaper cavalry. You must keep an eye these Estates; if they get too strong, they may make a move on your throne. If they feel neglected, they may interfere with efficient governance.
New Diplomatic Options let players set a public attitude to foreign powers. Designate neighboring provinces as “places of interest”, build trust with other nations, and entice allies with the promise of land for their support. Tengri is now a Syncretic faith, allowing it to tolerate a secondary religion as if it were a national faith. You can now restore a previous culture to a converted province, or convert a province you hold to a culture that is not your own, and more.
The Cossacks will come to digital retailers and the Paradox store in late 2015.