Allegiance: The KARDS winter expansion is live!

2 months ago

Allegiance, the enormous first KARDS expansion, has arrived on December 10. Allegiance introduces 150 cards along with the two new ally nations of France and Italy.


The additional allies add new flavors, enable interesting new battlefield tactics and significantly increase the strategic depth of the game. Numerous balance updates and bug fixes round up this completely free expansion.

Completely for free, Allegiance is an automatic update for all KARDS players.

A new era for KARDS

With the arrival of Allegiance on December 10, KARDS has entered a completely new era.
These are the highlights of Allegiance:

  • Two new nations become playable as ally nations: France and Italy
  • 150 new cards in total with 22 for each of the existing five nations
  • Elite cards can no longer be used for ally nations
  • 3 new core abilities: Resistance, Mobilize and Alpine
  • 26 completely new achievements and tweaks to existing achievements
  • Balance updates for eleven existing cards
  • Draft matches include now France and Italy as ally nations, and yield expansion card pack as reward until the end of this month
  • Numerous bug fixes and UI improvements

For the full details on all changes, head over to the KARDS Allegiance patch notes or read the detailed release news.
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Two new Nations

With new abilities and keywords, the new ally nations let you explore and develop completely new strategies!

The French cards span the entire war effort with units from before the Fall of France through to the Free French Forces. With a strong Resistance theme, the French cards bring a new mechanic designed to disrupt enemy play and to disrupt your opponent’s hand.

The Italian forces are more aggressive as they are designed to seize the initiative by taking the frontline and overwhelming the enemy. Italian units benefit from operating together as they give buffs when played in unison.

Read more about the new nations in the blog Two new ally nations with Allegiance: Welcome France and Italy

New Game Mechanics

Expanding player choice and versatility, Alliance introduced new abilities to KARDS closely tied to the new ally nations. The new abilities in Allegiance are called Mobilize, Alpine and Resistance.

Alliance also introduces new mechanics related to choice, the power of choice in playing a card and in drawing cards and selecting the right tool for the task.

Read more about the new game mechanics in the blog KARDS Allegiance - New game mechanics explained!

New cards and new Achievements

Alongside the two new nations, the existing five nations receive 22 new cards each as reinforcements as well. These cards bolster current strategies and enable you to explore fresh directions with each nation.

Part of Allegiance is also a balance pass on eleven existing cards.

To celebrate the arrival of our latest KARDS reinforcements, we have added 26 new achievements! Prove that you are a worthy leader, can you claim all the new achievements?

We have also added new daily missions for new players!

Read more about the new game mechanics in the blog KARDS Allegiance - New achievements and card updates!

Further Info

There is a lot more to KARDS Allegiance than these highlights! Check out the details on the KARDS Steam page:

For the full details on all changes, head over to the KARDS Allegiance patch notes on Steam.
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