Theaters of War: The campaign-mode expansion

3 months ago

Large-scale reinforcements have arrived in KARDS with Theaters of War, adding massive single-player content.

The Theaters of War update brings five single-player campaigns to the game, each representing some of the most iconic battles of the era. The update includes 40 unique new cards that unlock as players complete the campaigns, delivering further depth and strategic gameplay. 

Highlights

Here are the highlights of Theaters of War:

  • Five complete single-player campaigns, one for each major nation
  • Each campaign has five historically inspired scenarios
  • Three different strategies to play through each campaign
  • Five new Headquarters and boards that can be used in PVP as well
  • 105 cards including 10 Elite cards

Single-player campaigns

KARDS five main nations - Britain, Germany, Japan, USA, and the Soviet Union - each receive their own unique campaign inspired by some of the most iconic battles of the Second World War. You can use one of three strategies to complete each campaign (more about that below). 

The Tunisian Campaign

Following Operation Torch and the fall of Morocco and Algeria, the race was on for Tunisia. 

Take charge of the British forces on their march to Tunis City to capture the capital and facilitate the surrender of all Axis forces in the area. 

You have available the following strategies (more about strategies below). 

  • Travel by the coast and getting naval support
  • Gain support from the Vichy French for numerical superiority
  • Outflank the Axis with your 'Blade Force' and American allies

El Alamein

In this campaign, you take charge of the German Afrika Korps sent to Libya to stem the advance of the British. Take the fight to Egypt, securing Alexandria and the Suez Canal itself.

You have available the following strategies (more about strategies below). 

  • Rely on Rommel's tactical prowess to get the most out of the troops
  • Secure the supply route and dominate in the long haul
  • Call in the Italian forces close in hand for support

Fall of the Philippines

Imperial Japan is on the offensive as they invade the Philippines hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. 

Successfully taking control of the Philippines secures a supply line from the Japanese home islands, provides a stepping stone for further conquests and deprives the US of an advance base in the region.

You have available the following strategies (more about strategies below). 

  • Focus on your jungle warfare experience
  • Rely on your air superiority
  • Go for the brute-force approach with battle-hardened units

Guadalcanal

The Guadalcanal campaign was the first major allied land offensive against the Empire of Japan. The island contains an airfield that can prove decisive in turning the allies from waging a defensive war into an offensive one.

You have available the following strategies (more about strategies below). 

  • Strengthen and rely on the core of the US marine force
  • Focus on securing the Henderson Field for air support
  • Rely on the US navy for support and keeping the Japanese at bay

Battle of Moscow

Operation Barbarossa saw Germans advance far into the Soviet Union on all fronts. After Kiev, most of the trained Soviet reserves were depleted and the Germans are on Moscow's doorsteps. 

Take charge of the Soviet defensive to halt the German advance to Moscow and take advantage of the winter to turn the tides of the invasion. 

You have available the following strategies (more about strategies below). 

  • Retreat your elite units from the Far Eastern front for support
  • Rely on the people of Moscow to dig entrenchments and anti-tank ditches into slowing down your enemy
  • Call in the reserves and get as many able bodies on the field

Strategies and upgrades

Each campaign offers three different strategies (see above) to achieve operational success. You will receive different units and orders throughout the campaign, which can vastly change the approach to victory.

Each different strategy requires an entirely different approach and is inspired by historical events. 

As you progress through the campaign, you will upgrade your units to better tackle what is to come and provide multiple different paths to success. The combination of different strategies and units to enhance results in fun and engaging replay value for each of the campaigns.

105 new cards

Theaters of War brings 40 new unique playable cards, 8 for each of the main nations for your collection. You earn the new cards as you complete each phase of the campaign.

As you progress, you unlock the complete set for each card (all 4 standard cards, all 3 limited or both special cards), getting 21 cards per nation or 105 for all 5 nations.