Well it is primarily a board game with a beautiful game board and awesome custom wooden meeples shaped like tanks and ships. However, the gameplay is very much like a card game as you have a hand and deck of cards to manage. The cards you play drive the action on the board. Each of the six countries have their own deck of cards and each plays differently.
I really like the wooden pieces, just like Imperial 2030 and the card game / board game mesh intrigues me I'm interested!