The setting is obviously the Second World War, and one of the more interesting approaches here is that you can fight from a variety of sides on the Western Front, including the belligerent ones. Playing either the German, American or Soviet campaigns (in any order), you partake in WWII from its early stages with the invasion of Poland all the way to the American and Soviet push into the Reich.
Gameplay is divided into historical and skirmish battles accessible via a campaign map, with skirmishes being necessary pre-requisites for accessing historical battles. The randomly generated skirmish maps hand you simple, generic tasks, but completing them will reward you with better units and – perhaps just as importantly – more experienced core units. With the game’s experience system you find that it’s more feasible to keep your campaign tanks and guns intact instead of throwing them away in battle, as higher experienced units will fare better on the field and score more kills.