The aim of the game is to rise to the fore as one of the 45 states, to secure military dominance and become the Frontline Nation. On their way to this goal, players have the opportunity to campaign in strategic as well as in tactical mode and also to strengthen their forces with numerous upgrades before hostilities begin. The strategic mode includes researching weapon technologies, producing combat units, or the cunning use of diplomacy to bring an opponent to their knees. However in tactical mode, combat is conducted under the outside influences of changing weather and a day and night cycle. This is where players rely on the powers of a total of 20 different types of units on land, water or in the air, including covert operations specialists, spies and saboteurs.