Retaliation: Path of War is a 2D top-down turn-based strategy wargame based on the Retaliation board game. It is played on a board that consists of hexes, like in Panzer General. The player is the commander of several tanks and must complete various missions such as capturing the enemy base or defeating all enemy units. Units can be split or merged based on the concept of divisions. Battles can be randomized by using dice to calculate the result or to provide random effects, even self-damage. There are 20 terrain types that influence combat, movement and production. By occupying terrain reinforcements are provided. There are multiple gameplay variants, the game can be played with multiple fronts and it is mod friendly with an editor for creating and sharing custom maps.