Our preview post below was published on January 21.
Tarawa 1943 is a solitaire card-driven wargame that recreates the US invasion of the Japanese-controlled Tarawa atoll during WWII. It will launch on Kickstarter on January 23.
You are playing as the US side. On each turn, you will activate one your battalions by having them move, attack or regroup. When a battalion is activated, its cohesion is reduced. If it goes too low, you have to make an exhaustion check.
You will also have a hand of 3 cards (out of a deck of 30) which you can play to call for air/naval support, engineers or tanks. One of these cards can be played during your turn, and another during the Japanese turn. Some of the cards give you extra dice to roll when you attack, or change the face of a die. Others let you activate more than one battalion.
The Japanese AI comes with its own deck of cards. On its turn, you will flip a card and execute the instructions (thus facing fire attacks, banzai attacks, infiltration etc.). You win if you manage to take control of the island as quickly as possible and without too many casualties.
You may check the Kickstarter preview. Bear in mind that, since it is published by Worthington Publishing, it is EU-unfriendly.