So each player choose cards based on the PSI e.g. Resistance leader is Alice with PSI = 4 so player could chose 4 cards. If you get your cards mixed up use the card id shown on the bottom left e.g. Resistance shows "RES-T01". The cards can be downloaded from Tabans website and when you purchase a starter box you get the tactical cards (and mission cards). Tactical cards have the symbol as shown below top left.
One interesting points is that a game of Eden is 5 turns but if you are playing the Jokers you only get three cards and need to choose wisely when you will play them. The ISC player if they had the Grey Daimyo could select 8 cards and this provides more tactical options. cool.
Resistance tactical cards are Pirate Protocol, Backup power supply, Cybernetic overload and Atmospheric analysis.
Lets have a look at a card. 'Pirate Protocol". "Choose an allied Robot Fighter. It can be activated independently from the fighter it is enslaved to". So you pay 2 SP (strategy points) to use the card and follow the text. Sometimes the translation from French is not the easiest to understand but it hasn't been an issue for me.
Tactical cards provide extra options to each faction that enhance the game play. The artwork is cool and due to each faction having a different size tactical hand and different cards to choose from it provides many options and stops the games from becoming the same each time.
Lets have a look at one more, one of my favorite ones.