Increasingly, the newest deckbuilding games use deckbuilding as a single mechanic in a more complex gaming system that draws from our categories of gaming. Thus, Martin Wallace’s A Few Acres of Snow was a wargame deckbuilder and Friedemann Friese’s Copycat was a worker-placement deckbuilder. Asgard’s Chosen by Morgan Dontanville follows that trend.
Asgard’s Chosen is — like A Few Acres of Snow (2011) — a deckbuilding wargame. However, where A Few Acres felt like it was a pretty serious wargame that happened to use deckbuilding as a resource mechanic, Asgard’s Chosen feels like a serious deckbuilding game that happens to also incorporate wargaming.
Which is to say the emphasis is different.