Background: The monster had taken over almost half of the country and terrorized people wherever they passed, until the invention of constructs tipped the scale back in the English's favor. The constructs, giant iron robots piloted by three soldiers each, helped the English dislodge most of the monsters and regain most of the ground they had previously lost. It was only a matter of time before they completely wiped out the hopeless remnants.A handful of monsters remained free, in desolate regions, but no large forces and no organized bands. Then the English took the war to Moore's Wall, leaving enough constructs behind to guard the land they had retaken
Source: Timepiece, Heather Albano
Hi, does "take the war" simply mean "carry the war over to Moore's Wall"? Is it only used in contexts where one was directing the ongoing war to a different location?" Would you use it to mean "start the war" ?