Ok, you asked for it and here is a screen shot with a small tour guide:
This is a solo game I have played in which I am France. I have secured Berlin after some serious field combats in hopes of getting an unconditional surrender from Prussia.
The top buttons are buttons active at all times (Main menu, end phase, view political statuses, etc).
The buttons in the lower left part of the screen are the phase buttons (DOW, attempt alliances, etc).
The text window above the phase buttons is a text log which can be enlarged to see more messages at once.
Just to the right of the text window is the current selected unit (Napoleon) and its stats.
To the of the current unit window is the current area window which has a lot of info about the current area, city control, nation, current nation that controls this area and the province in which it belongs. This window also has the current units in this area broken down by stack i.e. Units in the city, besieging unit and rural units.
Just to the right of the area information window is the strategic map with color coding of control.
You can see the optional panels in the main menu that allow me to view more detailed info about my nation. This panel will show current conquered nations, freestates, wars, peace restrictions, access, money and VPs.
The very top right section is a quick view of the current nation with its phase and manpower/money info.
Anyway, just wanted to give a quick view of the main play screen. Some of you have seen this before BUT maybe not the latest...
Hope this helps...
< Message edited by Marshall Ellis -- 10/11/2006 1:46:53 AM >