I dunno, it looks a little too North Africa for me. YMMV.
It's consistent with the Panzerkrieg color scheme (image below). FitE simply used white for open hexes, IIRC...
There are two development options and Vic has chosen the second:
- Draw dedicated bitmaps for each map section, as in WitE, which allows for differentiation on a hex-by-hex basis and a more attractive (but very hard to mod) map, or;
- Provide a hex template as with DC, allowing extensive modding but with the downside being that each hex of the same type has a repeating pattern.
In the mod, I have gone for visibility and contrast over artistic value. I Chose Panzerkrieg tan for summer and FitE white for winter. Obviously, I can't please everyone, so this version of the mod is for those with fond table-top memories. Anyone who downloads the mod can change the open hex color or pattern to suit their tastes - it takes about 10 minutes and I'll post a simple 'how to' here later.