ORIGINAL: Lord Zimoa
I thought the sprites did convey the advancement in the model as you upgrade units.
Correct, most units change when upgraded, uniform changes, airplanes are being updated, ships get update, tanks etc when updated and you get further in the war... you also see a roman figure that tell you what level your unit is, but you can also see it as the 3d renderings are different and evolve during the game. Counters stay the same, just have the roman figure telling their level.
So when you play with counters only, you miss all the little graphical unit updates. Just for the record: the most outer zoom uses counters always.
If you want to have a closer look at the upgrades look in:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Slitherine\Commander The Great War\Data\Graphics\Units
Oh drat. I can't tell the difference.
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