Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
I think the coloring on the ships is best, the units & subs second best, the CVP confusing.
It is the bitmaps that make the air units hardest to modify. For instance, the bomber shown in the screen shot has it graphics image run almost all the way to the top of the counter. The carrier air unit shown is an exception for air units, where I could get away with placing a stripe across the top. But even most carrier air units have their graphic image intrude on the top 'area' of the counter, so that isn't a standard solution I can use.
I would like all the Vichy French units to have the solid coloring like the submarines and the land units. That would make them appear the same as any other countries units. It is only the bitmaps that prevent that.
Note that there is nothing in the rules about the Vichy French units that makes them in anyway Free French. I would like to have two separate and distinct colors for these two politically separate countries.
In the other places where I am using stripes, there is something about the units 'split' ownership in the rules, that means it is handled differently at different points in the sequence of play. The only rule particular to the Vichy French is that they might defect under certain circumstances, but that only applies to the land units, and if they do defect, they are simply removed from the game (i.e., they do NOT become Free French).
Perfection is an elusive goal.