OK so let us get started here.
First, something to keep in mind: Everything shown here is still work in progress though, so things are subject to change.
I am trying to keep the screenies reasonable sized. I have a 1920x1080 monitor so I am resizing the game window a bit smaller. Screenshots posted in this thread are all in actual size.
What you see here is the 2D Zoom-in View, which for me is the view I do play battle secuences for most part. This is from Into Africa, from Yom Kippur War, and what you see here is my little Israeli battle group already west of Suez canal, ie. 'in Africa':
I have opted for:
Standard counters, and
I mostly play with NATO symbols and as I've stated in another thread there's some 420 individual NATO unit symbols at the moment, to provide the detailed needed in this platoon sized game.
All NATO symbols are in a dedicated graphics file, so if you want to see some other military symbols this would be the one file to mod. The colors in NATO symbols remain true to the original Campaign Series color, so yellow for infantry, orange for engineers, brown for Anti-tank, pink for armor, green for artillery and so forth. If you'd like to see all white NATO symbols instead, I am considering chucking in a mod with white symbols only.
I however prefer to use the colored ones, for obvious reason of being able to tell what type of units I have in my command.
With counters we are opting for a simple and crisp design. We are not even putting any gloss effects into them, only the edges have the shadows with them. If you want to see something else instead, each nation has a dedicated graphics file for their counters, very easy to modify if you so want. Many of us in the Dev team are boardgame geeks, so at least for me the more everything looks like a boardgame the better
What else? Not about counters as such, but perhaps worth mentioning:
On the right you see the Hex Info Box, with details of the selected hex, including all units there.
Thermometers are ON, they can be toggled to show either Action points, Morale, or Strength.
Map names are ON, they can be toggled ON/OFF.
Also, I have the Display menu open. As you can see we've put in place a lot of short-key commands! Almost everyone key combo is in use, so once you become familiar with the game series there's no need for a click fest we hope. And even when using the mouse, the Toolbar in the bottom replicates most often used commands as icons, so no need to open up various menu levels.
Toolbar too can be opted OFF, if you prefer not to see it (If you prefer to see larger icons, that is possible as well. I've set it on 'Small')
< Message edited by Crossroads -- 7/22/2015 10:21:38 AM >