From: metro Chicago, Illinois, USA
I'm an old wargamer and I always prefer the character/stylized counters. My favorite is 3D of course. I like NATO for modern naval and some strategic games. But I even use Stylized counters in War in the East and War in the West. It's the "little kid" pretending to be commanding troops syndrome. I once had 8 sets of PanzerBlitz cardboard maps and 12 sets of PanzerBlitz die cut counters. I had a ball with brigade and division sized games on some 4x8 plywood tables in my garage.
I have this "theory" that we tend now as adults to like what we were first exposed to, and enjoyed, as kids. There's the little kid inside each of us still.
Except maybe for playing with plastic green army men when I was ~5 years old, I never played (much less collected or painted) miniatures, and I was never into tabletop war gaming. I was AH, then SPI board war gaming right from the get-go. So now, as an adult, my imagination is best served by hexes, and counters. I'm perfectly fine with NATO icons. I like to use my imagination. In fact, seeing two or three soldiers representing a platoon (much less, or more so?, a battalion, a regiment, a ...); or one tank representing four, or six -- that gets in the way of my imagination. When I see individual soldiers and tanks, I tend to think squad-level, tactical combat, not grand tactical or operational.
Hexes, counters, NATO icons -- works for me!
But of course, we all had differing experiences as kids. Different strokes for different folks. And quite possibly my "theory" is hogwash!
So my favorites will be 3D and the 2D Black with side view. I have a basic system. I use the 2D to "move into position", then I switch to the 3D to conduct the combat. Works for my imagination just fine... LOL
I used to play that way. But I find the new 2D so good, I now play CS almost exclusively 2D.
GREAT WORK ON THIS PROJECT: BY THE WAY...
Yes, I would like to see, and use, this mod also.
< Message edited by berto -- 9/30/2015 9:10:12 AM >