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CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 11:18:28 AM   
Crossroads


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Edit 10/4/2015: The download link below now includes a hi-res version of an up-to-date NATO icon listing.

Per popular request, here's a quick zip download including:

  • A numbered picture of all NATO symbols included in 1.00
  • A PDF explaining each of the symbols.

  • Download available HERE

    Related tips and hints for unit identification when playing 2D:

  • Consider having the unit 3D picture shown in the Hex Infobox (Menu: Options -> Infobox Counters OFF)
  • Toggle NATO icons with Unit Icons <ctrl+i>



    @Jason: perhaps sticky this post for now?


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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 11:28:14 AM   
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    #471-Amphibious Armored Tracked IFV-ATGM(BMP-ATGM)

    #472-Amphibious Armored Tracked IFV-No ATGM(BMP)

    Missed the last two editions!! I had made an xls map, but with everything going on, not sure it ever got included?!

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 11:29:33 AM   
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    Dang! I just used the old Excel I had... Well there you go, the NATO icons are all there, but these two explanations are missing. I don't have the time to fix this now sorry, maybe later...

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 11:30:03 AM   
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    Or, I was just checking are you paying attention?

    (I was not)

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 12:16:54 PM   
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    No problem, Petri, trying to check all the posts is getting ahead of me!! Thanks for posting that map and all though, I thought the excel one was in the install, but the numbered map is an awesome idea, good job!!

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 12:22:44 PM   
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    There's so many icons there the numbered map is a must. I had the cell# layer available so quickly put the map together. I actually took the two minutes to update the listing and send to Berto, once he can upload it to his server the above link will have a proper listing available

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 4:45:08 PM   
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    Could you get this in the game via maybe a menu option? like the manual or help option. Make it one document for accessing, i know it would help me, as i'm not a modern war guy.

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 5:02:23 PM   
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    I could probably add it as an appendix to the manual.

    Would that help?

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 5:29:39 PM   
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    Jason, I think budd's suggestion is an excellent one. Maybe F4 summons in-game the NATO icon cheat sheet? I too am often puzzled by what the NATO icons signify.

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 5:33:03 PM   
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    Original download link now up-to-date with the missing two icon definitions. (Sorry about that. )

    Just download again folks and good luck spotting those baddies!

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 5:36:57 PM   
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    F4 it is then! Good idea!

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/27/2015 7:20:31 PM   
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    thanks guys. Might as well be greedy in asking,anyway to somehow to have the picture and the text together.






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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 12:59:14 AM   
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    +1 on what budd said. Great job on this by the way.

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 3:55:27 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: **budd**
    thanks guys. Might as well be greedy in asking,anyway to somehow to have the picture and the text together.


    +1. Then maybe next time I won't think that my commander counter is an infantry unit...

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 6:44:17 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: 76mm

    +1. Then maybe next time I won't think that my commander counter is an infantry unit...


    There's also the color of the NATO symbol that represents the unit type. Blue for AA, brown for ATG, white for Transports, Yellow for Leaders, Grey for HQs, etc...

    The basic twelve color codes as available in Alt Counters in the colored bar in the bottom are explained HERE.


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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 7:00:08 AM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Crossroads
    There's also the color of the NATO symbol that represents the unit type. Blue for AA, brown for ATG, white for Transports, Yellow for Leaders, Grey for HQs, etc...


    That was one of my next questions, but I figured I'd read the manual before asking more interface questions...

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 7:34:23 AM   
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    Hello 76mm, I am not sure it is in the manual... That is the color coding used since the Talonsoft days, one of those things that's been around but not documented anywhere. I have to check the manual myself too. Good call.

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 12:11:13 PM   
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    i don't use Nato icons at all in any game i play, so if they only have Nato ones in them, i either ask for new ones to be modded or don't get the game, it's that simple

    Talonsoft

    have them all boxed in the loft from years gone by

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 12:46:39 PM   
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    Good thing you have the choice between 3D icons, graphical icons and NATO icons! Woo hoo!

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 12:51:15 PM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: zakblood

    i don't use Nato icons at all in any game i play, so if they only have Nato ones in them, i either ask for new ones to be modded or don't get the game, it's that simple

    http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=3855744

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 3:50:58 PM   
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    that was for a AAR, so no i wasn't tbh (also i said play, not test), i don't use anything other than normal none Nato counters, in any game i own and play:)

    even if i have to mod it myself or ask someone else to do it for me



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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 9:51:51 PM   
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    quote:

    ORIGINAL: Crossroads


    quote:

    ORIGINAL: 76mm

    +1. Then maybe next time I won't think that my commander counter is an infantry unit...


    There's also the color of the NATO symbol that represents the unit type. Blue for AA, brown for ATG, white for Transports, Yellow for Leaders, Grey for HQs, etc...

    The basic twelve color codes as available in Alt Counters in the colored bar in the bottom are explained HERE.


    No thats not in the manual, man that was bugging me.I looked and looked had no idea what those colored bars were for. Probably should be in manual,somewhere ....nice feature.

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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 9/28/2015 10:20:48 PM   
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    Duly noted about the manual! Will make sure these things are included in the future UPDATES.

    Jason Petho


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    RE: CS:ME NATO Symbols Explained - 10/4/2015 5:32:15 PM   
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    Updated the download archive with a better quality graphics sheet. For some reason the JPG version in the previous load was quite blurred. Here's an bitmap that should be as sharp as they come. Just download again, the url remains the same.

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    ORIGINAL: Crossroads

    Edit 10/4/2015: The download link below now includes a hi-res version of an up-to-date NATO icon listing.

    Per popular request, here's a quick zip download including:

  • A numbered picture of all NATO symbols included in 1.00
  • A PDF explaining each of the symbols.

  • Download available HERE

    Related tips and hints for unit identification when playing 2D:

  • Consider having the unit 3D picture shown in the Hex Infobox (Menu: Options -> Infobox Counters OFF)
  • Toggle NATO icons with Unit Icons <ctrl+i>



    @Jason: perhaps sticky this post for now?




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