ORIGINAL: golden delicious
I’ve always enjoyed playing around with FitE2, but I can’t help but be a bit overwhelmed by the number of color combinations used for the Russians. The screen shot above is just a small piece of the map, but in it there’s about 15 different Russian formation color combinations. I know that color influences the way formations interact and cooperate, but this seems excessive. At least the German force uses a limited number of color combinations so telling the forces apart is not an issue.
Could a fewer number of colors be used for the Russian side without damaging the historical aspect?
I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds it difficult to see at a glance what's going on when you have red, green and blue icons all in the same force.
I would think that in a scenario of this length, it would be natural for units to be shifted between fronts. Thus, different colour schemes for each front would seem to be detrimental. One might want different colours for 1) the air force and 2) lower level artillery assets to prevent them from too readily co-operating with all and sundry, but for everyone else to be basically the same colour.
In FitE2, Front color YOU :) Actually, if one groups one Armies together and realizes that red on red is NKVD or air, blue is Naval Air or seaborne assets, red on black is artillery or RR repair .... it isn't hard at all. And once you get your Armies group together ... you aren't going to be shifting much between fronts. At least the first 50 or 100 moves :)
This isn't a hard scene to play as Soviets, at least not after the first eight or nine gos at it :)
oops same pic posted will grab new pic
Here: Leningrad after Sovs 27
Redunits are NKVD/Security forces with SMGs pointed at Regular Red Army backs. Make sure they not run home to Mama :)
< Message edited by Hellen_slith -- 6/3/2021 11:25:26 AM >