I've been working away on concepts and cleaning up items from playtesting in the future set of rules "Fields of Valor". FoV is a low level game, focusing on tactical WW2 actions. It is NOT a skirmish game, as it is still unit focused. Infantry units are a squad, weapon units represent 2 or so weapons, vehicles represent 1-2 vehicles.
The above photo shows the card backs - medals for (left to right) Germany, US, USSR.
I've been troubled by trying to show moving MG units without an abstract marker cluttering up the table. I finally realized that the WestWind MG packs included figures moving/carrying the MG components! Bingo! Add that marker to the front of the unit, and it is broken down for movement and in movement mode. Problem solved!
A simple solution, looks good, easy to use. That's my kind of solution.
I'm busily painting offboard assets - artillery, in particular. I finished a couple of stands of US 105mm's, and am working on some German 75mm infantry guns.
While they are "offboard", and not a tactical unit in play, I find that seeing the asset makes it much more interesting than just "105mm" scribbled on a notecard or piece of paper.
I'll post photos when they're done.