I completely agree with the train of thought for “Generic” I.C.s, Air & Naval Bases, and A/A Guns as I previous mentioned for the Bases.
It ISN’T NECESSARY for them to be produced in seperate colors as that would multiply their cost of production by 9. I plan on painting my own “Commons” set in nation-specific colors including I-94 decals. My older painted/decalled ones are ready for replacement with better looking sculpts.
I think the most important point to be made here is not that we need them produced in “Nation-Specific” colors,……but that we NEED THEM PRODUCED!
My thoughts for the Air Bases is that they should look something like the “air base markers” from the A&A-Guadalcanal game with a Hanger and a Control Tower alongside the Runway. Maybe make it about the same size or a little smaller. It needs to be large enough to be easily recognizable but shouldn’t take too much space away from our Combat units.
These Air Bases take on even more importance if you’re considerring playing with the “Air Transport Rules” concerning Combat “Paratroop Drops” and Non-Combat
“Air Transfer” of units like I am. These will use the C-46 and C-47 aircraft that FMG and HBG already have in the “Pipeline”.
I think it would be a good idea if the Naval Bases were the same size as the
Air Bases for ease of identity.
Although it would be interesting to see some “Quonset Hut”-shaped “Barracks” units(I.C.s that can only produce Infantry), I’m NOT in favor of using them. But IF they produce them, now is the time to include them in the sculpts.
The same thing would go for any “Coastal Gun” units.
Like I Say,…What Do YA’LL Think???