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MPU Division Icons - NATO like counters
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MPU Division Icons - NATO like counters

Some "NATO like" division template icons I made for co-op games with friends.

Compatible with v1.5.4

- Removes the standard division template icons
- Icons for all vanilla division types plus some extras for use with mods
- Icons for 25 unique division types
- Icons come in eight different colours
- No Echelon, Corps, Division, Brigade and Regiment icons for every unique type
- Ironman / Achievement / MP compatible

For those who don't care about unit size / echelon, simply pick an icon from the first column and ignore the rest

Plays well together with my other mods
MPU Theatre Icons (L) - NATO like counters
MPU Theatre Icons (S) - NATO like counters
MPU Theatre Icons (Less is More)
MPU Theatre Icons (BICE) - NATO like counters
MPU Theatre Icons - More Colours

MPU Division Icons - NATO like counters
MPU Division Icons (No Echelon)
MPU Division Icons - More is More

MPU White Icons for Map Counters
MPU - Map Counters (S)
MPU - Map Counters (M)
MPU - Map Counters (L)

Enjoy 8-)
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Oct 6 @ 9:09am
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mpu.daemos  [author] Oct 6 @ 11:30pm 
@Sublime Beatitudo: The filled version of the icon typically indicates horsed cavalry (i.e. cav that uses actual horses as opposed to say humvee / air cav from later eras) while the diagonal slash indicates recon (which would normally serve a support function rather than being a full division).

Having said that, it's currently No.1 on the list of possible icons to add in ;-)

Thanks for the feedack
Sublime Beatitudo Oct 6 @ 8:01pm 
Fantastic work on the new mod! For missing icons suggestion:

- The vanilla-type cavalary symbol is missing, i.e. the diagonal slash with no filled background for either part. Currently, the new version has the half-filled diagonal slash version, but not the no-fill version. I like the colors. If there's no space for a new icon, maybe replace the half-filled diagonal version with the no-fill version? I'm not sure how popular each is, but IMO the no-fill fits the base game aesthetic better.

That's the only thing I could think of that is missing. Everything else looks fantastic.
Rex Ursus Oct 6 @ 10:02am 
Great work! Thank you. Thumb up.
mpu.daemos  [author] Oct 6 @ 9:08am 
Okay, older version uploaded here:
MPU Division Icons - More is More

If there's only one or two icons people are missing, I can look at squeezing them into this main version of the mod... however, since it's already at the limit of how many division icons the game can handle (1024 in total), it would mean losing a colour.

I could maybe part with one of the greens (but how will I tell my jungle from my forest troops???) which would allow 1024 / 7 (colours) / 5 (echelon variants) = 29 unique counters. So like I said, if it's only one or four icons...

Feedback welcome
Igwaith Oct 6 @ 6:33am 
Excelent! This is great, now we can identify better the units on the map, good job removing the green/red colour, now its more clear!
fnfkncsahmfcsf Oct 6 @ 6:22am 
upload the previous version plz @mpu.daemos
mpu.daemos  [author] Oct 6 @ 2:53am 
Just uploaded the new version with the following changes:
-Reduced unique icon types to 25
-All 25 icons come in 8 different colours
-Removed battalion echelon variants to reduce the overall icon numbers to within HOI4 limits
-Updated S,M and L counter mods to match

It should retain compatibility with any mods that were previouisly compatible, with the following caveat: the icons are now in groups of 5 so it may not be compatible with anything that changes the division designer window. (BICE version coming soon)

As always, if there's any problems let me know. Enjoy 8-)

P.S. If there's demand for it, I can upload the previous version as a seperate mod but note: this is the version I'll be maintaining in the future and the other may fall by the wayside.
mpu.daemos  [author] Oct 6 @ 2:52am 
I've also just added the MPU White Icons for Map Counters mod to remove the green / red colour overlay that vanilla adds to the division icons on the map counters... this helps make the colour on the map counter exactly the same as the division icons (rather than them always having a green tinge)
Igwaith Sep 30 @ 11:25am 
Wow thats great, thanks! That's gonna be an excelent mod! If you can please let us know when you upload it! If it has compability with the Counter L that would be great!
mpu.daemos  [author] Sep 30 @ 4:35am 
@Igwaith: I've been working on a new version of this mod (which will probably end up replacing this one) which removes a bunch of the lesser used icons and adds more coloured icons. After using this mod with my mates for a while, we realised about 60% of the icons were never used but everyone was using the coloured "elite" icons a lot. So the new mod has 25 unique icons (each with a corps, div, brigade, regiment, no echelon variant) in nine different colours (the existing white, black, red and yellow with brown, olive, green, cyan and blue added). It doesn't work with the counter mods yet but I can hopefully get that done this week sometime.