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You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
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pilight wrote:
You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
Regrets, I had no control over the hue or color intensity of the tokens.
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pilight wrote:
You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
I've actually had a gaming partner tell me "What do you mean you can't tell the difference? It's clear as day!"

I think it's a conspiracy of the color-enabled to keep us down... devil
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DownriverRick wrote:

I think it's a conspiracy of the color-enabled to keep us down...
It's actually a Communist plot by Uncle Joe to extend his influence...

Taking tongue out of cheek, you may or may not want to take this up in a new thread on the GMT forums. GMT uses wooden tokens in a lot of games (COIN, Churchill etc), so this would be a good point to raise. You might want to give them a list of what colors/combinations are good for you.
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There are several free online colorblind simulators that allow uploading and viewing images to simulate various types of color vision. I find these tools very helpful when selecting color palettes for materials that will be shared with large groups of people.
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pilight wrote:
You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
I don't think you can win. I have trouble with blue and green.
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mkiefte wrote:
pilight wrote:
You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
I don't think you can win. I have trouble with blue and green.
My advice is to find stick on dots and put a letter on them or by shape. There are no perfect combinations that look nice. If this prevents anyone from playing the game, my loss not yours.

Mark
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mkiefte wrote:
pilight wrote:
You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
I don't think you can win. I have trouble with blue and green.
Good point. Red/Green may be the most common, but it certainly isn't the only problem combination.

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My advice is to find stick on dots and put a letter on them or by shape. There are no perfect combinations that look nice. If this prevents anyone from playing the game, my loss not yours.

Mark
With a game like Churchill and the COIN series, I already do this. A small dot made with a Sharpie paint pen is great for this (I use either white or silver on the red bits). Counters are another story...
And kudos to David on the Vassal mod. The hammer and sickle emblem on the Soviet pieces make the mod playable for folks of my ilk.
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pilight wrote:
You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
The fog of war??
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MarkHerman wrote:
mkiefte wrote:
pilight wrote:
You only need three colors, why would you pick a color blind unfriendly pair? I finally got to play this over the weekend and had the devil's own time telling the British and Soviet clandestine networks apart.
I don't think you can win. I have trouble with blue and green.
My advice is to find stick on dots and put a letter on them or by shape. There are no perfect combinations that look nice. If this prevents anyone from playing the game, my loss not yours.

Mark
It's not that bad for me. One is usually darker than the other. I can usually remember which one is which.
 
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