My numbering is historical, not made-up. So when I name one of my infantry units "Schützen-Regiment 4" for example, that really was one of 6. Panzer-Division's infantry regiments.P5138 wrote: ↑Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:55 pm I've gotten to using ahistorical color coding for divisions with exceptions for any units that are special (Galland, Dir, Azul Infantry, etc.) Those units I highlight with the red stripe version of the default skin. The color coding, plus keeping the divisions distinctly numbered (blocks of 10; so, for example, all units in the 30s are from one division, all units in the 40s are from another) keeps things generally aligned.
It's still not great, though. Color coding makes all the infantry of a division look the same, and you can only choose so many colors before the army start looking psychedelic.
One of my concessions to this ordering is the SCW campaign. Because everything is screwed up in that campaign, I've taken to not customizing units' names. Once I get to the 1939 campaign, units get divided and infantry gets added in to make proper divisions. Also, I tend to keep my Panzer Is throughout the entirety of the SCW campaign, so I can field a full tank division without foreign units at the beginning of 1939, and slowly convert the T-26s et. al. to German armor (I always use slow modernization, so it takes 3 or 4 missions to convert/upgrade every plane and tank).
So my unit names follow the German system (mostly).
I. / Pz.Rgt. 35 / 4. Panzer-Division
II. / Pz.Rgt. 35 / 4. Panzer-Division
I. / Artillerie-Regiment 103
4. Pz.Div. / Schützen-Rgt. 12
But truth be told, it's the different camo schemes that is the primary way I identify the different units in game. Additionally, for my tanks and artillery, the 2 battalions are usually different types of tanks (e.g. one Panzer IIIH and one Panzer IVE) or guns.
Oh, I now use both Azul infantry units as the basis of my elite Großdeutschland Division. But before that, I would name it "Legión Azul" and used a cool blue camo that actually is found as a Soviet camo. But I thought it appropriate since it was the "Blue" division and it really stood out among all the others!