Distances on the ground would be useful actually, and I was just thinking this. People on here keep saying things like "have your infantry 2-300m in front of your tanks" or " once your starship gets within 1575m of da enemy" and I have absolutely no clue how far any of that is in the actual game.
Like, how big is a tree? This would actually be useful to be shown on the strategic level map when you zoom right out. Or is this supposed to be a realism thing because in the 80's they didnt have Google Maps?
Some people like it some people don't. I say, add a grid-type overlay showing ranges and "hidden" locations (with actual BOUNDARIES in forests). Those who want to use it can, those who don't, don't have to. Of course, you'll get people who are vehemently against both.