I'm currently working on a game that has sort of hidden roles like Stratego.
But instead of revealing the role on contact I want the role of the piece to be shown as soon as it is in range with the opponent (also the opponent should show theirs) or if a special ability is used.
But also it should be possible too hide the role as soon as it is out of range or the end of the turn (with special ability).
So I was thinking about a removable cover.
But since the combat isn't based on rank, like Stratego, but more like a wargame. I would like a health counter (like with X-wing of SW Armada) on it.
Is there already something like this out there? Or is it something new I'm thinking of and do I need to design it myself?
I'm even open to suggestions on how to design this element.