I have scrapped the idea of being original for being more familiar.  My experience thus far has taught me that terms like “shared” for joint occupation of a hex instead of “contested” has caused confusion and delay.

While “shared” conveyed a concept unique to the game, it was not beneficial enough to outweigh the value of using the wargame vernacular.  I believe this will help those future rules reviewers develop an overall picture of the game without having a hard copy in front of them.