I really like that sheet! If I want to try out a combat or run something even more minimal than my dice-based method I'll etch out the general layout on a post-it with a pencil, drawing a horizontal line in front of their mark on the pad to indicate duck-back, a slash through their mark for OOF, and x'd out for OD. I can remember which side is in cover when, but if I want to get fancy and doodle sometimes I'll draw some bs stick-art bunkers for them to hunker behind, for fun. Minimalist all the way, while still indicating what I need it to.
^ That's a pretty cool approach I haven't heard of.
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge. War endures. As well ask men what they think of stone. War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner. That is the way it was and will be. That way and not some other way.
Ed inspired me a while ago to setup a "powerpoint" (I use Keynote on my iPad) with a couple of slides of the battle boards (some of Ed's some from Loke's battle mats.) I have all the counter images as separate shapes and a bunch of objects (crates, furniture) etc. I only go this route if I feel like there's a lot of to track or the physical bits and bobs seem important. If it is a small encounter I'm more likely to just sketch it out on pen and paper... a one-on-one encounter I'm probably just going to play in my head.