Anyway, a little off topic here, i myself for example like LCS with it's actual graphics ! i wouldn't want tiles for that just because it's fine as it is. The representation would require a lot more details to make it worthwhile and it may shift the game towards a more comical, cynical, dark or any other mood, giving away it's neutral tone.
As an idea that came into my mind today about LCS, would be if it had a random pixel portrait generator for citizens. Would be really awesome, something more like the doom face portrait, but maybe with less details. Sliding even more into random portraits, Original War game had an EXCELLENT portrait generator for every soldier, was really awesome. Anyway i guess these kinds of generators are hard to make (heck, even a standard portrait would be hard to make, not to mention a generator.)