The Indie Game Developers group came to my rescue today with some help with the tactical menu.

it looks like this:

UI_TacticalMenu

Unity’s button uses the rectangle of the image to determine if your in the graphic  As you can see all the buttons overlap in the menu.

With IGD’s help i was able to use 2d colliders to determine the mouse position and click

Thanks IGD! https://www.facebook.com/groups/8117041572/